27-29 Sep 2022
Starting 09:00 am
31B Spur road

About the Hackathon

The IFC (International Finance Corporation, member of the World Bank Group) in partnership with the BHP Foundation, DSTI (Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Innovation and Technology), NMA (Sierra Leone’s National Minerals Agency), Sensi Tech Innovation hub, and other organizations are hosting an innovation exercise and developer competition, called a hackathon, the Mining Community Innovation Challenge”. “Hackathon” is a combination of the words “hack”, to find a positive solution to a real-world challenge by programming in a skilful way, and “marathon”, an endurance contest covering a long distance in a short period of time. A hackathon is an event in which a group of people from various fields and professional backgrounds including computer programmers, students or technologically savvy youth, work together with industry experts to find novel solutions to societal problems surrounding a specific theme. This event will bring bright minds, like you, from across the country, especially in mining communities.


Do you want to participate?

Be part of a space where Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship meet for three days developing solutions to solve challenges within the mining community in Sierra Leone

Our speakers & Mentor

Meet our vibrant speaker and mentors


Do you have a question in mind see our answer

16th to 18th August 2022

To register please visit LINK and fill in the registration form.

9 am to 6 pm 16th to 18th August 2022.

To register please visit LINK and fill in the registration form.

Everyone in Freetown and the provinces are welcome to register/apply but we are specifically looking for techies, entrepreneurs, innovators, creative students and professionals from various fields and sectors. We’re also looking for public transport users, service providers, policymakers and authorities.

To register please visit LINK and fill in the registration form.

3 days and all selected participants are required to attend all three days.

No, to ensure we have a mixed group and encourage innovation and creative from different experience and perspectives.

Program schedule

The three days program agenda

Sensi Team
Sensi Team

Tuesday, September 27 2022

  9 Hour
  8AM - 9PM
08:00 to 09:00: Breakfast and registration 09:00 to 11:00 (with coffee breaks): Keynote speakers and Q&A – hackathon sponsors, organizers and facilitators 11:15 to 12:30: Brainstorming and concept formation 12:30 to 13:00: Lunch 13:00 to 14:00: Team formation and solution design 14:00 to 16:00: Registration of teams and projects 16:00 to 16:15: Tea/coffee break 16:00 […]
Sensi Tech Innovation Hub
Sensi Tech Innovation Hub

Wednesday, September 28 2022

  9 Hour
  8AM - 5PM
08:00 to 09:00: Breakfast and registration 09:00 to 13:00 (with coffee breaks): Development continues with support from visiting mentors who will be available to teams and individuals for input, question-and-answer and topic-focused informal breakout sessions that will be announced to teams 13:00 to 13:30: Lunch 13:30 to 16:00: Development continues with support from visiting mentors […]

Thursday September 29 2022

  9 Hour
  8AM - 5PM
08:00 – 09:00: Breakfast 09:00 – 11:00: Development continues 11:00 – 11:15: Tea/coffee break 11:15 – 13:00: Presentations of solutions by teams to presentation coaches. Final preparations for presentations. 13:00 – 13:35: Lunch 13:35 – 16:00: Presentations of solutions by teams to judges and other participants 16:00 – 17:00: Tea/coffee break for participants. Participants complete […]

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What Theme Say

Read what the previous attendees had to say !

TOOLS & RESOURCES / Visit the page for hackathon tools and data resources

Contact us

Feel free to reach us with your questions

21 Spur road, Freetown Sierra Leone
-- +232 78 700900 --

    • DATE

      August 29-31,2022

      31B Spur road, Freetown

      100 Paticipants

      10 Speckers & Mentors