ESCWA Digital Arabic Content Award 2023-2024

Deadline: 15th of October, 2023

ESCWA is launching the third cycle of the ESCWA Digital Arabic Content Award for Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the World Summit Awards (WSA). The Award recognizes the best digital Arabic content products that relate to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • Each of the winners in both categories will receive a Trophy and Travel and Accommodation in the
    city where the 2024 Arab Forum for Sustainable Development takes place.
  • Additionally, winners in the Young Entrepreneurs category will be sponsored to attend the 2024 WSA
    global congress and will benefit from training and mentoring programmes offered by ESCWA and WSA.


Applications for the Award are open to institutions and young entrepreneurs from Arab countries that have created digital Arabic content applications or products with a clear impact on society.

  • Institutions can be public, private, academic, civil society, non-governmental, or other stakeholders, with existing products that support the achievement of the SDGs.
  • Young entrepreneurs can be start-up founders, or teams of young people or individuals where at least one of the founders and most of the team are younger than 35 years old.

Selection Criteria:

Two Strategic Criteria – social/ societal:

• IMPACT | Local impact on community and society in the Arab region, and sustainability and
• VALUE | Addressing the United Nations SDGs, narrowing digital divide, and promoting digital
inclusion for sustainable development.

Five Technical Criteria:

• CONTENT | Quality and comprehensiveness.
• FUNCTIONALITY | Ease of use, User experience, Appropriate interactivity.
• DESIGN | Navigation, Target groups, and Visual appeal.
• TECHNOLOGY | State of the art in technology and quality of technical realization.
• INNOVATION | Originality and newness to targeted users, Business model society and market.

Click here to apply

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