Civic innovation Lab is set to play host to the Nigeria Health Hackathon on Risk Communication. The hackathon will be a four-day event that is designed to bring together tech developers, risk communication and disease control professionals to brainstorm and design solutions that can enhance efforts in preparing for and responding to health emergencies and epidemics.
These actors will convene to conceive and rapidly develop new solutions to address the challenges of Health and Risk Communication.
#Liberia #Monrovia #hackathon on #health #risk #communication for #pandemic preparedness is open for registration. 4 days of intense learning and building, ideas, tech, media, food, and prizes awarded by expert judges. September 10-13 More info here: https://t.co/bsATtDwMBo pic.twitter.com/iQCsOPBeU2
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The event is been organized by Sensi Tech Innovation Hub in partnership with the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health and Nigeria Center for Disease Control, on behalf of GFA Consulting Group GmbH and GIZ as part of the German Cooperation-financed Regional Program supporting Pandemic Prevention in the ECOWAS Region (RPPP)
The hackathon has held in other part of the africa and the now the train will be making a stop in Nigeria
Day 1: The Health Hackathon on Risk Communication has been insightful, keynote speakers #NPHIL #MoHLiberia and @giz_gmbh all presented. Day 2 can only get better 😊 join us at #BlueCrest ,here are some highlight from today. pic.twitter.com/uCyYQSJf42
— Tahir Bockarie (@Tai_Bock) September 10, 2018
Platforms and solutions developed will address delays, missed opportunities and even tragedies that can come from poor communication of health information during health emergencies and epidemics. For instance, the teams on the Hackathon may create new web- and mobile-based tools or information validation and delivery systems and processes.
Teams are to find new ways to harness communication channels to ensure the effective spread of important and accurate health information. Participants will receive inspiration, guidance, and input from experts working in the health and risk communication sectors in Nigeria and the ECOWAS region. They will also receive support from technology professionals and mentors that will be present throughout the four-day event.
At the end of the 4 days intense incubation and acceleration phase, teams will present their prototypes for judging on the final day, competing for a chance to develop their ideas further with support from Sensi Tech Hub, GIZ, GFA and the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigerian Center for Disease Control.
All participants will retain the right to develop their ideas after the event.
The event is open to all tech developers, risk communication specialists, and disease control professionals. We welcome individuals from local universities, organizations, and institutions across Nigeria who are motivated to participate in this intense incubation and acceleration of ideas.
The hackathon is slated to begin on the 29th of October at 08:30 to 1 November at the civic innovation lab in Abuja
Click HERE to Register to attend