Global Youth Summit ends on a high note with over 600 participants from 68 countries

The BYND2015: Global Youth Summit which took place recently in San Jose, Costa Rica concluded successfully with over 600 young participants from 68 countries in attendance. Over 4,000 others participated virtually from 50 hubs in 30 countries in self-organized workshops. This includes some members of the telecentre community who hosted mini summits in their area and participated in online discussions.

According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the principal organizer of the three-day summit, over 1,000 unique ideas were generated in their crowdsourcing platform and thousands of people also joined the conversation via social media. The online conversation took place in 74 languages, where education, health and access to ICTS ranked as the highest trending topics.

Below are some links to highlights of the event:

Meanwhile, to read blog posts and view photos and videos pertaining to the event itself and the various related activities undertaken by members of the telecentre community, follow the links below:

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Big thanks to everyone who supported the summit!

Source: The BYND2015 Crowdsourcing Team


Photo credits: ITU BYND2015 Flickr page

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