Many languages are today in danger of falling into disuse. A majority of these are indigenous languages. The gradual disappearance of languages, particularly indigenous ones, is connected to the structural discrimination to which they have been subjected, to the vulnerable situation of the language’s speakers. To put it another way, the actual use of indigenous languages in everyday life depends on the daily reality of their socio-cultural, economic, political, technological, environmental and demographic situations.
That’s why, as part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2022 Special Track on ITCs and Indigenous Languages, WSIS, UNESCO, in collaboration with the sponsors, ISOC and Nokia, and the organizers, HackerEarth, launched an online hackathon to ideate and create ICT solutions that contribute to the intergenerational transmission, preservation, revitalization, and promotion of indigenous languages.