Our Girls Hackathon Project

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What is a Hackathon?


A hackathon is a competition in innovation; it’s a very powerful tool to bring people together to solve issues facing their communities. In a short period of time, participants called “hackers” work together in teams on a specific challenge. The goal is to create new solutions. 


The experience of co-creation builds trust and shapes new connections that cross borders between people, borders between organisations and borders between sectors in society.


This is the power of hackathons.

Who can be part of this Hackathon?

All you need is to a girl or young woman with an idea to solve a problem facing your community, and to be able to communicate in English. You also have to be 16+ of age. We are all about diversity, so we welcome girls with all kinds of different perspectives, backgrounds, ages and competences.

Is it an online or a IRL hackathon?

Girls Hackathon Project (GHP) is both in person and online event happening this winter. which means some events will happen online but you will be participating in person as well .

Use the link below to sign up for the event: 



What skills do I need to participate?

All you need is to be able to communicate in English, and have ideas about how to solve some pressing issues facing you, your community, Zambia and the World.

You don’t need to be a developer, a programmer or a tech person, you contribute with your specific competence and your experience. Of course, we welcome traditional hackers like programmers, developers and techies, we need all kinds of competencies to solve the UN SDG’s!

Most of all you need to have a passion for creating global change, to join this hackathon.

ZamWILL has partnered with TakingITGlobal to provide a virtual classroom with resources you can access day or night to support you with your project.


How does it work?


You can apply through your school after you have assembled a team to compete in the hackathon.

You will have support and access to mentors, webinars, livestreamed sessions, presentations, open data, statistics and other resources provided by the project management team and the partner community.


After two days of hacking, you turn in your solution either a technical solution built on data, or concept solution not built on data, and the jury then decides who will win in each of the 5 categories.


One of the 5 category winners will win the Girls Hackathon Project Award.


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