The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2018 is the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The forum is organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland, and serves as a key platform for discussing the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During WSIS 2018, a hackathon on ICTs for SDGs, focusing on SDG#2 End Hunger, will be held. #HackAgainstHunger is an effort by ITU and FAO to find innovative solutions to address challenges around food and agriculture. This includes Hackathons happening in three different regions (Europe/Africa/Caribbean).

#HackAgainstHunger/Caribbean is a 2-day event which will be held on 17th and 18th February, 2018. It is organized by the AgriNeTT team of the Department of Computing & Information Technology in collaboration with ITU and FAO. The Trinidad & Tobago venue is the Computer Science Lab 2, Department of Computing and Information Technology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. AgriNeTT is collaborating with CARDI on the Trinidad competition. The hackathon is also being held simultaneously in Jamaica at the Department of Computing, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. The Finalists of this event will be sponsored by ITU to participate at the #HackAgainstHunger/Geneva in March 2018.

For information on the hackathon, including the schedule, the registration link, and access to public data sets click here.




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