Recognition for African developers who are working to deliver apps, websites and services for learning/education and economic empowerment; $US150, 000 awards for winners in two categories.


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Facebook is launching the Innovation Challenge in Africa with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities.

All developers across Africa are invited to enter the challenge.

The Innovation Challenge Award is worthy US $150,000 for the app, website or service judged to be the best in two categories:

  • learning/education (apps, websites or online services that make use of technology to inspire and deliver learning)
  • economic empowerment (apps, websites or online services that help to advance the economic strength and ability of communities)

Each Innovation Challenge Award winner will also receive a package of tools and services worth up to $60,000 from Facebook’s FbStart program. Two apps, websites or services in each category will receive an Impact Award prize in the amount of $50,000.

The awards are open to developers of apps, websites and online services that provide real value to African communities and all entries must be received by 1 May, 2016.

Winners will be announced in August/September 2016.

Who will take on the challenge from Uganda?

Patricia Kahill

Patricia Kahill is a multipotentialite Christian entrepreneur, Content Marketing Coach and founder of the Content Marketing agency, Kahill Insights that helps business owners create engaging and interactive content items for digital platforms with a focus on returning a desired outcome. Patricia was the producer of SlamDunk Basketball Talk a show on House of Talent online TV, a former fellow at Harvest Institute for leadership and now an assessor there, and an alumnus of the YELP class of 2017. A member of the BNI Integrity chapter and African Women Entrepreneur Cooperative. She is driven by passion and curiosity, been taking every opportunity that has been given to her with an ambition of stamping her footprint on the world.

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