Reboot Accelerator

The Reboot Accelerator Programme is a call for innovative solutions initiated by the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) that aims to utilize the crowdsourcing platform to solve global challenges.

Through a series of global hackathons launched under Reboot Accelerator, OICT engages with United Nations entities and external partners, including in the private sector and academia. The global hackathon provides an opportunity for innovators from around the world to support the work and mandates of the UN.

Reboot Accelerator


The platform enables global citizens to contribute directly to solving global challenges by developing crowd-sourced solutions and allows them to engage with other young innovators.


The platform presents an opportunity for multiple stakeholders -- from the UN, academia, and the private and public sectors, -- to collaborate on solutions.


The platform presents a space to share feedback and ideas that lead to knowledge sharing, which will foster innovative solutions.

Reboot Challenges

Reboot the Earth is as a social coding event that brings young computer programmers, scientists and other interested people together under the auspices of the United Nations to improve upon or build a new software programs that addresses the current climate crisis.

Reboot the Earth is a joint initiative led by the UN OICT and UN Youth Envoy in partnership with SAP.

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Reboot the Ocean is a call for solutions leading up to the Ocean Conference (2021) and initiated by OICT, the United Nations Global Compact, the United Nations Ocean Conference, and the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, in partnership with SAP.

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The World Health Organization (WHO), together with UNAIDS and OICT, challenges innovators to use expertise to address one of the urgent health challenges for the next decade: Keeping young people safer.

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Reboot Alumni



Upcoming Events

April - May 2020

Reboot The Ocean Virtual Hackathon

To encourage young people to stay home & do their part in the midst of the coronavirus global pandemic, Reboot the Ocean is hosting a virtual hackathon for young innovators to use their time and creativity to develop solutions for other global challenges such as keeping the ocean save.

Register here