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2021 ITU Innovation Challenges: Generation Connect Video Pitch Challenge Winners

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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. 

Meet the winners

Full name ​ Country  Entry Challenge theme
Joohun Lee
United States of AmericaPersonal Power

Idea/Proposal​
Video
Technology and network development
Juan Sebastian Perez Gutierrez
Colombia
Deployment Small Cell Antennas - A Paradigm Shift

Idea/Proposal​​
Video
Technology and network development
Muskan Fatima
PakistanCharles the Cyber Security Bot

Idea/Proposal
Video
Cybersecurity
Lade Araba
​​​The Visiola Foundation
NigeriaVisiola Virtual School Device (VSD)

Video
Digital inclusion
Adeleye Odebunmi
NigeriaPakam

Idea/Proposal
Video​
Climate change and environment
Dogara Iliya
NigeriaComputer and Digital Literacy for Young Youths and Women (CDLYYW) in Adamawa State

Idea/Proposal
Video
 Capacity building
Veronica Lujan Suarez Cocco
ParaguayIt Takes A (Digital) Village: Digitizing Rural Paraguay

Idea/Proposal
Video
Digital inclusion
Angely Gabrielle dos Santos
Bernardo
BrazilDigital Financial Inclusion of Youth

Idea/Proposal
Video
Digital inclusion
Qjiel Giuliano Mikhl Z. Mariano
USTCON NeoFlorence Team
Philippines
Nursing Assistance and Reinforcement System

Idea/Proposal
Video
Cybersecurity