IBSU, SRDI and Bridge Innovation and Development proudly presents: Heart of Georgia to the World Hackathon coming up on February 22, 2019.

Heart of Georgia is an exclusive 36 hour hackathon format to develop a working website prototype dedicated to community based sustainable tourism in Georgia. The prototype will be used as part of a larger Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program portal that focuses on communities where travelers can have an immersive, unique experience away from the mass tourism routes.  By participating, you will be developing a unique platform exclusively for rural communities in Georgia which will benefit from travellers who want to see, taste and learn about traditions and history that mass tourism ignores.  At the same time, your unique designs will allow small communities to organize to protect their environment, preserve traditions and improve livelihoods. The result will not be an expansion of a sector – it will offer new opportunities to improve livelihoods sustainably.

For more information and an Application Form, go here: https://goo.gl/forms/bwXDzRcnASdRbSTA2