Nigeria FG introduces #PEBECHack Hackathons series to deliver smart solutions to promote Ministry accountability and transparency

Nigeria’s federal government council tasked to implement reforms PEBEC, is organizing a series of hackathons, #PEBECHack. Delivering smart solutions to check and promote accountability and transparency in government ministries and agencies.  

#PEBECHack

Are you a developer, coder, engineer, techie, designer with a passion to help make business work in Nigeria and keep government honest? This looks like a great opportunity to help in the development process of the nation. Also win up to 1 million Naira.

The Hackathon series is organized by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC). Set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to implement reforms that would make it progressively easier for small and medium sized businesses to start and thrive in Nigeria.

The first #PEBECHack will focus on developing a tool that will promote accountability and transparency among key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) crucial to the success of Nigeria’s Ease of doing Business reforms.

The competing teams would develop a service management solution that will allow citizens monitor, provide feedback, report, make complaints, and ‘blow-a-whistle’ about the quality of service received from key Federal Government Doing Business MDAs or at strategic locations such as airports, seaports and land borders.

Microsoft is partnering with the Nigerian federal Government and another organizations for this project. Microsoft will be offering Bizspark Startup packages to the top 3 winners of the hackathon.

Interested participants can register as a team of 4 members with different skillsets or an Individual can also register and specify skillset. Selected individuals will be matched with others with different skillsets and placed in teams of 4 members. A total of 10 – 12 teams will be selected in all.
Registration commences on Tuesday May 23, 2017, and ends by midnight on Tuesday June 6, 2017. There would be no further applications after that date.

1st prize winner gets NGN 1 million, 2nd prize NGN 300,000 and 3rd prize NGN 200,000. In addition, Top 3 teams will get Microsoft’s Bizspark + a start-up stand at Techplus conference in July with an opportunity to meet potential investors and promoters.

Visit PEBECHack page to register. All the best to all participants.

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