A 36-hour marathon camp of more than 200 IT (Information Technology) professionals under the Water Hachathon App Fest 2014 began here on Friday. The participants in the marathon camp will put in efforts to innovate IT-based solutions to problems related to water, disaster, education, health and governance.
Speakers at the inauguration of the Water Hachathon App Fest 2014 observed that there is great potential for solving many problems related to poverty situation of the country through innovative use of IT and mobile technologies.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, State Minister for Science and Technology Yafes Osman said the new generation has the potential to change the country in a positive manner and it is encouraging to think that people in rural areas can IT applications for solving their problems.
The World Bank Water and Sanitation Program, in association with Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and Access to Information (A2I) Programme of the Prime Ministerís Office organized the App Fest.
The App Fest is a continuous process to find innovative solutions to the pressing problems of the development sector.
The inaugural session was also addressed by
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