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    EDU-HACK: Quality Education Hackathon Kicks off

    22 May 2021

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) is taking part in the organization of EDU-HACK: Quality Education Hackathon, in cooperation with the Youth for Sustainable Development Association. The major event is part of the global efforts to achieve sustainable development goals and promote Agenda 2030 through the implementation of innovative projects and initiatives in 2021.

    The Hackathon will kick off in partnership with Hamad Bin Khalifa University, the International University of Rabat (UIR), Maker Majlis, World Merit, NoboxLab, Riyada Innovation, Mind Set News, Global Opportunities, School 1337, and Isachamp Initiative. Through the Hackathon Program, partners will work towards providing an international platform for young people to be agents of change.

    The global event aims to guide young influencers in the field of education towards thinking about ways to harness technology in the service of education and make curricula more compelling and easy to understand. The Hackathon Program is an international virtual contest open to young people across the globe. Participating teams will be overseen by a group of young people trained in the fields of teamwork and innovation tools.

    The Hackathon will be the first event of this kind to be organized in the region and will be held on 21-23 May 2021. Winners will be selected on innovation and merit basis from among 200 participants representing 60 countries. Participating teams are expected to face several challenges relevant to the field of education such as literacy, inclusion, quality, gender equality, effective learning and education for citizenship.

    Organizers will provide human resources and international capacities and expertise in the field of education for team orientation to present their ideas before the jury to select the winning team, which will get the opportunity to present their innovative projects and ideas to prominent sponsors, donors and investors in the fields of quality and innovation.

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