Mar 29, 2023, 5:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Join our follow-up hackathon on FGM to build solutions addressing challenges faced by women affected by the practice. In honor of the International Day for Zero Tolerance on FGM, we aim to make a difference in our community. Our previous hackathon gave us a deeper understanding of how FGM affects women and the challenges they face. Let's build a brighter future for women and girls together!



About this event

As you may know, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) continues to be a major concern in our community and around the world. The International Day for Zero Tolerance on FGM, which was marked on 6th February, is a powerful reminder of the urgency of this issue.

Join us in our follow-up hackathon on FGM. Our previous hackathon was filled with intense discussions about the challenges faced by women and girls affected by FGM. Although we didn't manage to complete our work on that day, we hope to continue our efforts to build solutions that can help address these challenges.

We can't stress enough the importance of our solutions, and the impact it can have on the lives of women and girls around the world. FGM is a deeply harmful practice that violates human rights and has serious physical and psychological consequences. By working together, we can develop solutions that promote education, raise awareness, and provide support to those affected by this practice.

Come ready to hack and collaborate with us in our efforts to tackle the issues faced by our fellow ladies. Together, we can make a difference and help build a brighter future for women and girls around the world.

As the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) continues, communication remains a vital component in the narrative. Fortunately, Africa's Talking APIs offer a promising avenue to innovate and build solutions to tackle the major challenges associated with FGM. These solutions could include spreading awareness about the harmful effects of the practice, providing support for survivors, and facilitating communication between organizations and communities working to end FGM.

By leveraging technology and the power of Africa's Talking APIs, these solutions could reach a much larger audience and help bring about positive change. It is through initiatives like these, that we can work towards a world free from FGM and ensure that women and girls everywhere are safe, healthy, and empowered.

Use Cases:

As many as your creativity would permit.

Winning per Category

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • Winner - $100
  • 1st Runners Up - $50
  • 2nd Runners Up - $25


1. Introductions

2. Overview

  • Use case

3. Ideation

  • Form teams where need be.
  • Feedback

4. Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket

5. 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)

Submit your Idea:

  • Hackathon idea submission form.

Join our community channels:

  • Join Africa's Talking Women In Tech community here

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

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 quickly.

We welcome all of you!


  • Loise Kimwe

    Africa's Talking

    Software Engineer | Global Women In Tech Community Lead

Featured Attendees

  • Mary Kamithi

    Zetech University


  • Gedhia Mamo


    Executive director

  • Quinta Otieno

    Egerton University


  • Akoolo Oliver Were

    Africa's Talking



Overview and Ideation
Solution Review
Hands-On hackathon
Demonstration and Wrap-up


  • Loise Kimwe

    AT WIT Lead

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi


    Developer Relations

  • Dr. Leyla Hussein

    Africa's Talking

    Psychotherapist | Consultant | Activist


  • Cynthia Moraa

    AT WIT Kenya Community Lead

  • Joanita Nakityo

    AT WIT Uganda Community Lead