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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 worked on agricultural development to ensure food security and nutrition for people in the Sahel. SOS SAHEL seeks to enhance digital technologies that could strengthen and increase agricultural activities.

At the “Africa Camp” workshop held in Thiès, Senegal in January, actors from the agricultural world in West, Central and East Africa came together to brainstorm innovative solutions to access and share agricultural knowledge.

WHAT IS #AGRI-HACKATHON?

It's a 3-day collaborative marathon to create innovative agricultural knowledge sharing solutions with the creation of #Academies of Sahelian expertise and experience.

The Agri-Hackathon will take place in May 2021. The application to participate have to be submitted by 11.59 p.m GMT on December 31, 2020.

CAN I APPLY?​

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 one of the six participating teams! Simply follow these steps:

1. Discover the agri-hackathon themes and select your favorite

Theme 1 :

How to encourage access and use of agricultural and environmental knowledge at the intersection
of traditional and academic sciences?

Theme 2 :

How to integrate knowledge in the piloting of the territories of the municipalities to support the decentralization in the Sahel?

Theme 3 :

How to disseminate information and knowledge useful for strengthening Sahelian agricultural value chains?

4.SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS ADDRESS :
agri-Hackathon@sossahel.org

YOUR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS :
– HACKER DECLARATION
– MATERIALS LISTED IN THE APPLICATION FORM
– APPLICATION FORM

PRIZES

First prize

3 000 € 

second prize

2 000 €

third prize

1 000 €

Within SPARK2050 and the Green Initiative, SOS SAHEL and its partner will examine the possibility of developing one or more solutions.

Don’t forget, you have until 11:59 p.m. GMT on December 31, 2020 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 February 1, 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.