The Generation Connect Video Pitch competition was launched as part of the ITU Innovation Challenges 2021 to encourage diverse young people to share their ideas about connecting the unconnected to close the digital divide. ITU received video pitches from youth around the world, each of which presented innovative solutions towards closing the digital divide. A selection committee of ITU experts was convened to review the submissions based on the pre-set evaluation criteria.
Nine incredible winners have been selected. Their winning videos will be featured at the Generation Connect Youth Summit set to take place on 4 and 5 June 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The winners of this pitch challenge are now members of the Generation Connect Virtual Community, and they have been invited to participate in the co-design of the Generation Connect Youth Summit in an effort to increase global youth participation and engagement.