This dynamic event, powered by Africa’s Talking powerful Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), aims to address the pressing issues of climate change and electronic waste in Nairobi City County.
The hackathon is relevant after Kenya just concluded hosting the iconic Africa Climate Summit at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).
The hackathon has drawn participants from diverse backgrounds, all with a shared goal of finding innovative solutions to combat climate change and tackle the growing electronic waste problem.
With climate change being a global concern and electronic waste posing significant environmental risks, this event serves as a platform to harness the power of technology for the greater good.
The Chief Officer of Digital Economy and Startup Nairobi City County, Victor Agolla, expressed his enthusiasm for the event.
“Climate change – Electronic waste hackathon is currently underway at WEEE Centre courtesy of Nairobi County,” he said. “We have $200 up for grabs, and we believe that technology must be at the forefront of addressing these challenges. Tech lazima iwork! (Tech must work!)”
The Innovate Nairobi Climate Change Hackathon is taking advantage of Africa’s Talking powerful APIs to enable participants to access the necessary tools and resources to build their innovative solutions. T
These APIs provide a robust foundation for developers to create applications that can monitor, mitigate, and raise awareness about climate change while also finding ways to reduce the impact of electronic waste.
Throughout the hackathon, participants are encouraged to think creatively and leverage their technical skills to develop applications, platforms, or systems that address these critical issues.
Ideas range from climate data analysis tools to recycling and waste management apps, all to foster sustainable practices and raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment.
The hackathon is not only an opportunity for participants to showcase their coding prowess but also to make a meaningful contribution to addressing climate change and electronic waste in Nairobi and beyond.
The winning solution stands to win a $200 prize, which serves as an additional incentive for the participants to deliver their best work.