Photo Contest

Information and Knowledge Societies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

WSIS is inviting you to picture how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs ) are playing an enabling role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participate in building a collage of ICT for Sustainable Development photographs from around the world.

Send photos of your projects, people, and organizations that are leveraging the power of ICTs to make difference. The contest runs from 2 March to 22 May 2017.

The three winning entries in the WSIS photo contest will be awarded and presented at the WSIS Forum 2017 12-16 June 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition the winners will be invited to join ITU’s #ICT4SDG campaign. A dedicated poster and other campaign materials highlighting their work will be created and shared within ITU and its stakeholders.

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WSIS Forum Photo Contest Winners

Summer Holiday Camp
ICTs give us equal opportunities for a better future (Punto Mexico Connectado Project)
Digitally Yours

WSIS Forum Photo Contest Finalists
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Connecting Fairtrade organisations to the Fairtrade markets in Papua New Guinea
Connecting Fairtrade organisations to the Fairtrade markets in Papua New Guinea
In 2013, Fairtrade ANZ and implementing partners began a three-year information and communication technology pilot project, funded through the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development with the goal of linking farmers in rural PNG to Fairtrade markets. Providing reliable access to ICT was found to go beyond this, contributing to the wider sustainability of rural communities. We found access to communication leads to increased security of women and children, that the ICT trainings targeted the broader learning gaps for farmers and their communities, and investment in solar technology encouraged producer organisations to plan for greater investment in clean energy consumption.
Papua New Guinea

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ICT Education for Rural Students
ICT Education for Rural Students
MindAfrica’s ICT-based, After-school Program uses technology to bridge educational gaps for students in under-resourced communities by providing ICTs that give rural students access to the same information as their counterparts in privileged urban schools. Under-served students are able to gain essential technology skills for global competitiveness and exposure to better educational opportunities.
Igwuruta Community Secondary School, Rivers State, Nigeria

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Bridging the digital divide
Bridging the digital divide
The PMC are ideal places to address the challenges we face, that derive from a low digital literacy level among the population. Our centers seek to guide, train and bring to the elderly segment of society all the benefits of employing technology in daily activities.
Mexico

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ICT Education for Underserved Communities
ICT Education for Underserved Communities
Determined to bridge the literacy and digital divide for underserved students, MindAfrica designs program activities that enable students to use digital technology and communication tools to create and share information with their peers. It fosters digital storytelling skills and enables students to integrate the use of technology in non-STEM subjects like Literature and English Language subjects.
Community Secondary School, Oginigba, Rivers State, Nigeria

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Blind Student playing game
Blind Student playing game
Khalifa Empwerment Program for Students (Aqdar) provides electronic awareness games targeting all the community, including disadvantages people and people with disabilities. In the photo, a blind student enjoy playing one of our awareness games
Dubai, UAE

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Girls searching for reproductive health Information in Uganda
Girls searching for reproductive health Information in Uganda
Girls searching for reproductive health Information in Uganda
Uganda

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The first Internet access point in Siberia
The first Internet access point in Siberia
The first Internet access point in Siberia under the BDG project has been set in the village Rasskasikha, Altai Territory. The guests were greeted by entertainers from Pervomaisky District singing folk songs.
Village Rasskasikha, Altai Territory, Russia

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Using technology in a fun and practical way
Using technology in a fun and practical way
With the offered courses at PMC, users can target their curiosity and boost their creativity. Regardless of their age, users can even create their own functioning robots.
Mexico

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Summer Holiday Camp
Summer Holiday Camp
During the summer holidays, MindAfrica organizes an enrichment camp for about 120 underserved students from across schools in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. This is a fun, interactive and engaging program that is interdisciplinary and collaborative in its approach. The main objective is to get students to develop problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and communications skills. Instructors lead students through a range of hands-on demonstrations and problem-solving designed to show the real-life applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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A Museum of  Technology
A Museum of Technology
Modern museums are centers of innovation and information. The Mercedes Museum documents a continuos timeline of history and demonstrates that history can point the way ahead. The Museum exhibits its history by the most modern information and communication technologies in an outstanding architectural design which is a wonderful opportunity for a photographer.
Mercedes Museum/Stuttgart/Germany

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Ural
Ural
Сonstruction of the Northern optical flow in the Ural.
Ural, Russia

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Fiber optic Siberia village connection
Fiber optic Siberia village connection
Telemen hung a fiber-optic cable on high-voltage power transmission lines near the village Malaya Таvrа. Laying communication links is carried out under a Federal project aimed at bridging the digital gap (BDG). "Аrtinskaya BDG link" is the most broad-scale telecom project in terms of fiber length and rate of construction. 100 km of the fiber cable will "go" through high-voltage power transmission lines. 12 small residential communities with a population of about four thousand people will get access to the Internet for the first time ever.
Village Malaya Tavra, Russia

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Antenatal care in Nigeria
Antenatal care in Nigeria
A nurse conducts regular antenatal visits at a primary health centre in Ogun State, Nigeria with the aid of the PIERS on the Move phone-based decision aid. The PIERS on the Move application determines the risk of adverse maternal outcome based on symptoms and clinical signs.
Ode-remo, Ogun, Nigeria

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Fairtrade Co-operatives coming together for ICT trainings
Fairtrade Co-operatives coming together for ICT trainings
Strong communication networks build a platform for the exchange of ideas and market information, thus supporting the sustainability of rural producing communities. Fairtrade ANZ’s ICT pilot project sought to link the supply chains of eight Fairtrade co-operatives in PNG through a range of interventions including the provision of laptops and associated trainings provided by PNG’s University of Technology. Participants reported the benefits of the tailored trainings which position their co-operatives to function with greater efficiency, specifically in regards to record keeping, recording and preparing meeting minutes as well as writing budgets and reports.
Papua New Guinea

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Las TIC al alcance de todos
Las TIC al alcance de todos
TIC for everyone.
La Habana Cuba

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Biocompatibility Platform for Protein Detection in Latex Glove
Biocompatibility Platform for Protein Detection in Latex Glove
Project with title "Biocompatibility Platform for Protein Detection in Latex Glove" has been selected as the WSIS Prizes 2017 Champion. This biocompatibility platform has been upgraded through a series of research works which lead by Ir. Prof. Dr. Sim Kok Swee. It is designed to reduce set-up cost and operation time to optimize the process of protein concentration. Features of this platform include digital image processing, knowledge based system, manipulator dynamics, force and position control system, and automated pneumatic stamping machine. It can now be applied as protein concentration detector for latex glove and other similar products in the market.
Centre for e-Health, Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET), Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, 75450, Melaka, Malaysia.

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Child and computer
Child and computer
A child, which uses the Internet, becomes a full participant of the global information society, where he might face a lot of dangers. The Internet, like any other tool, created by mankind, can carry both benefit and harm. Usage of the Internet allows you to expand the horizons, to develop the communication skills, and improve the educational level of a child. On the other hand, some of the information, which is stored on the Internet, can inflict psychological trauma on the child, instill in him the wrong moral and ethical qualities.
Odessa, Ukraine

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3D-Printing Lesson
3D-Printing Lesson
Learning how to become maker
Odessa, Ukraine

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A Pi A Day
A Pi A Day
Femi (11) self taught programmer runs free coding classes for kids in South London, with autism friendly workshops
London, United Kingdom

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eKrishok : Access to extension services over phone
eKrishok : Access to extension services over phone
Farmer avail eKrishok services during awareness campaign organized jointly with private sector partners.
Mymensingh, Bangladesh

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Computers For Educating-CFE
Computers For Educating-CFE
CFE is the Colombian Government's Program of greatest social impact that generates equity through Information and Communication Technologies, promoting the quality of education under a sustainable model. The program has national coverage, reaching remote locations, difficult to reach and sometimes affected by the armed conflict.
Tacueyó, Cauca.

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Inclusive Community Centers
Inclusive Community Centers
In order to reach an inclusive community where persons with disabilities have access to information and knowledge, acquire ICT training and communicate using accessible ICT infrastructure and assistive technologies, the Ministry of communications and information technologies transferred 48 youth centers into inclusive community centers by providing them with the required tools.
Cairo, Egypt

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Kanyashree Prakalpa - ensuring digital inclusion through Kanyashree 4.0
Kanyashree Prakalpa - ensuring digital inclusion through Kanyashree 4.0
Kanyashree Online 4.0 is is Kanyashree Prakalpa’s e-governance mechanism . Kanyashree is a unique ICT driven Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme which aims at improving lives of millions of adolescent girls having poor socio-economic background. It empowers girls through protection from child marriage, and with educational Empowerment, financial Empowerment and social empowerment. Kanyashree Scheme is an exceptional example where an e-governance application reaches Digital Transformation level in a span of 3 years since inception. It goes beyond the basic mandate of e-governance and touches lives of millions who belong to the socio-economically poor strata of the society!
Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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KSSDA Inclusive Education
KSSDA Inclusive Education
Let us introduce Altynbek, student of IT Academy who has a great desire to become a high-qualified programmer!
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

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ICTs give us equal opportunities for a better future (Punto Mexico Connectado Project)
ICTs give us equal opportunities for a better future (Punto Mexico Connectado Project)
An interactive session on robotics, which aims to give children insight and develop their ICTs skills from an early age. Puntos Mexico Conectado Program seeks to bridge the digital divide in order to increase the access to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and maximize the endless possibilities they have to offer. The PMC program achieves this objective by installing one center in each state of Mexico, generally located in areas that are highly marginalized with elevated poverty rates. In this way, the program benefits those who are less likely to have access to either connectivity or computers in their everyday life.
Mexico

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Lesson with Alpha UBTECH
Lesson with Alpha UBTECH
Learning basics of robotics with Alpha UBTECH in JCA Kyiv.
Kyiv, Ukraine

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First time using a  computer
First time using a computer
Little children in Uganda using a solar powered computer for the first time
Uganda

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Youth Passion for Mobile
Youth Passion for Mobile
The passion and love nowadays children had for mobiles devices and PCs is very amazing and very encouraging, simple telling the world that ICT really is very impactful.
Amaiyi Street, Aba, Nigeria

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Central Computer Palace
Central Computer Palace
Central Palace of Computing. Most important institution of the Young Club of Computing and Electronics located in Center Habana and founded 7 of March of 1991 by the commander Fidel Castro that denominated it "The Capital of the Young Club" and thus it has been developed throughout all these Years of work. The mission of this institution is to provide all our people with the possibility of knowing and applying Computing as a branch of knowledge, important for the technological and computer development of our country.
Palacio Central de Computación La Habana Cuba

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Girls in STEM
Girls in STEM
Teaching girls how to build a website during one of TAWASOL's workshops.
Monastir, Tunisia

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ICT training session
ICT training session
The photo pictures a training session within an ICT Mobile Center , a bus equipped with ICT equipment and internet . the training concerns a population of young women in remote desert Algerian region. a way to fight computer illiteracy and offering to these populations of young women and men new perspectives in employment and integration in modern societies...
Mansour , Adrar, Algeria

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ICTs empowering education for learners with print disabilities
ICTs empowering education for learners with print disabilities
Low-cost ICTs have empowered students with print disabilities to access DAISY-standard accessible reading contents developed for all school level curriculum text books.
YPSA, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Telemedicine-3
Telemedicine-3
Rural telemedicine operators being trained in acquiring and transmitting ECG data from a patient using an indigenously developed IT based ECG device
Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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First time using a computer
First time using a computer
First time using a computer
Uganda

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National contact center for the safety of children on the internet
National contact center for the safety of children on the internet
National Contact Center for the children’s safety on the internet was launched by the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, based on the regulation of the protection and safety of the children using new technologies. Other institutions included in the work of The Contact Center are the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Ministry of Interior affairs, Ministry of health, Ministry of labor, employment, veteran and social affairs, as well as the republic prosecutor. The existence of a unique place for advice and registration is necessary both for children and parents, teachers and everyone else, so they can find out everything about this topic or to report any problems considering safety on the internet.
Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Belgrade, Serbia

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A customer pays for a handmade wool felt by using a mPOS in a felt making workshop that is located in a small traditional village of Iran.
A customer pays for a handmade wool felt by using a mPOS in a felt making workshop that is located in a small traditional village of Iran.
This picture shows that a customer pays for a handmade wool felt by using a mPOS in a felt making workshop that is located in a small traditional village of Iran named Ghasem-Abad-e-Sofla , located in the east of Gilan Province. This village has a population of 5500 with a good access to mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure and various banking services. These well-developed infrastructures and services act as an enabler for the villagers to introduce their products and perform online sales and marketing for their handcrafts.
Ghasem-Abade-Sofla, Gilan Province, Chaboksar District of Rudsar County, Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Data Collection by Volunteers
Data Collection by Volunteers
Nutrition Club volunteers collect data on local market price of milk and profile of the traders by using Tabs.
Manikganj, Bangladesh

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Digitally Empowered Prosperous Farmer
Digitally Empowered Prosperous Farmer
This man is one of the 2.7 Million Pakistani farmers who benefit from Telenor Pakistan’s Khushaal Zamindar (Prosperous Farmer) service to maximize their crop yields, reduce post-harvest losses, safeguard nutrition and better handle adverse climatic effects. Telenor Pakistan launched the service for smallholder farmers that make up to 89% of Pakistan’s 30 million farmer base in December, 2015. The service provides localized, contextualized and customized information which includes weather forecasts, timely agronomic and livestock advisory through text, messages and outbound voice calls that also empowers farmers by giving them direct access to market. 20% subscribers of this free of cost service are female farmers.
Punjab, Pakistan

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Digitally Yours
Digitally Yours
A group of women of Baintala village is participating in a disaster preparedness training at night after a long day of domestic works. Parts of Baintala still have no electricity but that did not affect their training as solar powered Tablet devices were used.
Baintala Village, Rampal, Bangladesh

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Proud to learn the Internet of Things
Proud to learn the Internet of Things
This little boy is proud to learn the Internet of Things which he believes could change the future of Africa
Zimbabwe

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Photo Editing Lesson
Photo Editing Lesson
Student in IT STEP Baku - Stay Hungry
IT STEP Academy, Baku

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ICT for all
ICT for all
The PMC project is a national network of community centers for training and the provision of digital education that is made up of consists of 32 centers, one in each of the conforming states of Mexico, in these centers any person can connect with new information technologies, learn how to properly use them, develop creativity skills and take on innovative entrepreneurial projects
Mexico

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The Mobile ICT Center makes a stop
The Mobile ICT Center makes a stop
The image reflects the ICT Mobile Center gathering young women for ICT training sessions as a way to fight computer illiteracy in remote rural desert regions, especially among women population. The ICT mobile structure offers access to internet and technology services.
bouda, Ben Draou, Adrar, Algeria

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She leads
She leads
Girls are taking part in training children (boys and girls equally) on STEM fields.
Monastir, Tunisia

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Solar Charging to Increasing Communication
Solar Charging to Increasing Communication
Information and communication technology broadens opportunities for rural communities in Papua New Guinea. Fairtrade ANZ’s ICT project, funded through the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development, sought to strengthen the link between farmers and Fairtrade markets, through the investment into several interventions including the supply of portable solar chargers. Solar chargers were identified as a key recommendation to address the targeted groups’ lack of reliable and safe power sources. The provision of solar chargers was reported to significantly increase members ability to communicate with each other, Fairtrade ANZ and partner organisations.
Papua New Guinea

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Digital learning
Digital learning
In our modern days kids are much more cleaver then before, they are now familiar with new technologies old methods aren't usually used in teaching kids their primary lessons. We are now using modern technologies for both entertainment and teaching.
Notun Bazaar,Gulshan-2,Dhaka-1212,Bangladesh

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Agribusiness TV- WSIS Stocktaking Success story
Agribusiness TV- WSIS Stocktaking Success story
Agribusiness TV is a web TV which aims at using videos as a promotion tool to (re)valorise agriculture and make the sector more attractive to youth by showcasing success stories of young agricultural entrepreneurs and their innovations in Africa. The media was launched by MEDIAPROD in May 2016, with the support of a grant received by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). In the first year of the project, over 60 videos were produced and disseminated on the web TV.
Burkina Faso

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beauty, culture & technology
beauty, culture & technology
Passion and love that children have today to get to know the technology but still not forget the cultural roots full of beauty and harmony.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

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Teleconsultation at Sehat Kahani E-Health Centre
Teleconsultation at Sehat Kahani E-Health Centre
A patient from the community of Model Colony is being assessed by a nurse, under the supervision of an online female doctor.
Karachi, Pakistan

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Divertido viaje al conocimiento
Divertido viaje al conocimiento
A try to the Knowledge.
Sancti Spíritus, Cuba

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