15/12/2020

Hackathon: EU: Africa The Post Crisis Journey


Between 10-13 December 2020, we joined the EU: Africa The Post Crisis Journey Hackathon, 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.

❓ WHY 
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. 

❓ WHAT 
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 

❓ CATEGORIES
The event developed 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

Our colleagues Gabriel Brezoiu and Diana Ioniță joined the programme as pro-bono specialized mentors in the fields of Business Development, Communications, and Education. Furthermore, Gabriel also joined the jury of the competition on the topic of Education.