The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) announced that it received more than 325 entries from applicants for “e-Swabhimani – Digital Social Impact Awards this year. This is the highest number of entries received in the history of the event.
The e-Swabhimani – Digital Social Impact Awards recognises the excellence of the use of information and communication technology tools and applications for social wellbeing. It is an initiative launched in 2009 by the ICTA, and over the past 11 years, it has successfully brought to light some of the best of local talent. The concept of e-Swabhimani is strongly committed to promote innovative and creative digital products and services of local developers, and serves as a platform to take the best applications to an international level.
Entries were open under the business and commerce, culture, tourism, digital entertainment, environment, green energy, health and wellbeing, inclusion and empowerment, government and citizens engagement, and learning and education categories. The top three entry categories for which entries were received were business and commerce, learning and education, and health and wellbeing.
Along with the contribution to the society, the applications will be evaluated for technical aspects and strategic aspects under each category. E-Swabhimani has been among the winners of the World Summit Awards since 2010, bringing fame to Sri Lanka. This year too the winners will stand a chance to present their case at the World Summit Awards.