Innovation

The winners

The winners of the #SmartDevelopmentHack

The jury has decided. These are the winners of the BMZ-Hackathon:

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CallvsCorona: Real-time crisis information in Madagascar and beyond 
Region: Madagascar

The project establishes a hotline to connect the Madagascan government and its people during the COVID-19 crisis. It entails sensitization messages as well as recommendations on infection prevention, symptoms and action in case someone is infected. It moreover strengthens capacity building for health workers providing remote training through interactive voice response push campaigns.

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Audiopedia 
Region: Global South 

The solution is an open source tool of localized digital audio content and technologies for health education. It provides several innovative solutions to make relevant information accessible to anybody anywhere, for instance using solar powered audio players, mobile web applications and local Wifi hotspots.

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Digital Agriculture Africa 
Region: Kenya, Nigeria 

The solution will provide a “farm to fork solution”, a digital food security and agriculture supply value chain platform. It promotes zero contact to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by using technology to improve access to food and its distribution. The uber-like digital platform allows delivery riders and drivers to receive requests from consumers who have ordered products to deliver their food items to their doorstep.

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Digital Enquirer Kit  
Region: Chile, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Uganda, Colombia, Brazil, Ghana, Laos, Zambia, Mauritania, Philippines, Peru, Turkey 

The Digital Enquirer Kit is a set of mobile online learnings, which provides capacity development for journalists, civil society activists, and human rights defenders to identify and navigate misinformation around COVID-19 and to keep themselves and their essential work safe.

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Drone and Data Aid
Region: Malawi, Rwanda

The drone solution ensures an efficient health supply chain in remote areas and moreover maps pre and post COVID-19 impacts. The project will establish a “multi-purpose” drone network with local graduates to enter professions such as pilots, project managers and safety and maintenance workers. This solution does not happen in isolation but in an innovative ecosystem with the necessary legal and governmental infrastructure to support it.

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Matchmaking Peru 
Region: Peru 

The cloud-based matchmaking platform is accessible on every internet-connected device, improving management processes and optimizing logistics in the health care system. It will help the government secure Peruvian citizens’ right to health care and hence plays a vital role in the country’s COVID-19 taskforce.

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Mbaza AI Chatbot 
Region: Rwanda

The solution provides access to valuable COVID-19 information in plain language on any phone at any time and enables feedback connecting people to the authorities. It allows citizens to raise concerns and to provide governments with information on the local situation.

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Rural Women Entrepreneurs
Region: Bangladesh

The solution will use existing connections with women entrepreneurs to reach and support the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in these areas. It will hence link with existing resources to build female entrepreneurs’ capacity for service delivery (e.g. home-made masks, disinfectants and soaps) and to integrate them into community-based partnership development.

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Yoma – Youth Marketplace
Region: Sub-Sahara

The solution will provide a digital platform for the youth to build their futures by actively engaging in social impact, learning and economic opportunities. The platform creates a marketplace of opportunities for both youth participants who engage in these opportunities as well organisations (social impact, corporate, SMEs, educational institutions, and more).

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