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Lagos, Nigeria

February 22, 2014

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Nigeria celebrates International Open Data Day on February 22 by convening the nation’s first Health Hackathon, which will bring together 50 coders and design creatives, along with data experts, to design and build practical solutions to Nigeria’s front-line health sector problems. The 1-day event takes place at iDEA Hub and is underwritten by Nigeria’s Ministry of Communication Technology, the Private Sector Health Alliance of NigeriaCode for Nigeria, Hala Nigeria, Hacks/Hackers and the World Bank. The Health Hackathon will bring together professional coders and regional experts to guide teams to build data-driven mobile apps and citizen engagement tools using readily available  health data. The five best projects will qualify for seed grants from a prize basket of $14,000 and will also be in line for incubation support at iDEA, plus additional technical support from Code for Nigeria to help accelerate teams’ efforts to build and launch fully-functional prototypes, as well as explore marketable opportunities for the best ideas.

Hackathon participants will also be invited to join the Lagos chapter of Hacks/Hackers, so they can continue to network with design creatives, civil society, and media to expand their digital literacy skills and explore collaborative opportunities.

To confirm your seat, you must register here.  Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You should therefore register as soon as possible.

Hackers & Makers

Developers, Designers, User Experience (UX) Researchers, Engineers. Come work on meaningful problems for mass audiences. Get connected to new markets, and practice your skills.

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Other Clinicians, Hospital I.T.
Collaborate with tech experts to solve problems in healthcare. Let your ideas inspire practical solutions.

 

OTHER STAKEHOLDERS

Patients, Health Administrators, Mentors, Investors, Entrepreneurs.
Support and participate in grass-roots, collaborative problem-solving to improve the healthcare system.

Two 2nd Prize

N427.5k/x2
  • N427,500 to build project
  • Incubation at iDEA Hub
  • Mentorship

Two 3rd Prize

N256.5K/x2
  • N256,500 to build the project
  • Incubation at iDEA Hub
  • Mentorship

Session Leaders

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Bunmi Okunowo
Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Communications Technology, Nigeria

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Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq
Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria

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Chibuzo Opara
Co-Founder
IntegraHealth

 

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Justin Arenstein
Chief Strategist
Code for Africa

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Oluseun Onigbinde
Knight International Fellow
Code for Nigeria / Hala Nigeria

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Victor Okigbo
iDEA Hub

 

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA YOU’D LIKE TO DEVELOP?

Hack Dash is your forum for posting new ideas or commenting on those of others. Take a look at http://kampala.hackdash.org/

Resources

National Bureau of Statistics

The National Bureau of Statistics provides a trove of data.

openAFRICA

Learn to use the new openAFRICA portal for finding and analyzing powerful ‘watchdog’ data.

SADC Medicine Price Database

Learn to use the new openAFRICA portal for finding and analyzing powerful ‘watchdog’ data.

Partners

This Health Hackathon in Nigeria has been made possible through support from the following partners:

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Our Mission

To boost analytical, evidence-based public discussion
by giving citizens, journalists and civil society
access to the data, digital tools, and computational skills
necessary for transforming our societies into digital democracies.