UNDP announces Tech Innovation Competition
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.