Apply for iHack4SDG Challenge 2023 – 3M Naira Cash Prize
iHack4SDG Challenge 2023 – 3M Naira Cash Prize
Are you an innovator with an idea or solution to hack the problems around the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
If you have an idea or two that creates sustainable growth, sign up for the iHack4SDG Challenge 2023!
Applications are open until May 14th, 2023.
1st Prize – N1,500,000
2nd Prize – N1,000,000
3rd Prize – N750,000
In recent years, the world has witnessed a growing emphasis on sustainable development, with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) providing a roadmap for global progress.
Recognizing the need to mobilize young talents and innovative minds to address these challenges, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), in partnership with the Bank of Industry (BOI) and Vertebrate Tech Hub, presents the I Hack SDG Challenge 2023 in Nigeria.
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About the iHack SDG Challenge:
The iHack SDG Challenge is a nationwide competition that encourages participants to develop innovative solutions aligned with the SDGs. It provides a platform for Nigerian youth to showcase their problem-solving skills and contribute to the country’s sustainable development agenda.
Objectives of the iHack SDG Challenge 2023
Empowering Nigerian Youth:
One of the key objectives of the I Hack SDG Challenge is to empower Nigerian youth by providing them with a platform to make a tangible impact. The competition encourages young innovators to develop practical, scalable, and sustainable solutions that address pressing social and environmental challenges.
Promoting Entrepreneurship and Job Creation:
The challenge goes beyond ideation by nurturing entrepreneurship. Participants are not only encouraged to develop innovative ideas but also provided with resources and mentorship to turn their ideas into viable businesses. This promotes job creation and economic growth in Nigeria.
Networking and Collaboration Opportunities:
The iHack SDG Challenge provides a unique networking and collaboration platform for participants. They have the opportunity to interact with experts, mentors, industry leaders, and potential investors, fostering a supportive ecosystem for sustainable development initiatives in Nigeria.
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Access to Funding and Resources:
Winners and finalists of the I Hack SDG Challenge gain access to funding, grants, and resources to further develop and scale their projects. This financial support, coupled with the expertise and networks of ICAN, BOI, and Vertebra Tech Hub, enables participants to bring their ideas to life and make a lasting impact.
National and International Recognition:
Participating in the iHack SDG Challenge offers the chance for national and international recognition. Successful projects gain visibility through media coverage, showcasing the efforts and achievements of Nigerian innovators in addressing the SDGs.
Long-term Sustainable Impact:
The ultimate goal of the iHack SDG Challenge is to create a lasting impact on Nigeria’s sustainable development landscape. By nurturing innovative ideas and providing support for their implementation, the challenge aims to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in Nigeria, creating a more prosperous and inclusive future.