The hackathon of climate challenges "Climathon Tirana" 2022 announced the winners with the most innovative solutions towards a sustainable future for the capital
Climathon Tirana 2022 was organized by ICTS Lab and supported by ONE & ALBtelecom
Being a metropolis has its advantages and challenges. Tirana as such is often faced with different challenges such as climate ones. Precisely Climathon Tirana aimed to integrate its citizens towards a more sustainable future by increasing the functional efficiency of the city, inspiring young people in the face of climate challenges and offering innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
Climathon is the first hackathon in Albania that is dedicated to solutions for the city of Tirana, on 5 pillars of climate issues. Dozens of experienced mentors, field experts, representatives of civil society and private companies joined this event that took place on October 28, 29 and 30.
Climathon is a 4-year-old enterprise that started as a global community of people who want to make a difference in their localities. This community, which first united 600 people, now counts 6,500 people engaged from all over the world. Climathon was created by the European Commission and includes 140 cities in 56 countries.
ICTS Lab in collaboration with the Municipality of Tirana, with the support of ONE & ALBtelecom brought for the first time this global movement dedicated to climate change, under the name "Climathon Tirana 2022". This movement aims to orient the city of Tirana and its residents towards a more sustainable future by increasing the city's efficiency and inspiring young people to provide solutions for the future.
Technological and cultural innovation can have a very big impact in creating changes in cities, villages or regions, so ideas can come from anyone. During this weekend, about 150 participants gathered and this clearly shows that more and more people are becoming aware of climate issues, with the desire to bring about change.
Many creative ideas were presented on Sunday. If some of them are implemented, they would provide concrete solutions, immediately in saving electricity, tracking water consumption, efficiency in waste management, etc. Three of the ideas that managed to win funding are related to plastic waste management, efficiency in cleaning the city from waste and tracking water consumption. While the fourth idea that was awarded by ONE & Albtelecom with smartphones was an application that helps organize the transportation of citizens, reducing the use of cars.