Sustainable Development Goals

On Sept 25-27, the leaders of 193 countries will meet at the UN in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. These "Global Goals" (name for public consumption) could from one of the most important agreements of our generation, align global efforts to promote people, planet and prosperity. This included ending extreme poverty, combatting inequality, and addressing climate change.

The global agreement presents a real opportunity for all of us around the world. We hope that by working together on these goals we can show what our different community can do together, while still reflecting the diverse interests of community members.

Hackathon for Gender Equality- GOAL 5

Over 2 days, 2 teams of leading women technologists, idea-generators and technical experts will design and build digital products, tools and apps that can be used to improve gender equality on the continent. Find the #Genderhack team led by Marieme Jamme, Founder of Africa Gathering, in the Africa Utopia marketplace hacking for women’s rights.

*The hackers will be feeding back on Sunday 13th from 1.30pm - 3pm QEH FR

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$2,275 in prizes

30 Mentorship Days

Winners will be eligible for mentorship with a relevant expert within the Africa Gathering network.

Best solution

The Best Solution or Group solutions will win £100


Africa Gathering Swags

Spa and Relaxation Voucher

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Participants: Individuals (under 16 years in age should be accompanied by adults);
    Individuals or Teams  (up to 10)
  • Countries: Global

How to enter

 The application process is now open and you don’t even need to know how to code or be tech savvy! We just need lots of passionate people like you to be part of a bold new hackathon, and make strides with us in finding and implementing real solutions to real problems.

If you attending in person at The South Bank Centre London please register here


Marieme Jamme

Marieme Jamme

Sam Mbale
Google Cloud Developer

Amali de Alwis

Amali de Alwis
CEO, Code First: Girls

Judging Criteria

  • Easy to use globally
  • Easy to use offline