Join this year’s African Youth Anti-Corruption Hackathon for innovative young developers on the Continent to design digital solutions that solve real world challenges related to corruption in their countries!
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is looking for the most talented coders to inspire with their ideas on how tech can help fight corruption and advance peace, justice, and strong institutions!
Deadline to Apply: 27 September 2021
The African Youth Anti-Corruption Hackathon is a virtual 4 week technology challenge organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with private and public sector organizations in five African countries, namely Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa.
The Objectives of the hackathon are to promote the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) to prevent and combat corruption in Africa and to give young developers the chance to come up with their own ideas on how to counter corruption through technologies.
The challenge will also promote the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) by enhancing public-private partnerships in the development of sustainable ICT-based anti-corruption solutions; youth engagement and employment; innovation and technology.
The winning teams will have the opportunity to further develop their technology solutions with the support of the public sector partners of the hackathon that seek to increase the use of ICT solutions as part of their domestic anti-corruption efforts.
In particular, the hackathon seeks to deliver the following outcomes in the participating countries.