The World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) Forum launched its first #ICT4SDG Photo Contest to promote this year’s theme of ‘Information and Knowledge of Societies for the SDGs,’ inviting everyone to show how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The three winning entries, coming from Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Mexico, were awarded and presented at the Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.
Summer Holiday Camp (Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
MindAfrica, an organization that offers free resources and learning opportunities to disadvantaged children and youths, organized Summer Holiday Camp for 120 underserved students across Nigeria. The enrichment camp aims to help students develop vital skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking. The image shows the instructor demonstrating real-life applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Digitally Yours (Baintala Village, Rampal, Bangladesh)
The image shows a group of women from Baintala Village in Bangladesh participating in a disaster preparedness training at nightfall after work. Since parts of Baintala still have no access to electricity, solar powered tablet devices were being used to facilitate the training.
The Puntos Mexico Conectado (PMC) program in Mexico aims to bridge digital divide through digital skills development. The image shows children participating in PMC’s interactive session on robotics. The program has successfully helped increase ICT access in underserved communities in Mexico by installing one centre in each state, generally in high-poverty areas.