Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a Nigerian non-partisan coalition for good governance, has announced the opening of applications for the second edition of ‘Office of the Citizen’ Hackathon.
Themed “Not Everytime Rant; Sometimes ACT!”, the hackathon is aimed at building prototypes of tech platforms/apps where active citizens can engage to provide solutions to key trending issues in their locality.
Teams of developers, designers, governance practitioners and active citizens will take part in the hackathon, working together to build prototypes around the design challenges.
The teams will present their prototypes in a public show-and-tell event on the final day of the hackathon. The winning team(s) will receive funds to complete development & launch of their solution.
The hackathon will run from February 24 – 27, 2017 at the Co-Creation Hub in Yaba, Lagos. If you’re interested in the event, you can register here to be a part.
Prior to the hackathon, a Kick-Off Workshop will be held on 24 February, 2017 where a mixed panel will set context around the opportunities for citizens to engage in proferring solutions to local issues.
Speakers at the workshop will include Aisha Yesufu (Chairperson of the Strategic Team #BringBackOurGirls movement); Jude Feranmi (National Youth Caucus Leader KOWA Party); Adeolu Ogunbanjo (President National Association of Telecom Subscribers NATCOMS); and Lanre Suraju (Chairman, Civil Society Network Against Corruption – CSNAC).
The hackathon is organized in partnership with Co-Creation Hub, BudgIT & Paradigm Initiative Nigeria. It is funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).