At the same time, it also has a very young population. For this reason, we decided to launch the use of this new methodology by working with young people on this topic. Under the coordination of the United Nations Inter-Agency Group in Guinea on Communication, with the leadership of two UN entities (the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Population Fund), we decided to invite to young Guinean activists and programmers to create possible applications. The organization of the event reflected our parallel efforts to collaborate more closely with communities, beneficiaries and other actors on the ground. A man in a blue suit flashing the peace sign sits on the floor with other workshop attendees. Caption: UN Resident Coordinator in Guinea, Vincent Martin, with SDG Leadership Lab participants.

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Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy” and “Ministry for the Promotion of Women, Children and Vulnerable Persons”), with Tulip Industries (a Guinean high-tech company) and with organizations civil society such as the Lebanon WhatsApp Number List Diaka Camara Foundation, which organizes media campaigns to raise awareness about the problems of gender violence. The Government’s Department of Digital Economy and Technologies provided office space, equipment and support. Tulip Industries also acted as host for the groups, and its employees offered supervision and technical support.

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The hackathon, mostly university students between and years old. They were divided into five groups for four days of intensive work, producing application prototypes. The judges chose three that received special recognition, two designed to help people confront gender-based violence and one to address the needs of people with disabilities. “It was an New Zealand Phone Number List opportunity to work under pressure, developing an app,” said Mohamed Lamina Camara, a participant. A group of or people pose in a group for the camera. Caption: Participants celebrate the end of the hackathon after four days of intense work developing their ideas for applications. Photo: © UN Guinea The United Nations awarded each member of the winning groups with computers and mobile hackathon.

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