Want to use your skills to make Kenya’s cities better? The UN-Habitat, a United Nations organization for sustainable cities and the @iLabAfrica – Strathmore University are organizing a HACKDAY to help solve urban challenges in Kenya and to improve youth participation and inclusion, in the following areas:
- Urban Basic Services
- City Planning
- Local Economy
- County Governance and Management
They are looking for young people – women and men aged, 15 to 35 years – creative, enthusiastic, open to new ideas, passionate about technology, social change and interested in solving the challenges of their cities and towns through ICT solutions including mobile technologies and collaborative open source solutions.
You should be able to work for 24 continuous hours in multidisciplinary teams (with experts) to integrate social, technological interests, communication, design and marketing, in a useful IT solution to improve governance of your city through the inclusion of youth.
Not a Coder/Developer?
Don’t Worry. They are also interested in looking for people interested in urban planning, marketing, entrepreneurship, social change, graphic design, project management and more.
The winning team in this competition will benefit;
- Incubation – From an incubation program of their solution at @iBizAfrica
- Travel – A study tour to a thriving tech ecosystem in Africa (fully funded study trip to Rwanda)
- Support – Supported by UN-Habitat and @ILabAfrica experts in the urban and technology fields
- Launch – Pilot your tech solution in a Kenyan county with UN-Habitat
Bring your friends, have fun and use your technical skills for social change!!
Entry is Free.
Venue & Dates of Event
Venue: @iBizAfrica, Strathmore University Student Center Building, 5th Floor
Dates: 25th &n 26th September, 2015
Time: 8am – 11am, Saturday – Sunday
If you fit the profile described above, go ahead and register below for the Urban Innovation Hackday! UN-Habitat and Strathmore University will select candidates to ensure gender balance and diversity among participants. The deadline for registration is Friday, 11 September 2015.
Register here for free> https://goo.gl/y0i2Mc