NigeriahacksCOVID19 is an initiative of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) aimed at identifying and showcasing innovative technology that will contain the pandemic, cushion the effects of the pandemic, create awareness on measures to prevent the spread, engage stakeholders in discussion as well as point Nigerians to educative tools to engage with during the lockdown period.
As you must have heard about the global pandemic that is currently affecting the world called the CoronaVirus or COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis which is yet to be controlled. Nations are facing health and economic challenges whose impact will still be felt after the crisis is over.
With countries in lock down to flatten the curve, more need to be done to support the government’s efforts to contain the effects of the pandemic.
Nigeria Hacks COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon is a series of initiatives that challenges Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora to come up with the use of innovative products, services or solutions.
We are looking for working applications, viable prototypes, or ideas with emphasis on using the latest technologies tackle challenges in the following areas;
- 1. Health
2. Vulnerable Populations
3. Businesses Survival
4. Community Collaboration
These will be implemented in partnership with the government and private sector.
1. Local content development and promotion through idea generation that would be developed into products and promoted for home grown solutions.
2. To challenge young talented Nigerians to produce innovative ideas on solving problems in the identified sectors in Nigeria.
3. To match tech entrepreneurs with the appropriate public institution right from idea generation. Thus, guide tech entrepreneurship to provide solutions to existing problems.
4. Support the growth of innovative entrepreneurship for job creation and economic development.
1. Cash prizes
3. Incubation or coworking space at appropriate hub
Call for Applications
1. Open call – 7th April
2. Close call – 14th April
3. Selection – 15th April
4. Mentoring – 16th – 17th April
5. Online pitching/ Demo Day 18th
And please in the process participating in this hackathon, do not violate the Stay at home directives by the government. By doing this you will not only be protecting yourself, but also the world.
Kindly take out a little time to read all information about the hackathon before you signup to join the community of Tech Innovators.