Nigeria Sustains Global Innovation Capacity Contribution from Africa – Wins big at World Summit Award 2022

The winners of 2022 demonstrate how digital solutions decisively support societal challenges and assist to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The global pandemic specifically demonstrated the importance of digital solutions and this year’s winners are an excellent example of how digital solutions and applications can help protect the environment, support healthcare, provide inclusive and high-quality education, connect people and share relevant information. The winning projects demonstrate the diversity and richness of digital content solutions globally. 

This is coming to me and Nigeria as a consolidation, a spectacular one at that, in a dozens years of selfless volunteerism. I appreciate the efforts of all the global experts around the world for this confirmations and due ratings. It is only a mark to do more, saving our societies anytime we have an opportunity!

The WORLD SUMMIT AWARD (WSA) Winners 2022 provide a meaningful selection of worldwide digital solutions contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – 40 solutions from 29 countries have been awarded by an international jury meeting held in Jarkata, Indonesia weeks after an Online Jury had been completed.   

“The WSA Winners combine two major focus points – the commitment to the UN SDGs and solving society’s issues with smart content application. Evaluated by an international expert Jury in 2 stages – a multi-stakeholder college unique in terms of diversity and background – the 40 WSA Winners of 2022 have been tried for sustainability, aim, technical and strategic finesse. This year’s challenges show more than ever how much digital means can offer progress and solutions. This year’s WSA Winners present a wonderful showcase of purpose-driven innovation and entrepreneurship.”  

WSA Chairman Prof. Peter A. Bruck states.  

It is indeed with great honor to announce, with the powers bestowed on me as the Eminent WSA National Expert for Nigeria, the long-awaited results of the World Summit Awards 2022 edition and to share the good news that Nigeria won in 2 of the categories to become a contributor of 2 out of the 40 outstanding products declared world best in 2022. The products are in Open-Government and Citizens Engagement solution named ZamTracka produced by Fauzudeen Mahmoud from Zamfara State Innovationbed Incubation – incidentally the Innovationbed former #National #HeadOfHouse, and the second product is under Inclusion and Empowerment category being Laborhack by Oare Ehiemua-Ochui from Edo State Incubation.

The Shortlist 2022

Here the clear statistics supporting their win and general challenge

The WINNERS are!!!

The full list of global winners:

All the expert nominations and superior mentions across the country were as above.


The World Summit Awards were founded in 2003 by Austria in the framework of the UN World Summit on Information Society. WSA is a global initiative recognizing local digital content contributing to the achievement of the UN SDGs.  

WSA reaches digital entrepreneurs in 187 countries worldwide and provides a unique platform for everyone interested in purpose driven digital innovation. Through close cooperation with the United Nations agencies and strategic alignment with the UN SDGs, the WSA is a globally recognized quality seal for digital innovation.   


Nigeria’s ZamTracka and Laborhack will be recognized at the WSA Global Congress 2022, in front of an international audience. The Innovationbed Heros will receive their Awards in the Government & Citizen Engagement and Inclusion and Empowerment categories at the WSA Global Congress 2023, from March 8-11 2023, Puebla, Mexico. The WSA Global Congress is an international networking and learning event for those who are interested in the use of digital technology to achieve the UN SDGs.

The agenda will be a compilation of interaction and inspiration, hands-on workshops, business blind-dates and inspiring keynotes, bringing together the global and multi-stakeholder network of WSA.  


In the wake of major social and political changes over the current pandemic, social entrepreneurs and digital innovators around the globe are taking bold steps to safeguard diversity, equity, and inclusion. Being a Member of the WSA Grand Jury, I have witnessed this first-hand. As became clear, there is no silver bullet. No single solution that can tackle the UN SDGs. Yet, in pushing ourselves to think outside the box and draw on the best empirical evidence that exists, the convening WSA applicants showcased promising evidence that we still have significant hope for the UN 2030 agenda. WSA Grand Jury process is the most democratic evaluation mechanism that is out there to compare and contrast Global Innovations representing all UN Member Countries. This is what I enjoy the most being a Member of the WSA Grand Jury. 

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2 responses to “Nigeria Sustains Global Innovation Capacity Contribution from Africa – Wins big at World Summit Award 2022”

  1. Innovationbed.Africa Avatar

    “During the pandemic, digital technologies have kept societies functioning and people connected. But the pandemic has also highlighted a yawning gap in access to these tools, including vast gender disparities. The world entered the digital age decades ago, but a core challenge remains: closing the digital divide.”  says UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

    To narrow worldwide divides, it needs smart solutions. The WSA top 40 of 2022 bridge worldwide gaps with delivering digital solutions to pressing global challenges, bringing us one step closer to reaching the UN SDG’s. From intelligent water distribution to a chatbot for food donations, from online mental health support to online STEM education, the WSA winners once more proof that smart use of digital means can make a positive impact for all.

  2. Innovationbed.Africa Avatar

    Congratulations Fauzudeen Mahmoud and Oare Ehiemua-Ochui for the winning ZamTracka and Laborhack projects from Zamfara and Edo States respectively – wishing you the best of luck and the incubation platform is there for growth management and monitoring as we have done for others in our dozen year tech-scouting experience! You should indeed scale to become national and global Innovationbed Heros which you have become in the realities of the World Summit Awards. Amos Emmanuel, founder, Innovationbed Africa.

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