Feb 22, 2023, 5:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Female Genital Mutilation has been a major concern in our community and in honor of the International day for zero tolerance on FGM marked on 6th February. Join us as we build solutions to tackle some of the issues faced by our fellow ladies. Lets join our hands together to help curb FGM!



About this event

Communication is a vital part in the FGM narrative. Thus Africa's Talking APIs  can be used to innovate and build solutions  to tackle the major challenges associated with FGM, such as 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, these solutions can reach a larger audience and help bring positive change.

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
  • Speakers

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 WhatsApp community here
  • 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, and Payments 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.

Would you like to partner with us? Kindly contact the Developer Experience Team.


  • Dr. Leyla Hussein

    Africa's Talking

    Psychotherapist | Consultant | Activist

  • Purity Christine




5:30 AMIntroductions
6:00 AMOverview and Ideation
8:00 AMBreak
9:15 AMSolution Review
10:15 AMLunch
10:45 AMHands-On hackathon
1:30 PMDemonstration and Wrap-up
4:00 PMNetworking


  • Loise Kimwe

    AT WIT Lead

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi


    Developer Relations


  • Loise Kimwe

    AT WIT Lead

  • Tumi Moagi

    Africa's Talking

    South Africa Lead

  • Mariam Koné

    West Africa Lead

  • Lontia Nkhuwa

    Zambia Lead

  • Barke Said

    Kenya Co-Lead

  • Sylvia Kipkemoi

    Kenya Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    Kenya Community Lead