Organised by:

ice

An initiative by:
Sponsored by:
Tech Partner:

IBM

Venue Partner:

DWTC

Introduction

The International Humanitarian Hackathon is a two-day event designed to create innovative ideas/solutions for humanitarian aid. International organizations, incubators, tech companies, startups, academics and talented students will come together to generate ground-breaking ideas, build prototypes and launch new solutions that could help save people and countries affected by crises, disasters and natural calamities.

“Join the International Humanitarian Hackathon and create innovative ideas / solutions to the needs of the people and countries affected by crises, disasters and natural calamities and win a cash prize worth
total AED 150,000!”

Hackathon Tracks:

1. Technology

2. Humanitarian Used Devices (HUD’s)

3. Ideas / Concepts

Humanitarian Challenges:

01
The Shortage of Human Resources for Health Crisis in Africa

Supported by Noor Dubai

02
Water Scarcity and Accessibility to Clean Water

03
Coordinating Digital Health Promotion – How Can Health NGOs Work Together To Provide Coherent Unified Health Messages

04
Overcoming Challenges to the Inclusion of Beneficiaries with Disabilities in Emergencies

How It Works:
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  • Make a team with fellow hackathon enthusiasts from your university and startups (3-4 per team)
  • Select one of our three hackathon tracks and one of humanitarian challenges as a team (each participating team can select only one track and one challenge)
  • Qualified teams will be notified by 4th January 2021.
  • Generate/Build innovative solutions on 15th & 16th March 2021.
  • Final pitch and announcement of the winners on 17th March 2021.
Who can participate?

Students & Startups from UAE, GCC and rest of the world.

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Jury Members
Khalid Abdulla Al Awadhi

Khalid Abdulla Al Awadhi
Deputy CEO
International Humanitarian City

Dr.-Eesa-Mohammed-Bastaki

Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki
President
University of Dubai

Moosa Khoory
Head of Sharia
Dubai Islamic Bank

Amani-Aljassmi

Dr. Amani Aljassmi
IT Department Director
Dubai Health Authority

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Benita Rowe
COO
Ustad Mobile

Ranya-Saadawi

Ranya Saadawi
Head of Grant Management
Expo 2020 Dubai

Mentors
Abdulla Al Nuaimi

Abdulla Al Nuaimi
Founder
YallaGive

Bouran-Najem

Bouran Najem
Head of Logistics & Humanitarian Initiatives
International Humanitarian City

Mike-Dawson

Mike Dawson
CEO
Ustad Mobile

Begona-Agueda

Begona Agueda
Corporate Citizenship Lead – Middle East
Accenture

Abdulla-Khoory

Abdulla Khoory
Grant Manager Expo Live
Expo 2020 Dubai

José-Mussi

José Mussi
Senior Director
Digital Health and Innovation, PwC ME

Lina-Shadid

Lina Shadid
Digital Health Lead Partner
PwC ME

Dalia-Halabi

Dalia Halabi
Yoga Instructor

Judging Criteria
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User Experience/Design

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Innovation / “Wow” Factor

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Impact / Potential / Sustainability

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Feasibility

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Collaboration

What do I need to bring?

Please bring any devices that you’ll need for brainstorming and building your solution such as a notebook, markers and your laptop. We’ll provide internet, electrical connection and food & drinks to keep you powered throughout the humanitarian hackathon.

Available Resources

Basic working station, mentorship, food & beverage, detail documents of humanitarian challenges, and more)

Schedule

15 March 2021 (Monday)

08:30 AM – 09:00AM : Registration & Pickup Badge @ Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre
09:00 AM – 10:00AM : Coffee & Team Gathering with the Organizer and Meeting Mentors
10:00 AM : Hacking Begins
12:00 PM : 13:05 PM Opening Welcoming Speech
13:05 PM : Lunch
14:00 PM : Hacking Continue
15:00 PM : Meetings with Mentors
17:00 PM : Yoga Session by Dalia Halabi (IHC)
18:00 PM : Dinner
20:00 PM : Venue Closes

16 March 2021 (Tuesday)

09:00 AM : Venue Opens & Breakfast
09:30 AM : Hacking Continues
10:00 AM : Meetings with Mentors
13:00 PM : Lunch
15:00 PM : Review Your Ideas/Solutions with Mentors
16:00 PM : Yoga Session by Dalia Halabi (IHC)
18:00 PM : Dinner
19:00 PM : Final Review for Your Pitch
20:00 PM : Venue Closes

17 March 2021 (Wednesday)

09:00 AM : Venue Opens & Breakfast & Pitching Preparation
09:30 AM : Remarks & Pitching to Jury and Judging Begins (5 min Pitch & 5 min Q&A)
14:30 PM : Awards / Closing Ceremony
16:00 PM : Event Ends