Innovate Counties Challenge Hackathon – Kisumu

Is there a missing link between local government and youth when it comes to advancing innovative ICT solutions for governance? The Innovate Counties Challenge Project is sourcing ICT solutions created by Kisumu youth to solve challenges in relation to devolution, governance, service delivery, local economy, planning and youth activities within the county. We are inviting tech-savvy, vibrant youth with an entrepreneurial spirit to LakeHub on 28th to 30th June 2017 to participate in the #InnovateKisumu hackathon.

In 48 hours, you shall ideate and prototype your solutions for challenges our county is facing thereafter pitch your technical solution to a pre-selected jury. There are up to KES 150,000 worth of prizes to be won and a chance to be incubated for 4 weeks as you pilot the solution together with the County Government of Kisumu. During the hackathon, you shall receive professional assistance from mentors and coaches in various fields to help you refine your idea and solution.

The focus areas of the hackathon are;

  • Local Economy
  • Local Governance
  • Service Delivery
  • Planning
  • Youth Activities

Feel free to propose any other thematic area you may wish to hack for. Participation slots are limited. Apply here if you are interested. For more details on the Innovate Counties Challenge Project, see this document here. For the tentative program, contact info at lakehub dot co dot ke.

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