International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations
specialized agency for information and communication technologies
– ICTs. Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity
in communications networks, we allocate global radio spectrum and
satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure
networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to
improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.
Every time you make a phonecall via the mobile, access the
Internet or send an email, you are benefitting from the work of
Connect Video Pitch Challenge 2021
Connect aims to engage youth globally and encourage their
participation as equal partners alongside the leaders of today’s
digital change, empowering young people with the skills and
opportunities to advance their vision of a connected future.
voices in the international digital development dialogue should be
amplified as we all push to connect the unconnected and bridge the
youth digital divide. This challenge also exemplifies ITU’s
long-term commitment to provide youth with platforms to
participate in ITU’s initiatives.
video pitch must fit to one of the following categories/topics:
building-Brings digital skills to society.
solutions that promote online safety and security.
inclusion-Empowers people with specific needs; including
indigenous peoples, people in rural areas, persons with
disabilities, and youth and children.
change and environment-Helps countries mitigate and adapt to the
effects of climate change.
telecommunication-Enhances disaster risk reduction and improves
national emergency telecommunications and early warning and
applications-Enhances citizens’ lives, promoting smart living
and improving public service availability.
and enabling environment-Enables collaboration for a sound
policy, legal and regulatory environment for digital development.
and network development-Enables reliable ICT infrastructure and
services for all.
and indicators-Facilitates evidence-based data collection and
analysis to measure the information society and promote informed
Generation Connect Video Pitch Challenge seeks promising and
meaningful ideas to connect the unconnected to close the digital
divide, highlighting the importance of youth involvement.
ICT enthusiasts aged between 18 to 30 years are eligible to
participate in this challenge.
must share their ideas through a story on how ITU can achieve its
goals to connect the unconnected and close the digital divide.
story must be conveyed through a video recording no longer than
top 10 winning submissions will be featured at the Generation
Connect Youth Summit.
creators will also be invited to participate virtually in the
event and join the Generation Connect virtual community.
ideas to be featured on “International Youth Day” during
The Road to Addis
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