A great success for HACKATHON WEB, organized by ISOC (Internet Society) Madagascar, NIC-MG (Network Information Center Madagascar) and Orange Madagascar, held this Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Lycée Jean Joseph RABEARIVELO.


ISOC Madagascar, it should be recalled, was inaugurated on June 15, 2018. Its mission is to promote the development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all individuals, particularly in Madagascar. Like other chapters around the world, it organizes training, meetings, discussions and forums on the ecosystem and Internet governance.

In partnership with the Jean Joseph RABEARIVELO High School and the Alumni Association, the HACKATHON WEB event was organized as part of the presentation and awareness of young people on the WSA “World Summit Awards” and in particular on the WSA 2018 competition.

The participants at work  

Since 2012 Madagascar has participated in the WSA: WSA 2012, 2013 and 2016. And after the Vienna Congress, there was a commitment to boost local actions to increase youth participation in the process. Thus, an awareness-raising meeting was organized on 22 May 2018 with the aim of setting up a core group of young people and students “Next Generation” who will be coached by university teachers, engineers and company technical directors.



“Next Generation”: Youth awareness meeting on WSA





The World Summit Awards, a unique awards system that selects and promotes local digital innovation that has a significant impact on the improvement of society.

They are conducted within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003 and 2005, mandated by the WSIS 2005 Plan of Action and implemented in collaboration with United Nations organizations such as UNESCO, UNIDO, UNCTAD and ITU.

The WSA is an international platform combining a series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, universities and civil society.

Over the past 15 years, WSA has become a quality label for digital content with a societal impact in more than 180 participating countries.

WSA Global Congress – Vienne Autriche – Mars 2018



Many young students and professionals have expressed their interest and curiosity in HACKATHON WEB, in the form of web development competitions for WSA Madagascar.

The site had to reflect the fields of action:

  • Government and citizen engagement
    Health and well-being
    Learning and education
    Environment and green energy
    Culture and tourism
    Smart Settlement and Urbanization
    Business and trade
    Inclusion and empowerment
    WSA young innovators

And the visibility objective concerns everyone.

Un groupe en pleine action

Les membres du jury pendant la délibération

The members of the Jury were composed of Pr N. Raft Razafindrakoto (President): President of ISOC Madagascar Chapter, Ange Rakotomalala (Rapporteur): Director CNF-AUF/BOI, Benja Arson: Technical Director and CIO Orange Madagascar, Gil Razafintsalama : President GOTICOM, Elino Randriarijaona : Consultant – Teacher at ESPA Votonvorona, University of Antananarivo, Pascal Andrianisa : Web Master i RENALA and Dr Lala Andriamamampianina : President of NIC-MG.

The success of the event was marked by the number of participants and the quality of the work provided by the candidates.

Divided into two categories “students and professionals”, the best achievement of the categories combined was awarded to the ESTI student group. The second and third in the Student category respectively by EMIT of the University of Fianarantsoa and CNTMAD. In the Professional category, the winners are EMIT Fianarantsoa and the group Hery Tiana R., Mamy Tiana R. Hantsatiana Princy R.

Presentation of prizes & winners of the HACKATHON WEB WEB WSA Madagascar