Image Credit: Fund Africa Inc. Facebook Page
Image Credit: Fund Africa Inc. Facebook Page

Fund Africa Inc., together with the Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation, with the support of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and its members will be hosting a ‘Local Transport Hackathon’ in Kampala under the theme “Using technology in building innovative public Transport Modes” from 24th to 25th November, 2016 at Makerere Business School ICT Center (MUBs-ICT Center)

The event will bring about different professionals, university students and other participants from civil, public and private sectors, to develop better transport means or modes of transport in order to ease public transport and create sustainable mobility.

Challenge:
The hackathon will be a platform to share information on some of the transport challenges the public transportation system is facing, and an opportunity to create possible solutions for these challenges ranging from the ever growing traffic situation, pollution, pedestrians, cyclists, street cleaning, street parking, garbage collections, infrastructure, road safety and emergency handling.

The different participating teams creative output can be inform of, working prototypes, virtual models (animation or video), graphics (renderings or infographics), simulation models, business and operational models, Mobile Apps, Desktop Apps, Robotics etc.

How to participate:
To participate, one can register as an Individual or as a team of 2 to 4. Registration is free to contestants, all different participants including university students, professionals, civil society, Public and Private sectors especially developers, project developers, entrepreneurs’ and anyone with a creative mind, ideas and concepts are all welcome to contest.

Awards:
The best project will be entitled to an all-paid trip to participate at the ‎Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon ‎Montreal 2017 the first ever global transport hackathon in the framework of the 62th ‎UITP Global‪ Public Transport Summit Montreal 2017 the world’s oldest and leading ‪sustainable mobility event.

How to Apply:
Follow the link to submit your application.