Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development.

In 2015, at the United Nations, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, injustice, climate change, and other critical issues affecting humanity.

This initiative promotes collaboration between Academia, private sector, civil society, and governments to use open data and build open source software in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

SDG poster

If you would like to join please see below:

Are you from Academia?

Faculty, graduate (master’s degree) and doctoral students are invited to become part of a team or lead a project.

- If the project is already started, you can contact the project lead to join that team. 
- If the project is in the inception phase you can contact us below to start a new team.

Do you want to start a new project?

If you have an idea to use ICT to implement the SDGs we can help you initiate a project if you meet these criteria:

- You are faculty, graduate (master’s degree) or doctoral student at an academic institution.
- You work for an entity of the United Nations system.
- You work for an international organization.
- You work for a government of a United Nations Member State.
- You work for a Non Governmental Organization.

Are you a data provider?

If you have open data which you would like to make available and believe can be used to implement the SDGs, please contact us.

If you would like to collaborate with like-minded people to build a more equitable and sustainable world, and meet the criteria above, please contact us:


Unite Open Source The ICT4SG website is an innovation project started through the Unite Open Source initiative of the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology.