Re:Coded is organising a Social Innovation Hackathon to be held in Erbil, Iraq on July 21 – 22, supported by the UN’s Migration Agency (IOM).

Over 3 million Iraqis have been internally displaced due to conflict since early 2014. Meanwhile, approximately 250,000 Syrian refugees are currently living in Iraq. The humanitarian crisis has resulted in challenges in the education, livelihoods and health sectors, amongst others.

Believing that many of these issues can be better solved through collaboration and the development of technology-oriented solutions was the impetus for organising the Social Innovation hackathon.

Techfugees Irak Hackathon

The Social Innovation Hackathon is expected to bring together more than 50 developers, designers, social entrepreneurs, humanitarians, and community members to build creative technology solutions that will help improve the lives of refugees and internally IDPs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The goal of the Social Innovation Hackathon is to jump-start a project or help an ongoing project take a giant leap forward. Prizes will include a cash prize 1,000 USD + free access to Erbil Tech Hub co-working space in August, access to Five One Labs Bootcamp, plus many more prizes to support project development.

Prizes will include a cash prize 1,000 USD + free access to Erbil Tech Hub co-working space in August, access to Five One Labs Bootcamp, plus many more prizes to support project development.

The Social Innovation Hackathon is supported by IOM and the U.S. Government. Partners are Zain Iraq and Five One Labs, and media partners are Bite.Tech and Techfugees.

Grab your tickets by July 17th: http://bit.ly/2vbJO2N