Palestine Humanitarian Hackathon 2021
In partnership with the Red Cross, MENACatalyst is excited to announce its latest Hackathon challenge: Palestine Humanitarian Hackathon 2021! This intensive 4-day on-site event is designed for both college and university students and fresh graduates (19-29 years of age) to create technology-driven solutions, or creative social interventions addressing some of the most pressing humanitarian challenges affecting of thousands of Palestinians today.
The hackathon will kick-off with an immersive orientation introducing participants to the challenges, learn to identify the most critical humanitarian issues and how to apply innovative technologies to address them. The event will conclude with a high-stakes competition which will have all teams present their projects to a panel of expert with the top 3 awarded high prizes.
To participate in the Humanitarian Hackathon challenge you do not need to be a digital expert. Instead, we are looking for disruptive ideas that deliver impactful and sustainable digital solutions that address 3 main challenges:
> Medical services in conflict
> Assistance for civilians and vulnerable communities
> Information and communication as aid
The hackathon is the first of its kind in Palestine and will be held (Nov. 11-14) in conjunction with the GEW, so all interested candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
The Deadline for applications is (Oct.31) so be sure to apply today!