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Agri-Hackathon

Agri-Hackathon

DESIGNING TOMORROW'S TOOLS FOR AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN THE SAHEL

For more than 40 years international NGO SOS SAHEL has been working on agricultural development programs for the food and nutritional security of the Sahelian population. We strive to integrate digital technologies within our programs to strengthen and multiply our actions.

The SOS SAHEL Agri-Hackathon, to be organized for the first time in May, aims to promote the creation and development of innovative IT products and services which can offer uses and benefits to the populations of the Sahel.

WHAT IS #AGRI-HACKATHON?

It's a 3-day collaborative marathon to create innovative solutions on the theme: "Let’s connect the resources of Sahelian territories to maximize the Sahel’s potential!" .

The Agri-Hackathon will take place in May 2021. Applications must be submitted by 11.59 p.m GMT on February 28, 2021.

CAN I APPLY?​

Yes, if you are a programmer, developer, engineer, database expert, designer and you fulfill the following conditions:

- 18 years of age or older before May, 2021 - African resident, with preference given to the Sahel 

APPLICATION

Join the participating teams! Simply follow these steps:

Let’s connect the resources of Sahelian territories to maximize the Sahel’s potential!

PRIZES

First prize

3 000 € 

second prize

1 000 €

third prize

500 €

The team that designs the best solution will be offered a partnership with SOS SAHEL to develop and launch their product within Sahelian communities.

Don’t forget, you have until 11:59 p.m. GMT on February 28, 2021 to submit you application!

Questions? Contact:  agri-Hackathon@sossahel.org

FAQ

To participate in the competition, you must be an engineer, developer or computer graphic designer aged 18 and over. You must reside in Africa and have your application selected by SOS SAHEL.

Participants selected will be notified by March 26, 2021 by email.

It is a collaborative work between your team (3 members), a representative of the Africa Camp working group and a moderator.

Yes, the prototypes developed will belong in full to SOS SAHEL.

Information to come

Partner with us

The work that we do in the Sahel is only made possible by having the best partners to continue our mission. With your support as a Hackathon partner, we’re sure to advance African voices and solutions for developing, investing in the future of Sahelian farmers. For more information about becoming a partner, please contact us at: africadays@sossahel.org. We have levels to match every budget and we would be happy to discuss the benefit package that works best for you.