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 hackathons provide an opportunity for innovators from around the world to support the work and mandates of the UN.


Reboot Accelerator enables innovators to engage with each other and to contribute directly to solving global challenges by developing crowd-sourced solutions.


Reboot Accelerator presents an opportunity for multiple stakeholdersfrom the UN, academia, and the private and public sectorsto collaborate on solutions.


Reboot Accelerator provides a space to share feedback and ideas that lead to knowledge sharing, which will foster innovative solutions.

Reboot Challenges

The World Health Organization (WHO), together with UNAIDS and OICT, challenged 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 the Ocean was 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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Reboot the Earth was  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 was a joint initiative led by the OICT and the UN Youth Envoy in partnership with SAP.

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Reboot Alumni