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March 20, 2018

See how tech is improving lives! WSIS Forum Photo Contest winners announced

By ITU News

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is celebrating the winners of the second-annual #ICT4SDG Photo Contest, which seeks to promote the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to speed progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Photographers from around the globe were invited to share photo submissions that demonstrate this year’s theme of ‘Leveraging ICTs to Build Information and Knowledge Societies for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.’

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The three winning entries, coming from Turkey, Sudan and India were awarded and presented at the WSIS Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

View the winning images from the WSIS Photo Contest below:

Life Easier With Internet

In the above photo, Turk Telekom volunteers train youngsters with down syndrome. Students are learning how to use a computer and are introduced the world of the Internet. The United Nations Development Programme and Habitat Association are the partners of Turk Telekom in the project ‘Life is Easy with Internet’. Some 30,000 people used Internet for the first time with this project. Every year, Turk Telekom covers more people, in particular disadvantaged groups.

Photographer’s name: Mr. Yurttas Tumer
Nationality: Turkish
Affiliated organization: Turk Telekom Corporate Social Responsibility

Optical Fiber Training

The above photo is of the Engineering Training Program for Sudanese Fresh Graduated Students learning in the Optical Fiber lab.

Photographer’s name: Ms. Tanzeel Mukhtar, Communication’s officer at SUDACAD
Nationality: Sudanese
Affiliated organization: SUDACAD (Sudatel Telecommunication Academy)

From Makers to Changemakers

In the above photo, some children from a rural area of Andhra Pradesh, India learn autonomously to carry out projects for their communities with local materials and resources. The workshop was held during a visit to the maker space of Project DEFY in Proto Village, within the framework of the Inventors4Change project.

Photographer’s name: Mr. Eduard Muntaner Perich
Nationality: Spanish
Affiliated organization: From Makers to Changemakers

To view the photos from WSIS Forum Photo Contest Finalists visit the WSIS Website here.

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See how tech is improving lives! WSIS Forum Photo Contest winners announced

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