Hack for Locals 3.0

Hack for Locals 3.0


Hack for Locals is an annual hackathon dedicated to the development of innovative solutions to create safer communities across Ukraine. The direction of the search for solutions is rapidly evolving, and changes from year to year. This year it is dedicated to the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” Global Initiative. According to official statistics, women and girls are affected the most by violence in the world, as well as in Ukraine, for example, about 90% of people who have experienced domestic violence in Ukraine are women.

This year, Hack for Locals 3.0 participants are invited to focus on finding solutions to prevent and combat various forms of violence. 

Anyone can join in the hackathon — developers and designers, marketers and entrepreneurs, students, managers, government officials, and civil society enthusiasts. Both individual participants and teams will be invited to participate. 

Three best projects will receive grant support for the implementation of their ideas up to U.S. $15,000 and will be implemented in partnership with the communities of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts.

How to participate?

  1. Register for the event by following the link: with your team or individually. You can join the hackathon with a fully formed idea and a team of changemakers. Alternatively, you can create, or join an existing team directly at the event.
  2. On the 26th of November 2021, join the online meeting in a convenient spot with a stable internet connection, with both the Slack and Zoom software installed in advance.
  3. Over the following 48 hours, create a project and present it to the jury alone or with your team.

Participation in the event is free of charge. Registration for the hackathon will last until 21 November 2021 inclusively and is mandatory for all participants.

What topics should projects be focused on?

  1. Home safety: Ideas and solutions aimed at preventing and combating domestic violence.
  2. Safety in communities: Innovative solutions that will help make our cities and villages free from violence in places of social activity of citizens.
  3. Safety in society: Proposals for peacekeeping practices and methods of dealing with conflicts in various spheres of life, as well as initiatives that will promote a culture of cohesion and peace in communities

Projects from participants can be either technological (applications, programs, platforms, devices, etc.), and/or educational (media campaigns, photo and video projects, podcasts, creative digital solutions, etc.).

What do the winners get?

  • The three winning projects will receive grant support for the implementation of their ideas from The United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP), grant application support, mentoring from organizers and other valuable prizes from partners.
  • The grant amounts up to $15,000, depending on the idea and geography of the project.

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