ICTs for Indigenous Languages

691 Registered Allowed team size: 2 - 5

Winners are announced.

Prototype Submission Phase
Online
starts on:
Apr 18, 2022, 06:00 PM
ends on:
May 10, 2022, 09:59 PM

Winners

Overview

Winners Announcement

June 1, 2022 (14 – 15:30 pm CEST)

Registration Link 

 

 

Many languages are today in danger of falling into disuse. A majority of these are indigenous languages. The gradual disappearance of languages, particularly indigenous ones, is connected, in practice to the structural discrimination to which they have been subjected, to the vulnerable situation of their users (speakers and signers), whose actual use of their own languages in everyday life depends on the daily reality of their socio-cultural, economic, political, technological, environmental and demographic situations.

As part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2022 Special Track on ITCs and Indigenous Languages, WSIS, UNESCO, in collaboration with other stakeholders are co-organizing an online hackathon inviting all interested stakeholders to ideate and create ICT solutions that contribute to the intergenerational transmission, preservation, revitalization, and promotion of indigenous languages.

The final winners will be announced during the Final Week of the WSIS Forum 2022, 30 May-03 June.

More information on the hackathon is available HERE

Themes

KNOWLEDGE

Creation of favorable conditions for knowledge-sharing and dissemination of good practices on indigenous languages.

Examples of solutions could be developing online databases, open data platforms, online translation tools, webpages, etc.. to share good practices within and between different indigenous communities.

EMPOWERMENT

Proposing online training, chat rooms, educational games, and solutions to learn indigenous languages especially for the young generation.

PRESERVATION

Developing online archiving tools, online dictionaries to access preserve, protect and revitalize indigenous languages

Prizes

Main Prizes
Winner- KNOWLEDGE
USD 1,000
  • 6 months of mentorship with Nokia to prepare the concept for release
  • Promotion at the WSIS forum 2022
Winner- EMPOWERMENT
USD 1,000
  • 6 months of mentorship with Nokia to prepare the concept for release
  • Promotion at the WSIS forum 2022
Winner- PRESERVATION
USD 1,000
  • 6 months of mentorship with Nokia to prepare the concept for release
  • Promotion at the WSIS forum 2022
Special Prizes
Special Prizes

e-Certificate Of Participation

An e-certificate of participation will be issued for all participating teams that made a project submission for the hackathon NOTE: It will take 30-45 days to process the certificate

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