Abuja - Hack the Crisis Nigeria - DigiEduHack 2020

Abuja - Hack the Crisis Nigeria





Join Hack the Crisis Nigeria to co-create the future of digital education together for Nigerians!

Join 100 Women in Tech Nigeria in November 2020 to connect with other students, educational professionals, innovators, start-ups and entrepreneurs to co-create the future of education. Come turn your vision of how to rethink Science Laboratories and Practicals for Digital Education in NIGERIA into reality and showcase your solutions to European audience and a global scale. Experts and mentors will support your team during the 48 hours in finding the best solutions to the challenges. The best team/solution can win €5000 in a global award contest.

Join us online on 12-13 Nov 2020
And team up to solve our challenge:

#16 / Rethinking Science Labs & Practicals for Digital Education in Nig

Sign up now for Hack the Crisis Nigeria's DigitalEduHack@Abuja2020. Come let's co-create solutions towards addressing issues relating to Rethinking Science Labs & Practicals for Digital Education in NIGERIA.

Who can join?


Teachers or educators



Education professionals


Any questions?

Check the most commonly asked questions in our FAQ. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, you can contact us!


All times indicated are in Africa/Lagos timezone

Check out our schedule for the 48 hours DigiEduHack event. Details will be available shortly. Keep a tap on this page.

30 October 04:00

Pre HACKATHON Activities/Stakeholders Meeting

A Brown Bag Meeting to rub minds with Interested Stakeholders and Participants


The teams with the best solutions will win the following prizes to announced shortly in addition to competing in the final global DigiEduHack award contest:

Visit our various Social Media Platforms and the hashtag #DigiEduHack@Abuja2020 for Mentors & Jury

DigiEduHack@Abuja2020 will be supported by amazing mentors and jury spread out across multidisciplinary, diverse and inclusive backgrounds from Nigeria and elsewhere around the world

Dr. Rose Gidado

Lead Strategic Partnerships

Director National Biotechnology Abuja

Lumi Anton

Community Partners Mentor & Facilitators

Bridge 4 Innovation

Downloads and links


1. Preliminary statement


Welcome to DigiEduHack. This set of rules is a body of principles governing DigiEduHack as a whole.
Each DigiEduHack challenge might have additional and/or specific rules.


DigiEduHack is a hackathon that encourages collaboration, co-creation and real-life change. Even if in the end three teams will be crowned as global winners and will get 5000€ each, any solution uploaded on digieduhack.com can potentially have an impact on digital education. This reflects the spirit of DigiEduHack: you take part in this hackathon because you and your team members want to take action and contribute to solving an actual challenge.


DigiEduHack is free, accessible, inclusive and sustainable. Please keep in mind these values when entering and taking part in a DigiEduHack challenge. Participants are expected to behave according to these values.

Do not shame, mock, attack, despise or hurt other participants.
Do support other teams, respect the differences, encourage, help and include others.

Be positive and remember to have fun: DigiEduHack is fist and foremost a great experience where you are going to meet fantastic people, get new cool skills, grow your network.


Last but not least: in case of doubt, please contact either the owner of the challenge or the DigiEduHack central team contact@digieduhack.com

2. Rules


Prior to joining Digieduhack, you as a participant should pick a challenge. Most of the challenges have an open recruitment; some challenges have a conditional recruitment (be a student part of the challenge owner's institution for example). You can see the status of a challenge by checking its label on the "2020 events" page and on the "2020 challenges" page.


As a participant, you can only join/take part in one DigiEduHack challenge in 2020. You can join alone, or take part as a team. If you tale pat as a team, each team members should sign up for the challenge individually. The size of the teams is decided by each challenge owner. This size may vary from one challenge to another. The composition of a team is decided by the local challenge owners. Please refer to the documentation specific to the challenge you wish to join. In case of doubt, please contact the challenge owner.


As a participant you are expected to take part in all/most of the activities organised by the challenge owner on the 12-13 November 2020. Challenge owners can decide to make some or all activities mandatory, either before, during or after their DigiEduHack event. Please refer to the planning of the challenge you joined for further info.


Your solution should be co-created and finalised during the DigiEduHack event you're taking part in. It's allowed to join with draft ideas, frameworks, ideas and concepts. It's not allowed to join with a ready-made, ready-to-be-rolled-out solution. You can get inspiration from existing solution but plagiarism, copy and/or any other form of treachery or deception are totally forbidden. You can use open source resources if you clearly attribute the sampled part(s) to their original creator(s) and if the sampled part(s) is a minor component of your solution.


DigiEduHack is a multilevel hackathon where each challenge owner chooses one winning solution and might choose one or several runner-ups. Each challenge owner has their own judging grid to assess submitted solutions: please contact your challenge owner for more details. All the winning solutions (NOT the runner-ups) enter the global competition where the DigiEduHack steering group chooses 10 to 12 finalists based on the criteria available here. These 10 to 12 finalist solutions are uploaded on the United Nations' Unite Ideas platform to be submitted to a public vote. The three solutions that gather the most votes are declared global winners and their teams are awarded 5000€ each.


At the end of the event you are taking part in, follow and respect your challenge owner's instructions on when to stop working on your solution and on where, how and when your solution will be assessed: pay especially attention to mandatory pitching/demo sessions and upload requirements. You had no time to finish? No worries: notify it during your pitch/demo/upload in the description of your project.  All the solutions created during DigiEduHack 2020 should be uploaded on digieduhack.com. Solutions uploaded to digieduhack.com are made public under the DigiEduHack intellectual property guidelines.


Only ONE team member should upload the team's solution on digieduhack.com, and only ONE solution per team should be uploaded. A team can only upload a solution for a challenge they are registered for and actually took part in. Before starting the upload process, please check the solution upload guidelines. To upload your solution digieduhack.com: login, go to "upload your solution" and follow the steps.


Participants or teams can be disqualified and excluded from DigiEdUhack for breaking one of the aforementioned rules/preliminary statements. If a single participant in a team breaks a rule, the participant will be excluded from their team and from DigiEduHack. The rest of the team can keep taking part in DigiEduHack. If a team as a whole breaks a rule, they will be excluded from DigiEduHack. Each challenge owner decides in full discretion on exclusions for their own event. The DigiEduHack central team decides in full discretion on exclusions for the global competition. Exclusions are definitive. Solutions that break the rules described in 2.4 will be disqualified. If a winning solution is disqualified, the challenge owner will organise a second deliberation and annouce a new winner. If a finalist solution or a global winning solution is disqualified, the Steering group as a whole or in a smaller quorum will assess a new finalist solution and a new public vote will take place.



Frequently asked questions

DigiEduHack@Abuja2020 is the local Host Community for DigiEduHack in Nigeria. See link below for details https://digieduhack.com/en/faq

You did not find the answer? Please contact one of the organisers


Hack the Crisis Nigeria https://hackthecrisisng.org/ is the signature platform for 100 Women in Tech Nigeria to deploy virtual and in-person styled HACKATHONs for the objective of bringing people and resources together for: digital capacity building; to proffer innovative ideas and solutions designed to solve local Challenges in Nigeria since March 2020. 100 Women in Tech Nigeria is a Digital Visibility and Storytelling Project initiated by Binta Moustapha in September 2019. It aims to celebrate and document Nigerian Women in Tech who deploy technology tools and digital platforms to address local challenges across different fields of human endeavour. It is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomokoyokoi/2020/06/10/beyond-the-covid-19-hackathons-matchathons/

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Our challenge, your solutions
Rethinking Science Labs & Practicals for Digital Education in Nig
Sign up now for Hack the Crisis Nigeria's DigitalEduHack@Abuja2020. Come let's co-create solutions towards addressing issues relating to Rethinking Science Labs & Practicals for Digital Education in NIGERIA.
To upgrade Science labs in schools and students creativity

STEM education in Nigeria is key to her  future. key challenges  in achieving this is the lack of creative, project based and innovative content to encourage the take up of STEM related careers in the future by students in Nigeria. Secondly, the cost of setting up STEM laboratory is quite expensive.

Partners & supporters

DigiEduHack is an EIT initiative under the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan, led by EIT Climate-KIC and coordinated by Aalto University. This year the main stage event is hosted by the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union

EIT Climate-Kic | Partner

Aalto University | Partner

European commission | Partner

Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Partner

Hochschulforum Digitalisierung | Partner

DAAD | Partner

TU Berlin | Partner

EIT | Supporter

EIT Food | Supporter

EIT Digital | Supporter

EIT RawMaterials | Supporter

EIT InnoEnergy | Supporter

EIT Health | Supporter

EIT Urban Mobility | Supporter

EIT Manufacturing | Supporter

Communication Partners

EIT Digital Alumni | Communication partner