InsureTech Hackathon: Building Insurance products using Africa's Talking APIS - Kampala Uganda

Mar 23, 5:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join our hackathon "Build Insurance Solutions using Africa's Talking"! Innovate in insurance with APIs for Communication, Marketing, OTP, Transaction and SIM Swap. Create meaningful solutions, collaborate with other devs, win prizes, and transform the industry. Developers, designers, and innovators, this is your hackathon. Get your ticket and create insurance solutions!


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About this event

Build for insure-tech innovation at our upcoming hackathon, "Build Insurance Solutions using Africa's Talking". This event is a unique opportunity for software developers, UI/UX designers, and entrepreneurs to leverage the powerful APIs provided by Africa's Talking to address some of the most pressing challenges in the insurance sector. Whether it's creating accessible micro-insurance products, streamlining claims processing, or integrating seamless payment solutions, your ideas have the potential to revolutionize how insurance services are delivered across Africa.

We're inviting developers and innovators to explore the possibilities of combining technology with insurance, aiming to enhance accessibility, efficiency, and reliability for consumers. Participants will have access to a range of resources, including Africa's Talking APIs, mentorship from industry experts, and the chance to collaborate with like-minded innovators.

Prizes will be awarded to the most innovative, impactful, and technically proficient projects. Beyond the competition, this hackathon is a chance to connect with the Africa's Talking Developer community, gain valuable experience, and potentially kickstart your project with support from Africa's Talking and our partners.

Don't miss this chance to make a difference in the insurance industry, learn new skills, and network with professionals and peers. Register now to be part of this transformative experience and help shape the future of insurance in Africa.


  • Micro-Insurance Access: Develop a solution that uses SMS and USSD to provide micro-insurance products to the unbanked population while utilizing 2G technology.
  • Health Insurance Enrollment: Create a system that allows users to enroll in health insurance plans using their mobile phones.
  • Automated Claims Processing: Use AI and Africa's Talking voice services to automate the insurance claims process.
  • Payment Integration: Implement a seamless payment system for premiums and claims using Africa's Talking payment APIs.

Target Attendees:

  • Data engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Insurance innovators
  • Actuaries

What should you expect as an Attendee:

  • Access to Cutting-Edge Tools: Leverage Africa's Talking powerful APIs and SDKs, designed to make implementation seamless and hassle-free.
  • Apprenticeship & Support: Work closely with seasoned experts from Africa's Talking who will guide and support you throughout the hackathon as we build with you.
  • Networking Opportunities: Join as a member and connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry professionals.
  • Cash Prizes, Recognition and Qualify to Join our Marketplace Program: Stand a chance to win exciting prizes, gain recognition for your innovative solutions and
  • Impact Africa: Contribute to the economic growth and development of Africa by providing solutions that simplify and enhance payment processes

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  1. Winner - $100 (Join Marketplace Program)
  2. 1st Runners Up - $50
  3. 2nd Runners Up - $25

Africa's Talking powers communications solutions across Africa with simplified access to telco infrastructure, developers use our powerful SMS, USSD, Voice, Chat, Airtime and Mobile Data, to bring their ideas to life, as they build and sustain scalable businesses.


1. Warm-Up

  • Introductions
  • Form teams where need be.
  • Feedback
  • Feature requests

2. Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo

Note: This section needs additional setup.

Upon commit, the repository is built and deployed to an accessible web server or an S3 bucket.

3. Demonstration and Wrap-up

  • Teams or individuals will demo what they have hacked for feedback or adoption.

Note: Carry a laptop


  • Network
  • Innovate
  • Access to our Talent bench (You can get a job or a gig on the spot)

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Africa's Talking community allows developers to learn skills for the modern-day African Developer. We are language and framework agnostic. All developers are welcome. This is where Africa's Talking developers community meets to build, learn and exchange knowledge.

We are helping software developers and businesses to bring their ideas to life through easy-to-use APIs easily.

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  • Mark Ssembajjwe

    Africa's Talking

    Technical support


  • David Okwii


    Software Developer/ Product Manager, A.T Uganda Community Lead

  • Natwijuka Isophel

  • Roland Ganafa

  • Mark Ssembajjwe

    Africa's Talking

    Technical support

Featured Attendees




  • Stephen Kakaire

    Interswitch E.A (U) LTD

    Technical Support Specialist

  • okinei mark

    GA insurance

    Medical accountant



Saturday, March 23, 2024
5:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
Demonstration and Wrap-up


  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar Es Salaam

    Tanzania, Community Lead,

  • Veronica Michael

    Community Lead, Tanzania

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Kenya Community Lead

  • Sheriffo Jarju

    Community Lead Gambia

  • Isophel Natwijuka

    Community Lead, Uganda

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community

  • David Okwii


    Africa's Talking Community UG Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    WIT Kenya Co-Lead

  • Alexander Ikeh

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Aaron Ujah

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Roland Ganafa

    Africa'sTalking Uganda

    Co-Lead Uganda Community

  • Stanislaus Sakwiya

    MlimiPay Limited

    Community Lead, Malawi