Allowing anyone anywhere benefit from the possibilities AI can provide. Creating real health solutions for Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa
The initiative is an inclusive and Pan-African hands-on training and learning hackathon focused on solving specific local problems and driving data-driven decision-making in health service optimization applications using mobility and geospatial data. The event is aimed at building an ecosystem for local talent development and the application of Artificial Intelligence in health in 4 African countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa.
This initiative will expose participants such as medical doctors, health workers, pharmacists, nurses, health extension workers, AI professionals, and government workers to sessions where they will learn how to work with geospatial data and perform geospatial analysis. This will enable them to build solutions that solve unique problems on the continent. The hackathon requires great minds to develop location-oriented solutions and use cases that proffer ways to support health interventions and outcomes.
The objective is to localize, strengthen, and support the use of privacy-preserving, open-source mobility and geospatial data to proactively build solutions that address health problems in our communities. Examples of some of the solutions that this hackathon is proposed to address are:
|Workshop||Physical in 4 locations|
|Final pitch event||Hybrid: The physical event will be streamed live where winners will be announced|
Join the training sessions to learn how to use mobility and geospatial data. This training is highly recommended to help you build hands-on competence quality solutions, which will be applied during the hackathon and beyond the hackathon period for real world applications.
There will be a stakeholder engagement session where medical practitioners, health extension workers, government representatives, policy makers and geospatial data scientists will discuss and understand the benefits of using mobility data to mitigate and solve health problems
Use of anonymized Facebook (Meta) mobility data and other geospatial data for social good to support health interventions and outcomes.
You can apply as an individual or as a team. For a team, minimum of 2 and maximum of 4. Application for the online hackathon starts on the 2nd of December 2022 and closes on the 23rd of Decemeber 2022. Register here
To participate, you must be:
Your solution package should include all the datasets (or hyperlink to the datasets) used, your choice solution output and a detailed report explaining your solution.
You can either send a detailed report of your solution or make a 90 seconds video explaining your solution.
N:B – Depending on your choice of solution deployment, do note to include login access where necessary.