We are inviting you to hop on board on a journey towards a true digital transformation of Africa and Europe- EU : Africa The Post Crisis Journey! #euafricathejourney ⛵️🌍
Today’s virus influenced world is uncertain and dynamic. It is clear to everyone, that the life that we have lived until the outbreak of COVID-19 does not just bounce back to the way it was. It is important to start with new and creative approaches to deal with the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has given us an insight on. Build new projects. Think bigger. It is in our hands to jumpstart the economy by using decades of innovation in a supportive and inclusive way while being tough and smart, united, and disciplined.
EU : Africa The Post Crisis Journey is an African-European online hackathon program to find innovative solutions to socio-economic problems that have been further escalated by the outburst of the COVID-19 pandemic. All the challenges tackled in this program are put together in collaboration with the African Union and Smart Africa and are in line with the Africa-Europe Digital Economy Partnership Report and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
We are looking for your inspiring and innovative ideas in the following 11 topic areas:
Education | Food security | Job Security | Vulnerable Populations | Health & Wellness | Financial Services | Big Data | Cyber Security | Digital Economy | e-Governance | Smart Cities in Africa
🌍 NOT JUST A HACKATHON 🌍
The program is open for ready-made teams and individuals. We aim to engage 10,000 passionate tech-savvy and socially conscious problem solvers, 300 mentors, and 500 community organizations across Africa and Europe. To give a new dimension to the African-European partnership, we facilitate several matchmaking sessions prior to the hackathon to put together teams that are composed of both African and European participants.
Our mission is to go beyond a simple hackathon- winning teams will get their hands on 100 000€ prize fund (and growing!), develop their prototypes further in the follow-up program of the hackathon, and implement their world-changing ideas in real life.