ITC SheTrades, the International Communications Union (ITU) and Dubai Industries and Exports invite you to apply to the SheTrades Global Hackathon for a Sustainable Future.
We are calling on the creatives, innovators and future thinkers around world to come together to take on the challenge of building a more sustainable and greener future.
Are you up for the challenge?
Participants are invited to hack the challenge: How can women entrepreneurs leverage technology to accelerate the transition to an inclusive and green economy?
Deadline to apply: Monday, 12 July 2021
Submit your application here.
CRITERIA TO BE SELECTED
- Each team must have the participation of at least 1 woman (we encourage diversity through mixed teams of men, women and/or other gender identities)
- Team members should have working proficiency in English
- All team members must be located in the same country
- One team member must be available to attend the on-site event in Dubai (17-19 October)– contingent on final selection*
*Cost of travel, visa, accommodation and on-site expenses will be paid by the participant.
Applying teams must have members demonstrating the following skills:
- Experience with mobile and web development
- Experience with social-media APIs and web services
- Understanding and knowledge of business culture
- Understanding of challenges faced by women entrepreneurs
- Knowledge of green economy
Teams from the following countries are eligible to apply: Argentina, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Vietnam, MENA: (Egypt, Morocco United Arab Emirates)
How will participants benefit?
- Cash prize of $10,000
- Recognition as the winner of the SheTrades Global Hackathon (press release, video interviews, social media etc.)
- Engagement with ITC’s experts and technical team to integrate the solution on SheTrades online platform
- Receipt of meals on Day 1 and Day 2 and free pass to Expo 2020 – limited for participants attending the on-site event
- Certificate of participation (signed by ITC and ITU’s Executive Directors) awarded to all teams
- Opportunity to contribute towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals
For more information visit the application page here, or contact the SheTrades Global team at email@example.com.