Coding4Integrity Initiative: Call for Participants

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Tamara El Chammah (UNAOC)
Deadline

UNODC is launching a new initiative – Coding4Integrity! We are currently looking for the most talented coders to inspire us with their ideas on how tech can help fight corruption and advance peace, justice and strong institutions!

 

The hackathon is open to young creative people who:

  • are between the age of 18 and 35;
  • have basic coding skills and some experience with one or more development technologies;
  • are nationals of Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa;
  • have knowledge of Java, Javascript, C++, Python;
  • are proficient in English;

You are passionate about using their tech skills to design digitally innovative solutions to promote integrity and tackle corruption in their countries.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Award

The winning teams will be invited to present their projects and ideas to the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (COSP), which will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in December 2021. The COSP will bring together anti-corruption experts from more than 180 countries and will serve as a great opportunity for the winning teams to promote and seek further support for the development of their ICT-based solutions.

UNODC will cover the travel and accommodation for the winning teams in accordance with the UN travel regulations.

Please see the PDF attached with more information, including the programme thematic areas and team requirements.

If you are or someone you know would be interested in participating in this initiative, please apply at www.coding4integrity.com before 20 September 2021!

Feel free to circulate the information to potential applicants! If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Jennifer Githu at jennifer.githu@un.org.



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