The Techfugees Challenge

By Benson
Guest Post
  Published 26 Mar 2019
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Building a sustainable ecosystem of technological solutions for and with refugees.That is the global mission of Techfugees and the goal of the Nairobi Hackathon held next week at iHub. It is the first Techfugees' hack on the African continent.
Throughout these 3 days, all actors will oversee the power of technology for helping solving one of the 5 priority areas of work of Techfugees (employment, education, access to rights and information, social inclusion, health).
THE CHALLENGE
The Kenya Red Cross are looking for innovative solutions to enable local health workers and community leaders to provide early health warnings and avert more serious health problems in Kakuma refugee camp.
Thirty developers, designers, engineers will be split into different teams and hack for two-full days within iHub spaces in order to prototype the most efficient and adapted tech solution. The project will then be pitched in front of a jury panel and the winner receives the amazing opportunity of a year-mentorship with the KRC innovation team to further develop their product. Participants will also have the chance to be mentored by Google senior developers and Oracle team of engineers.
HOW TO ATTEND?
==> If you wish to hack, send your application on Nairobi Techfugees Hackathon website:https://nairobitechfugeeshackathon.splashthat.com
==> If you wish to participate and listen to inspiring speakers, RSVP on Eventbrite to attend the Hackathon opening evening on Wednesday 3rd of April:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nairobi-techfugees-hackathon-tickets-59111666586
ABOUT TECHFUGEES
is an impact-driven global organisation coordinating the tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people. It exists to empower displaced people with technology and build with them long terms solutions to their everyday challenges.
Today, Techfugees' local Chapters span almost across all continents from Americans to Australian and Techfugees Kenya is amongst them!
Event hosted at iHub from the 3rd till the 5th of April. Sponsored by Kenya Red Cross, Google & Oracle Kenya
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