On the occasion of the 16 days of activism for the fight against violence against women, the “Moussawat” program for the promotion of equality between women and men, funded by the Delegation of the European Union to Tunisia and piloted by the Ministry of Women, Family, Children and Seniors, is organizing an online Hackathon through the mobilization of a community of Tech4Good innovators for the design and development of digital solutions (technological products) to contribute to the fight against violence against women.
10 teams, made up of 5 candidates each, will be selected in the competition, i.e. 50 participants in total.
Each team will be composed as follows:
- 02 developers
- 01 graphic designer
- 01 Business Developer
- And a civil society activist
Applications are open from Monday 02 November 2020 at midnight until Monday 16 November 2020 at midnight.
Successful applications will be announced on November 20, 2020 at noon and the Hackathon which will last 72 hours, will start online on Friday November 27, 2020 at 2 p.m. and end on Monday November 30, 2020 at noon. The pitching sessions will take place on Wednesday December 02, 2020.
Candidates must imperatively satisfy the following technical conditions:
- Have an Internet connection to be able to participate in the Hackathon sessions;
- Master the Google Apps connection tools (Google Meet).
A cash prize will be awarded to each of the 3 winning solutions.
- 1st prize: 3000 DT
- 2nd prize: 2000 DT
- 3rd prize: 1000 DT
The winners will also benefit from 3 months entrepreneurial support for the transformation of their ideas and solutions into start-ups.
This hackathon supported by UN Women and Face Tunisia Foundation is organized and piloted by Tisopia Inc, the first Tunisian TechForGood startup builder.
You can participate through the form in the official event description: See here.
And if you need a team, there is a group that was already created to facilitate finding people from the different required disciplines: Learn more.
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Jasser Hammami is a published author, a freelance editor and translator, a minorities’ rights activist, and an English major student.