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APPLY: 2022 Yvote Naija CivicTech Hackathon for Nigerian Innovators

The 2022 Yvote Naija CivicTech Hackathon is open for interested and qualified social tech innovators willing to contribute their knowledge to the electoral process in Nigeria.

The Yvote Naija CivicTech Hackathon awards its winner with a $5000 prize to identify civic-tech solutions to enhance citizen participation in the electoral process in Nigeria.

The hackathon will serve as an opportunity to bring together young social innovators and developers resident in Nigeria between the ages of 15 and 35 years to develop ideas, build skills and connect with others working towards a shared goal of strengthening the electoral process and civic participation in governance in Nigeria.

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  • Host: Yvote Naija
  • Category: Competitions 
  • Eligible Countries: Nigeria
  • Reward: $5000
  • Deadline: June 30, 2022
  • Scholarship Alerts: To receive Scholarship Alerts on WhatsApp, Click HERE

Details:

The Yvote Naija CivicTech Hackathon 2022 is organized by Brain Builder Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI) with support from Christian Aid Nigeria to identify civic-tech solutions to enhance citizen participation in the electoral process in Nigeria.

The hackathon will serve as an opportunity to bring together young social innovators and developers resident in Nigeria between the ages of 15 and 35 years to develop ideas, build skills and connect with others working towards a shared goal of strengthening the electoral process and civic participation in governance in Nigeria.

Consequently, successful ideas or solutions will be developed and deployed before and during the 2023 general elections at the National, State and Local Government level.

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Requirements:

To be considered for the Yvote Naija CivicTech Hackathon, you must:

  • Be a Nigerian young social innovators;
  • Be between the ages of 15 and 35 years;
  • Be a registered to vote;
  • Have the ability to work on new idea;
  • Have the ability to work with other young innovators;
  • Have an active internet connection as most engagements will be virtual;
  • Have demonstrated knowledge and experience relevant to the development and deployment of Tech solutions;
  • Have requisite knowledge of the Nigerian electoral and political landscape is an added advantage;
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Duration and Reward

  • Successful ideas or solutions will be developed and deployed before and during the 2023 general elections at the National, State and Local Government level.
  • A grant of $5,000 will also be awarded for winning solution.

Evaluation Criteria

Problem-Solution Fit

  • Is the problem well-defined?
  • Is the solution a good fit for mitigating or resolving it?

Potential Impact

  • Is it a widespread problem?
  • Is there adequate research on it?
  • Can the solution be scaled easily to actual deployment in the real world?

Novelty & Learning

  • What is a novel about the solution the team has proposed?
  • Has it been done before?
  • What will we learn from the solution that we didn’t already know before?

Prototype

  • How easy-to-use is the application?
  • How engaging are the user experience and design?
  • How functional and well-implemented is the prototype demo?

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Method of Application

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

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