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Do you want to contribute to the digital transformation in Africa?

The AEDIB|NET Consortium is launching Hack N Talk, a hackathon based on a human centered design and design thinking methodology.

Hack N Talk is sponsored by Horizon 2020, implemented by Enabel and it is based on a human centred design and design thinking methodology. It is a 2-days hackathon (48 hours), starting with ideation sessions, followed by developing business case and prototyping. Co-creation forms a central part of the methodology and the target groups are people from different fields – IT, creative industry and government officials along the marginalized groups of refugee women and youths who will have successfully participated in the identification of the challenges. Experts and coaches will mentor and at the same time challenge the teams. At the end of the second day, prize winners will be awarded by a jury and will have the opportunity to further implement their work in the summer school for the vulnerable participants (deeper understanding and digital skills learning) and/ or work with hubs in piloting the solutions.

Area of focus/themes: Smart Cities, Climate Smart Agriculture and Digital Trade.

Where shall we be? Muni NTC, Arua City

Who qualifies to participate?

The hackathon is calling on socially committed people in West Nile (inside and out of  settlements), creative minds, sector experts, programmers, policy makers, graphic and web designers to come together in this collaborative process.

Challenge owners:
Individuals, organizations, groups coming up with a digital challenge to be solved.

Challenge Solvers:
Digital Innovation Hubs, Entrepreneurs, CSO, Government Officials, etc.

Mentors, Moderator, Jury.


Key points to note:

  • To participate as a challenge owner you MUST be an adult (18+), refugee or a host community member with keen interest in digitalisation and enterprenuership.
  • Your solution should be addressing a digital challenge and fostering digital inclusion (Smart Cities, Climate Smart Agriculture and Digital Trade.)
  • Your idea should be original.
  • Women and youth from rural communities and/or refugees camps with entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged to apply.

Prizes to be won: Smart phones, Tabs, Branded Bags, Branded Jumpers, Mifi,  Wireless headsets, Internet top up for 3 months (30GB).


Bwengye Anthony

Bart Cornille