AIW HackAfrica Against the Covid-19 Crisis

AIW HackAfrica Against the Covid-19 Crisis

Covid-19 may hit Africa harder than expected and we need creative solutions more than ever to help governments and communities to contain the virus, control the spread and tackle the crisis. Be part of the solution. Hack Africa is organized by African Innovation Week and its supporting organizations.


Tuesday April 21

08:00 GMT

Registration opens

Thursday April 23

12:00 GMT

Registration closes

Friday April 24

08:00 GMT

Qualified teams to participate in HackAfrica are announced

08:30 GMT

Qualified teams start ideating and hacking

14:00 GMT

Official opening of HackAfrica

17:00 GMT

Teams first project draft submission deadline

Saturday April 25

08:00 GMT

Teams going to the second round are announced

08:30 GMT

First check-in with mentors

14:00 GMT

Second check-in with mentors

17:00 GMT

Teams second draft submission closes

Sunday April 26

07:00 GMT

Teams going to the final round are announced

08:00 GMT

Last check-in with mentor

14:00 GMT

Final submission closes

18:00 GMT

Closing session and winner announcement

April 27 – May 1

AIW promotes HackAfrica winners through its channels and invites investors and organizations to meet the winners.

May 2

Winning teams meet interested organizations and investors


Type of Opportunity





Open to



African Innovation Week in collaboration with Innovation Norway

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