Gamification for Social Good in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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Can Africa’s tech movers and shakers design digital tools and gamified eLearning for sustainable changes in social systems? We will see in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from May 17 – 20!

As many successful apps and computer programs, even start-ups and hubs, have been borne out of the dynamic hackathon environment in the past, under the theme ‘Gamification for Social Good’, programmers, designers, problem solvers and subject matter experts will meet for four days of competitive creation.

The 30 participants come from all throughout Africa – Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Togo and Zimbabwe – hence truly shaping African diversity.

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It’s the first time we’ve been able to bring 35 people from all throughout Africa together to work on social causes in this way using technology

– says Markos Lemma, co-founder of iceaddis, the community-oriented innovation hub in Addis Ababa.

Iceaddis is part of the team of organisers, led by GIZ (The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and including eLearning Africa.

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