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Diaspora Hackathon supporting African organizations


  • FEBRUARY 7, 2015Accra, Ghana | Nairobi, Kenya | Lagos, Nigeria

    Atlanta, Georgia | Washington, DC

  • TIphubs Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking is a global day of advocacy and hackathon that pairs technologists and community leaders to brainstorm on and build out digital solutions for organizations that strengthen and support Diaspora communities around the world.

    Aimed at unlocking the ingenious of the African Diaspora to tackle social issues, DDCH attendees will mobilize with fellow participants at one of our partner locations or within their own communities. Event-goers will segment into team and spend the day overcoming technical challenges and developing prototypes on behalf of dynamic organizations such as the The Peace Corps, The Dream Defenders, United Negro College Fund, Asante Africa Foundation & more.

    Upon completion of the event, the projects will be supplied to the featured organizations to review in addition to being uploaded to our open sourced portal where visitors can access the hacks to ignite change within their own communities all around the world.

    Participating locations include Nairobi, Accra, Lagos, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Oakland & more.

    400+ 8 8Expected Attendees







    Hub Accra - Accra, Ghana

    iLAB at Strathmore University - Nairobi, Kenya

    Wennovation Hub - Lagos, Nigeria

    Georgia Tech University - Atlanta, Georgia

    Impact Hub DC - Washington, DC

  • EDUCATIONUnited Negro College Fund - UNCF is the nations largest and most effective minority education association organization.With 40 private, historically black, member colleges and

    universities, the organization has raised more than $3.6 billion to help more than 400,000 students receive college degrees at UNCF-member institutions and with UNCF scholarships.

    Asante Africa Foundation - Asante Africa Foundations programs provide sustainable solutions that help disadvantaged children gain a solid education. What began as a

    two-village project, led by three women with a passion for youth and education, has expanded to over 26 partnerships (and counting) with schools in 31 villages in Kenya and Tanzania. Over 660 teachers and 30,000 students have directly benefited from primary and secondary school scholarships, training for youth and teachers and the 69 infrastructure projects completed to date, including classrooms, student dormitories, latrines and water tanks.

    HEALTH & WELLNESSThe Peace Corps - As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable

    change that lives on long after their serviceat the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiencesand a global outlookthat enriches the lives of those around them.

    CIVIC ADVOCACYThe Dream Defenders - The Dream Defenders develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power; building alternative systems and organizing to disrupt the structures that

    oppress our communities.

    BudgIT - BudgIT is a creative start-up driven to retell the Nigerian budget and public data in a finer detail across every literacy span. The company aims to stimulate citizens

    interests around public data and hence trigger discussions towards better governance.BudgIT believes that access and understanding to the budget is a basic human right.

    Featured Participants & Challenges

    Tier In-Kind (Food & Beverage) Community Recruiting Application Corporate Premier

    Sponsorship Amount Varies $1,000 $2,500 $5,000 $10,000 $20,000 Website and social media recognition

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    Swag included in gift bags X X X X X XProminent name and logo on all printed material related to event

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    Logo included on invite X X X X XName recognition in all press related material

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    Resume submissions from participants

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    API / Platform Integration X X XSponsored activities (raffles, giveaways)

    X X

    Can add perks to prize pack X XReserved digital suite on website


    Targetted email marketing X Includes virtual keynote presentation


    Name included in the event name (ie: Tiphubs Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking Presented by ______________)



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