LEX CLIMATICA HACKTHON

Embark on a journey of creativity, collaboration, and impact! We are excited to invite you to our International Hackathon Competition —an opportunity for minds across borders to come together and address sustainability challenges through innovative solutions. We encourage diverse teams from across the globe to bring forth transformative ideas that can contribute to a more sustainable and resilient planet.

LEX CLIMATICA HACKATHON IS AN ARE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES

Sustainability is “the ability of an organization to continue its existence in a way that does not create long-term negative impacts for the planet or its inhabitants” defined as a balance between the environment, equity and the economy. encompassing a number of concepts, such as balance of values, proportionality of actions, social responsibility, commonality of interests and resources, as well as sobriety focused on prudent and restrained policy. The UN Secretary-General has rightly noted that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are more important than ever, and that “now is the time to ensure the well-being of people, economies, societies and our planet” It is therefore crucial to develop sustainable solutions that guarantee equality and a better future for all. Global and regional assessments reveal that current efforts to achieve sustainable development are inadequateClimate change is now affecting the entire world population, as well as our ecosystem balances, agriculture, fisheries, forests, soils and biodiversity, and also our financial and insurance systems, potentially disrupting our lifestyles. Scientists agree that, in the future, climate change will only accentuate the economic and social inequalities that have already been observed between states, communities, social categories, men and women, and even within countries.

 

It is our challenge, as a new generation shaping the uncharted economic geography of our continent, to ensure that we seize the opportunity presented by this process, with thought, courage and wisdom, to ensure that new regimes prioritize sustainability objectives. This is the context in which climate justice is unfolding, a hopeful dynamic with a promising future, proposing new ways of reconciling climate action and social justice. In the face of an environmental and climatic emergency of common peril, justice has a decisive role to play in protecting the environment and halting the damage caused to it. The latest The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change( IPCC )reports have been digitized, disseminated, commented on, explained, synthesized and schematized, yet nothing seems to be moving. Start-ups play an essential role in promoting sustainability in Africa by tackling socio-economic and environmental challenges while creating opportunities for growth. Africa faces complex socio-economic and environmental challenges that require innovative and sustainable solutions. In this context, start-ups are emerging as key players capable of catalyzing change by addressing these challenges in innovative ways while creating opportunities for economic growth. Their agility, creativity and commitment to innovative solutions make a significant contribution to achieving sustainability goals, while stimulating economic growth and promoting social inclusion. The establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a transformative step for the continent’s economic integration. In this context, start-ups are emerging as key players capable of supporting sustainability objectives within the AFCFTA.

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OBJECTIVES

  • Problem Solving: Identify and address specific environmental and climate challenges through innovative technological solutions.
  • Collaboration: Foster collaboration among participants with diverse skills and backgrounds, encouraging interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving.

  • Innovation Cultivation: Cultivate a culture of innovation by providing a space for participants to explore creative ideas, experiment with new technologies, and think outside the box.

  • Education and Awareness: Raise awareness about environmental and climate issues, fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges and the potential for technology-driven solutions.

  • Networking: Facilitate networking opportunities between participants, mentors, and experts, creating a supportive ecosystem for ongoing collaboration beyond the hackathon.

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