An annual event organized by SOS SAHEL
SOS SAHEL is an international nonprofit organization founded in Senegal in 1976. With over 40 years of experience, SOS SAHEL works in 11 countries on the Sahelian band, from Senegal to Djibouti. SOS SAHEL’s mission is to improve food security and nutrition in rural communities of Sub-Saharan Africa.
SOS SAHEL is committed to promoting sustainable solutions to eradicate hunger and develop climate-adapted livelihoods. In a context where agriculture is facing increasing challenges, SOS SAHEL launched the Green Initiative , with the objective to restore 360,000 ha of land and create 100,000 jobs in six countries across the Sahel.
SPARK2050 is a sustainable platform for the transmission of agricultural knowledge from agro-technology players. It aims to identify 10 innovative agricultural technologies, to be deployed over 30 years, transforming the lives of 300 million Sahelians.
Through the Agri-Hackathon SOS SAHEL aims to identify innovative technological solutions with the potential to modernize agricultural production, strengthen food value chains and ensure economic inclusion of family farmers in the Sahel. Following exchanges during the Africa Camp, where Sahelian farmers came together to discuss their agricultural needs and problems, teams of developers will be invited to bring their prototypes to the Agri-Hackathon 2020 where they will be working with local experts to ensure their solutions are suitable to the field.
The Agri-hackathon will close with pitching sessions at the Africa Days Forum and prizes will be awarded during the Africa Days Gala.
The Africa Days forum is organized thanks to the generous support of the Hôtel Pullman Dakar Teranga. The forum brings together a variety of specialists from national and regional institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations for exchange and debate as it pertains to large-scale solutions for food security, employment and economic growth in the Sahel. The forum will also include the Agri-Hackathon technology pitching sessions.
This year, SOS SAHEL is organizing the Fourth Edition of the Africa Days Gala thanks to the generous support of the Hôtel Pullman Dakar Teranga. The event, which will follow a new format, will feature a VIP dinner and awards ceremony for sponsors and participants, followed by the Jam Sahel concert which will be open to the public for those who wish to buy tickets.