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Somalis in Tech announces Virtual Hackathon: Climate Change


Somalis in Tech announces the launch of its second annual virtual Hackathon on Climate

Somalis in Tech says, “The regularity of climate-related shocks in Somali territories is incredibly
concerning. In a region where large amounts of the population depend upon pastoralism and
agriculture for income and sustenance – this can have a disastrous impact on the livelihoods and
security of rural communities.”

Somalis in Tech says, “Climate Change and environmental security is the greatest issue faced by the
world today. But research has shown that its most devastating impacts are felt by the communities
closest to us.”

This year’s climate change theme is in line with the organisation’s focus on tackling relevant and
current issues. 2020 saw the world face an unprecedented global pandemic, where around the world
communities of colour were disproportionately impacted. In October 2020, the organisation hosted
its very first hackathon which saw participants develop tech-based solutions to support the fight
against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Somalis in Tech says “ This event is open to everyone from all skill sets and backgrounds. The aim of
the weekend is to create something that will benefit the community. It is also about developing
participants tech skills and helping them along on their career journey.”

The event takes place between the 29-31st of October. Participants will be placed in teams and work
together throughout the weekend to develop tech-based solutions to climate change issues.

Somalis in Tech says, “This event is open to everyone from all skill sets and backgrounds. It will be
an opportunity for participants to think in new and innovative ways about technology. How can we
bridge tech with the wider world and use digital solutions to have a sustainable impact?”

For sign-ups and further information, please visit:

About Somalis in Tech

Founded in 2020, Somalis in Tech is a registered social enterprise that seeks to increase the visibility
and representation of Somali talent in the tech industry. It aims to support the upskilling of the
community into tech roles, and provide them with space and resources to connect and collaborate. It
is a global community with over 1,100 members around the world

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