The World Summit Alliance brings together some of the world’s best digital social innovators at the top of their game. This year, the World Summit Awards took place in Singapore, and invited some of the biggest brains tackling local challenges from farming apps in Indonesia, to website coding in Korea. We pick a selection of the best.
Attitude Live are an organisation who describe themselves as ‘connecting the World of Disability’ which they do through a network of disabled and able-bodied creatives.
By making videos debunking assumption like ‘The Truth About Disability’ and writing great first person pieces exploring subjects like long haul flying when you use a wheelchair, the New Zealand-based online publication is a much-needed addition to the landscape.
It also acts as a resource for companies and media organisations to engage and represent diverse voices speaking on disability.
For more see here
CoderDojo is a free volunteer-led programmes that teaches coding to young people between the ages of 7-17.
The programme teaches website development including HTML, CSS, PHO while also working with robotics and game development to empower a young generation to overcome digital fears and push the boundaries of the shows we experience online.
James Whelton and Bill Liao launched the venture in Ireland in 2011. It’s now a fully fledged movement, taking places in over 63 countries around the world including Australia, South Africa and South Korea. To find a Dojo near here check out the map.
Founded in 2012, Bliu Bliu is a language-learning app designed to open up more stories from around the world.
Based in Lithuania, the app was created by Italian Claudio Santori, and his aim was to ‘scan the Internet looking for an endless amount of existing stories’.
Opening up a world where we can access hidden stories is a heartwarming way to think about learning a new language, and the app gently takes you through words and phrases to make learning anything from German to Punjabi as easy as possible.
For more see here.
Petani is an app that provides farmers in villages in Indonesia with information and updates from their phone. It keeps them updated on everything from crop rotation times to the how the weather affects their yield, and farmers can also send in pictures and get expert advice.
This community mobile support via your pocket is set to see an informed community of farmers who can feel empowered that their livelihood is managed confidently.
Check it out.
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