UNDP an­nounces Tech In­no­va­tion Com­pe­ti­tion

Jamaica Gleaner - - YL - YOUTHLINK WRITER

MON­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 19 marked the 2016 stag­ing of a lo­cal So­cial Good Sum­mit by The United Na­tions Devel­op­ment Pro­gramme (UNDP) Jamaica at the Span­ish Court Ho­tel. There, the group launched its in­au­gu­ral Tech­nol­ogy In­no­va­tion Com­pe­ti­tion that will see en­trepreneurs vy­ing for a chance to win a share of US$10,000.

The com­pe­ti­tion, aimed at un­earthing in­no­va­tive tech­nol­o­gyen­abled so­lu­tions that im­prove the qual­ity of hu­man life and ad­vance one or more Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDGs), is open to all age groups.

UNDP used the flag­ship So­cial Good Sum­mit to an­swer ques­tions sur­round­ing pos­si­ble en­try ideas for prospec­tive en­trants. The event also sought to ex­am­ine the im­pact of tech­nol­ogy and news me­dia on so­cial good ini­tia­tives around the world, as well as ex­hibit cur­rent tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions that ad­vance the global SDGs. Min­is­ter of State in the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Youth and In­for­ma­tion Floyd Green was the keynote speaker at the event.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the com­pe­ti­tion ends Septem­ber 30 and sub­mis­sions ac­cepted un­til October 10. The win­ners will be an­nounced on October 27. The first-place win­ner will be awarded US$5000, sec­ond place US$3000, and third place US$2000.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s web­site at www.jm.UNDP.org.

Please see at­tached pic­tures taken dur­ing the UNDP So­cial Good Sum­mit.

Mickella An­der­son

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