Pacific first-ever Hackathon event

Posted on 23 May 2022

The Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC) in association with Pacific Island Association of NGOs (PIANGO) held the Pacific’s first-ever Hackathon to find an ICT based solution to “Amplify Pacific Voices”. The event took place on the 12th & 13th April with over 120 participants joining virtually from across the region and in person at the South Pacific Laucala Campus in Fiji.
The hackathon involved the challenging task to find conduits to capture voices from its 24 member Pacific countries, on various matters affecting civil society and Pacific communities as a whole. The objective was to find a digital solution that would not only capture but convey to decision-makers at both the national and regional levels.