Baku, 10 June 2020: The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with ‘Hackathon Azerbaijan’ launched Azerbaijan’s first-ever virtual water-themed hackathon –to crowdsource tech solutions to water challenges and help raise public awareness of the vital importance of water.

Aquahack is inviting innovators, developers, companies and civil society organisations, as well as any active members of their community over the age of 13, to come up with tech ideas and solutions for preserving water quantity and quality and alleviating stresses on water supplies.

Registration for Aquahack will be held in the period of 10–25 June and participation is free of charge.

Applications can be submitted individually or as a team. Once the application process has been completed, a series of webinars will be organized to familiarize all participants more closely with the specific challenges and topics. All ideas and proposed solutions will be evaluated by an expert jury.

A total of three prizes will be awarded: 5,000 AZN for first place, 3,000 AZN for second place, and 2,000 AZN for third place.

Deadline for applications: 25 June 2020

 

 

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For media inquiries, please contact Dilara Umudova, Communications Officer for UNDP in Azerbaijan at dilara.umudova@undp.org.

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