[CODATA-international] Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 - A Hackathon and Ideathon for Sustainable Africa

Ambinintsoa Lucie Noasilalaonomenjahary noasilalao912 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 11:56:49 EST 2020

Dear Suchith,

Thank you very much for this precious information which you shared.
i participated in the African Conference of the Open Data in Abidjan. I was
invited by Hackathon team to participate in this event.
It was very interesting.
Madagascar presented a project in this worksop.
I am interesting to participate in this.

Best regards,

Le mar. 3 mars 2020 à 19:54, Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>
a écrit :

> The IST-Africa 2020 conference, supported by the European Commission (EC)
> and the African Union Commission (AUC), addresses a series of societal
> challenges. The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 is a contribution to the
> joint efforts to solve these challenges. The hackathon addresses some of
> the key topics identified by the IST-Africa conference, such as
> agriculture, environmental sustainability, collaborative open innovation
> and ICT-enabled entrepreneurship.
> The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 is one of the satellite INSPIRE
> hackathons. The hackathon is organised in the frame of the IST Africa
> 2020 Conference. The hackathon is a collaborative event organised by
> Plan4all, Club of Ossiach associations, GODAN, FAO, IST-Africa Conference,
> Makerere University, AfriGEO and EU projects including EO4Agri, STARGATE,
> RDA Europe 4.0, SIEUSOIL, DEMETER, SmartAgriHubs, NextGEOSS, EUXDAT,
> PoliVisu and AFarCloud.
> *GOAL*
> The goal of the Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 is to continue to build and
> strengthen relationships between several EU projects and African
> communities that started in 2019 with the Nairobi INSPIRE hackathon
> <https://www.plan4all.eu/2019/06/nairobi-inspire-hackathon-2019-intercontinental-engagement-in-open-science-innovation-and-data/>.
> This was one of our most successful hackathons with more than 200
> participants representing 26 African countries. The INSPIRE hackathons are
> not a competition, rather the main focus is building relationships, making
> rapid developments, and collecting ideas for future research and innovation.
> The hackathon *starts on March 2020* by creating hackathon teams
> addressing pre-defined challenges. The hackathon will then run remotely
> until an onsite hackathon at the University of Makerere, Kampala on 4th  –
> 5th May 2020. The final phase is on *8th May 2020 at 9 am in Kampala*
> where the hackathon results will be presented within a workshop at IST
> Africa.
> More details at https://www.plan4all.eu/kampala-inspire-hackathon-2020/
> Best wishes,
> Suchith
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