Ministry of Education partners with MEA for UNESCO-India-Africa Hackathon 2022

The Indian Ministry of Education is collaborating with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the UNESCO-India-Africa Hackathon 2022, in which 23 countries will participate.

“The @EduMinOfIndia in association with @MEAIndia and UNESCO is organizing the UNESCO-India-Africa Hackathon from 22nd to 25th November 2022. A total of 23 nations will participate in this unique event,” reads the tweet from the Ministry of Education.

The 36-hour event, which takes place every year, aims to bring together educators, students, teachers, researchers, and more. of India and its African partners to resolve the difficulties concerning the two regions, while also serving as a cultural exchange, according to the statement released by the MOE.

The UNESCO India-Africa Hackathon provides a suitable platform for young innovators to come together and find solutions to social, environmental and technical issues faced by collaborating nations, according to the MOE. The event also aims to serve as a foundation for the creation of potential start-ups with the potential to transform the world, while allowing participating students to unleash their creativity and explore new technologies to solve real-world problems under expert leadership – thus spearheading business innovation in the modern world.

The hackathon will start at 8:00 a.m. on November 23 and end on November 24 at 8:00 p.m. The awards ceremony followed by a cultural and closing event will take place on November 25, 2022.

412 students, 46 mentors, 39 Nodal Agencies will participate in the event around 5 themes.

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