Let’s Talk trash finalist for the Digital 4 Development Prize (iChoose category)


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On November 30th 2016 WorldLoop was honoured to participate to the 2016 edition of the Innovation Fair and the Digital for Development (D4D) awards which took place at the African Museum in Tervuren, Belgium.

The day started with the Innovation Fair, where different initiatives had the chance to display information material, and inform any interested guest about WorldLoop’s activities and the role of its partners. Roger Ouedraogo, Director of Great Lakes Initiatives for Communities Empowerment (GLICE), the Burundi-based project aimed at efficient collection and dismantling of e-waste, traveled to Brussels for this event. This was also the occasion for WorldLoop to have a face to face update on GLICE activities.

In the afternoon, the Award Ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister of Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda, Mr. Alexander De Croo. The D4D Prize rewards outstanding initiatives that use digitalization and new technologies as a lever for development towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Out of the 3 categories for nominations – iStartUP (innovative ideas), iStandOut (success story) and iChoose (the public award) – WorldLoop was nominated (category iChoose) for its web documentary “Let’s Talk Trash” that shares in an interactive way the idea of bridging the digital divide and how to change the e-waste cycle.