The North-East Makeathon is an intensive programme to crowd source and support innovative ideas to develop effective and scalable solutions to the humanitarian challenges faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other affected persons in North East of Nigeria.
The goals mission and objectives of the makeathon is to start a process and develop an ecosystem of innovation close to conflict and natural disaster affected people by co-creating solutions with them and with humanitarian service providers to address the protection and assistance challenges that have remained so far neglected
The makeathon is targeted at providing innovative solutions to the humanitarian challenges faced by IDPs and other affected persons living in the North East of Nigeria. The makeathon is focused on the bottom of the pyramid people affected by chronic humanitarian emergencies including IDPs, vulnerable sections of the population and people in remote inaccessible places
We aim to achieve this by working side by side with representatives of the affected persons in each team, listen to their stories, understand their challenges and together be co-creators of the solutions through innovation and technology
How to Apply
Please ensure you download and complete both documents listed below as it is compulsory to upload a completed copy for each of the downloaded documents in the course of your application process.
- Click Here to download and complete the pitch document
- Click Here to Download and complete the CV document
You are to provide a short video clip of 2MB or less then 2MB and picture(s) of 4MB or less than 4MB of your idea or innovation to support your application.
This will also be requested in the course of your application but it is optional
Phases of the Competition
Phase 1- Challenge Identification
14 Sept. 2017 – 21 Sept. 2017
Phase 2- Idea crowd sourcing; call for applications and screening of applications
25 Sept. 2017 – 4 Nov. 2017
Phase 3- Co-creation of prototypes and first round of de-selection
12 Nov. 2017 – 24 Nov. 2017
Phase 4 User testing and refinement
1st Dec. 2017 – 14 Dec. 2017
Phase 5- Demo day
Phase 6- Incubation
February – July 2018