e-Swabhimani, the Digital Social Impact Awards that recognise the excellence of the use of Information and Communication Technology tools and applications for social well-being, is an initiative of the Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the apex ICT institution of the Government, which functions under the Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment.
Launched in 2009, e-Swabhimani has over the years successfully brought to light the best of local talents, encouraging them to greater heights by giving recognition to social causes that has a positive impact on the lives of people.
The eighth consecutive year e-Swabhimani 2018 will celebrate digital innovation under the theme ‘Inspiring Creativity and Empowering Entrepreneurship’. The concept of e-Swabhimani is unique and novel as it celebrates and acknowledges digital applications and solutions of social benefit. Strongly committed to promote innovative and creative digital products and services of local developers, e-Swabhimani serves as a platform to take the best applications to international level.
Aiming to felicitate fluid and intrigued social change e-Swabhimani 2018 calls for applications under the following categories; Government and Citizen Engagement, Health and Well-being, Learning and Education, Environment and Green Energy, Culture and Tourism, Smart Settlement and Urbanization, Business and Commerce, Inclusion and Empowerment and Digital Entertainment.
Along with the contribution to the society the applicants will be evaluated for technical aspects which evaluates the content, interface, interactivity, design and technical realisation, degree of innovation, social impact. The strategic aspects which evaluates the innovation and creativity and go to market strategy under each category.
As a platform that hails “catalytic innovation,” for social change e-Swabhimani is the only award in Sri Lanka that appreciates digital solutions for a social good. Sri Lankan citizens and organisations who have developed innovative digital solutions are welcome to apply www.eswabhimani.lk. The closing date of applications is 25 July.