Deadline: 31 July 2021

The 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.

  • Young ICT enthusiasts aged between 18 to 30 years are eligible to participate in this
  • Participants must share their ideas through a story on how ITU can achieve its goals to
    connect the unconnected and close the digital divide.
  • This story must be conveyed through a video recording no longer than one minute.

The video pitch must fit one of the following topics:

  • Capacity building: Brings digital skills to society.
  • Cybersecurity: Offers solutions that promote online safety and security.
  • Digital inclusion: Empowers people with specific needs; including indigenous peoples,
    people in rural areas, persons with disabilities, and youth and children.
  • Climate change and environment: Helps countries mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
  • Emergency telecommunication: Enhances disaster risk reduction and improves national emergency telecommunications and early warning and monitoring systems.
  • ICT applications: Enhances citizens’ lives, promoting smart living and improving public
    service availability.
  • Regulatory and enabling environment: Enables collaboration for a sound policy, legal and regulatory environment for digital development.
  • Technology and network development: Enables reliable ICT infrastructure and services for all.
  • Data and indicators: Facilitates evidence-based data collection and analysis to
    measure the information society and promote informed decision

Challenge outcome(s)

Generation 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. Young 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.

Selection Committee

A selection committee of experts selected by ITU and supporting partners will be convened to select up to 10 winning submissions.


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