U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2023

The U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge aims to advance the development of promising technologies that offer innovative solutions to help expose, understand, or counter disinformation, propaganda, and violent extremism within Coastal West Africa.

We invite technologists from across Africa to submit an application to present their solutions against these challenges to an audience of government, civil society, and private sector stakeholders. Up to eight organizations will be selected to demonstrate their technology to a panel of judges. Up to three organizations will be selected as winners of the Challenge and will receive funding totaling $250,000 USD.

The U.S.- West Africa Tech Challenge will be hosted in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on September 27-28 2023, as a two-part event. Part one is a closed event that will consist of the demo day featuring the selected technologists; part two will feature panels and discussions amongst technologists, government officials, civil society, academia, and media to share lessons learned and opportunities for cooperation around addressing the challenges.

Please note, this invitation is only for Day 2 of the event on September 28. You can find further details and register your interest in attending Day 2, either in-person or virtually, at this link: https://www.becera.co/west-africa-tech-challenge-invite2-en 

To attend the closed portion of the event on Day 1, September 27 which will feature detailed presentations from the eight finalists, please express your interest by emailing westafricatechchallenge@becera.co

The U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, United Nations Development Programme, She Code Africa, Impact Hub Abidjan, and Becera. More collaborators will be announced shortly.


Sep 27 - Sep 28, 2023 - 23:59
Organizer Impact Hub Abidjan
Website Visit website
Location Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Targets Africa
Sectors EdTech, Fintech, HealthTech, Information technology, Nanotech