Afrorama Wins the 2021 UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Hackathon

October 27, 2021

Afrorama was selected as a winner of the 2021 UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Hackathon. The hackathon, which was led by UNESCO and South Africa in cooperation with the European Commission and IBM-Z, saw over 450 participants from 45 countries competing to tackle one of three challenges related to media and information literacy.

Screenshot of afrorama being presented

The six winning solutions, including Afrorama, were presented during the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021, which took place from October 24 to October 31 2021. During an interactive online session on October 27, representatives of the winning teams shared their ideas and solutions, while representatives of the hackathon's jury and event partner IBM-Z also shared their insights on the importance of youth engagement in media and information literacy.

The 2021 UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Hackathon saw a record number of participants and featured innovative solutions to some of the most pressing media and information literacy issues. Afrorama's victory is a testament to the importance of promoting the African continent in the media landscape.