Hacking the gender :SM3-2018

Hackathon, Femme, Women, techonology, gender, sexe, parité

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

About this Hackathon

“In 2018 , we want to celebrate gender and women differently and this is through innovative IOT solutions  in order to address differently gender issues in the DRC community”

Our Cisco academy invites you to a special celebration of gender and the technology divide through this Sensational Hack the gender session first of it kind.

This is a structured and innovation process that includes cover :

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Elaborating a Business model canvas
  • Pitching

    How does it work?

    “The event starts with a presentation describing the agenda and introducing the theme and the specific challenge of the Hackathon. Participants then brainstorm ideas and form teams, based on individual interests and complementary skills”.

    A multidisciplinary team of 5 multidisciplinary persons hear story of speakers, discover the challenge to address and receive a bundle to electronics including sensors, micro-controllers, screw drivers etc. to develop and pitch their solutions before a multidisciplinary jury.

    A maximum of 10 teams  will compete each other through a championship of a series of challenges. A team must be composed with a minimum of 20-30% of female participants to be eligible to this Hackthon.

    Challenges to overcome may cover:

    How to address through IOT:

    • Female Entrepreneurship
    • Cultural beliefs
    • Girls Education & Literacy
    • Girls in technology

    We need you to come and join our efforts to make this session a great experience for igniting innovation, advancing technology and Technopreneurial solutions through dynamic the youth in the DRC.

    Please note that this is a learning and coached programme to learn , experience and develop creative and problem solving skills.

    For more information on how to get involved as a participant, a  sponsor , a partner, an expert, a mentor Please contact us at  reception@cinolu.org for additional inquiries.


    Mar 13 - 10:00 - Mar 16, 2018 - 18:00
    OrganizerCentre d’innovation de Lubumbashi
    Website Visit website
    Location Lubumbashi
    221 Avenue des Usines, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Targets Congo, Democratic Republic of the
    Sectors Electronics