Accra UNICEF Hackathon 2018

As part of the theme “Partnership with Youth to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”, Ashesi D:Lab is organizing on behalf of UNICEF Gen U (Generation Unlimited) a hackathon that aims at showcasing how young people are using technology to tackle social issues to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

This hackathon aims to develop solutions that employ child-centered approach towards finding solutions to problems around SDGs 3 (Good Health & Well Being), 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), 6 (Clean Water & Sanitation), 8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), and 13 (Climate Action). Seeking youth under 24 years old with any technical skills like website creation, graphic design, engineering, etc.

Concurrent hackathons in Kumasi and Tamale. UNICEF Ghana will join Youth Advocates Ghana in the 2nd edition of the African Youth SDG summit. The four (4) best emerging talents will be brought to the conference in 7th – 9th November, 2018.

What are you waiting for? Check out this exciting challenge and apply before Wednesday, October, 17th! Apply here!

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Date: Friday 19th to Saturday 20th October 2018
Venue: Workshed (Nungua Link Road Baatsona, 47 Spintex Rd, Accra)
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm


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Who can participate?

If you are a youth under 24 years old, you’re in! We welcome participants from any institution.

Interested in participating as a mentor? Apply here instead:

What is the Ashesi D:Lab Hackathon Series?

The Ashesi D:Lab Hackathon series are events where students, entrepreneurs, developers and technology enthusiasts, converge to develop creative solutions to important problems in society. Impact is a key metric in the development of solutions hence problems tackled at our hackathons are wicked tough but exciting!

Why this hackathon?

UNICEF GenU (Generation Unlimited) is a UNICEF young people’s movement that is hosting an African Youth SDG summit on November 7th to 9th around perspectives of tech in tackling the problems related to some of the SDGs. In preparation for this, they are hosting a hackathon in Accra (D:Lab), Tamale (HopIN), and Kumasi (Kumasi Hive). Winners from these three cities will work on their prototypes during the summit and pitch the idea during then.

Still got some burning questions and things you are not clear about?


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