Hack the Goals

Hack The Goals is a worldwide movement of hackathons organised by Enabel, the Belgian development agency. The hackathons enable citizens to discuss, reflect on and identify innovative solutions for real life problems that help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the end of each hackathon, the Hack the Goals teams will present their design concept that accelerates the achievement of the SDGs. The solutions presented should build on digital technologies, and commit to leaving no one behind.

In 2018, the first edition of Hack the Goals will be organised in Belgium and five partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation: Morocco, Niger, Palestinian Territory, Senegal and Uganda. In each country a jury of professional experts will select the winning design concept of the national competition.

The winning teams will participate in the international award ceremony that takes place in Brussels during an exceptional closing event in the presence of the Belgian minister of development cooperation and digital agenda, Alexander De Croo. The team with the best design concept in the international competition will be awarded a € 5 000 prize to further develop their design concept into a functioning prototype.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018