OSS4SDGs Hackathon Launched: Empowering Gender Equality through Open Source Innovation
The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is excited to announce the third edition of the Open Source Software for Sustainable Development Goals (OSS4SDGs) Hackathon. The hackathon will focus on addressing challenges related to SDG #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
As part of our commitment to the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA), this hackathon will promote the use of Digital Public Goods (DPGs) and harness their potential to address global issues. Participants will have the opportunity to develop open source solutions that address these challenges by building upon existing open source projects and DPGs.
These challenges include tackling gender-discriminatory language, addressing gender-based violence, combating misinformation, and addressing safety concerns faced by women.
All submissions must be developed within the six-week event and should result in open source software with innovative solutions to the specified challenges.
This competition is a collaborative effort of OICT, the European Commission - Directorate-General for Informatics (EC-DIGIT), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), EQUALS and Child Online Protection (COP). This collaboration is part of the overall framework for collaboration with the ongoing ITU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alliance for Digital Development.
A panel consisting of representatives from UN OICT, ITU, EQUALS and COP will evaluate the solutions submitted through the platform. The winning ideas will be announced on 20 September.
To learn more about the hackathon and to register, visit: https://ideas.unite.un.org/sdg5/Page/Overview