The African Development Bank, AfDB, through its Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy is launching the #AfricaVsVirus Challenge.
The novel coronavirus outbreak has brought severe human suffering and major economic disruption around the world. Within three months over 1.8 million people have been infected worldwide, with the virus currently affecting 198 countries and having taken the lives of over 90,000 people.
In an attempt to slow down infections, governments worldwide have imposed isolation and social distancing measures that make it impossible to continue with face-to-face collaborative processes.
#AfricaVsVirus is creating an online platform in order to promote the fast and innovative co-creation of solutions to help African countries address some of their most pressing issues.
The Bank believes this is an opportunity to create tech and non-tech solutions to tackle some of the most pressing challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
They are now calling on socially committed citizens worldwide, problem solvers, creative minds, health experts, programmers, graphic and web-designers to come together in a 72-hour digital collaborative process to bring about ground-breaking solutions addressing some of the social and economic challenges posed by the coronavirus.
Following the #AfricaVsVirus Challenge the best solutions will be selected and will be fully implemented with partners and donors in Africa and worldwide.
The #AfricaVsVirus Challenge will take place from April 17th-19th, 2020 online. Participants will have 72 hours to collaborate in teams and build solutions to specific challenges. We will start with a kick-off session on Thursday 16th at 18:30 GMT+1 and end on Sunday 19th at 18:30 GMT+1.
You can register for this HERE.