UN invites to Hack for Locals 3.0:

UN invites to Hack for Locals 3.0: "Together against violence"

The UN Program for the Restoration and Building of Peace invites all concerned citizens of Ukraine to take part in the online hackathon Hack for Locals 3.0: "Together against violence", which will take place on November 26-28, 2021.

Hack for Locals is an annual hackathon for the development of safe communities in Ukraine. The direction of the search for solutions is changing from year to year, and this year it is timed to the Global Initiative "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence". According to official statistics, women and girls in the world and in Ukraine suffer the most from violence, for example, about 90% of people who have experienced domestic violence in Ukraine are women.

This year, participants in Hack for Locals 3.0 are invited to focus on finding solutions to prevent and combat various forms of violence.

Anyone can join the hackathon - developers and designers, marketers and entrepreneurs, students and managers, government officials and civil society enthusiasts. Both individual participants and teams will be invited to participate.

The three best projects will receive grant support for the implementation of ideas in the amount of up to 15,000 US dollars and will be implemented in partnership with the communities of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions.

How to participate?

Register for the event by following the link: in groups or individually. In the first case, you can go on a hackathon with an already formed idea and a team of change agents. In the second - to form a team directly at the event or to join an existing one.

On November 26, 2021, join the online meeting in any convenient place with a stable Internet connection and installed Slack and Zoom programs. Over the next 48 hours, create a project and present it to the jury. You can work alone or with like-minded people.

Participation in the event is free. Registration for participation in the hackathon will last until November 21, 2021 inclusive and is mandatory for all participants.

What topics should projects be devoted to?

  1. Home security: ideas and solutions aimed at preventing and combating domestic violence.

  2. Community safety: innovative solutions that will help make our cities and villages free from violence in places of social activity.

  3. Security in society: proposals for peacekeeping practices and methods of dealing with conflicts in various spheres of life, as well as initiatives that will promote a culture of cohesion and peace in communities.

Participants' projects can be both technological (applications, programs, platforms, devices, etc.) and educational (media campaigns, photo and video projects, podcasts, creative digital solutions, etc.).

What do the winners get?

The three winning projects will receive grant support for the implementation of their ideas from the UN Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Program, support in drawing up a grant application, mentoring from the organizers and other valuable prizes from partners.

The grant amount will be up to $ 15,000 depending on the idea and geography of the project.

Learn more about the online hackathon Hack for Locals 3.0 and register at: https://hackforlocals.org/