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QATARI inventor Mohammed al Jefairi has won the 2018 World Summit Awards (WSA) for Digital Innovation in the inclusion and empowerment category for developing an open-source sign language platform called ‘Deaf Pedia’.
The platform can be used by any user around the world in any language and dialect. The project is among the 40 winners out of a total of 430 nominations from 182 participating countries.
At a ceremony on Sunday to honour the Qatari inventor, Minister of Transport and Communications HE Jassim bin Saif al Sulaiti said that 2018 WSA for Digital Innovation is an international standard for honouring the best local digital innovations that improve lives of communities. He expressed his pride over all the projects that have won over the past years.
The minister also congratulated Mohammed al Jefairi for winning the prestigious honour and raising the name of Qatar at the global forum.
Qatar is the only Gulf country to win an award this year in the eighth category and Qatar and Lebanon are the only countries from all Arab world to have won an award.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker also congratulated the Qatari inventor, adding that Qatar Airways, as part of its mission to support Qatari entrepreneurs and innovators, will back Jefairi and his project. (QNA)
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