Event /  7 Oct 2022

Online Hackathon: Predators conservation in the Maasai Mara

In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Trust, the Sovereign Nature Initiative is hosting an online Hackathon focusing on lions' identification and predators/farmers conflict mitigation, using emerging technology.

Online Event
7 Oct 2022 - this event is in the past.

About the Hackathon

At Sovereign Nature Initiative, a Dutch not-for-profit working at the intersection of emerging technology, ecology, and regenerative economics, we are hosting an online Hackathon in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Trust. 

The Hackathon will focus on two challenges KWT has identified which surround 

  1. Augmenting the lions' identification process and 
  2. On predators and farmers/herders conflict mitigation. 

Applicants can choose to focus on one of the challenges or both.

Important dates:
  • Deadline to apply: 

    September 12

  • Hackathon dates: 

    October 7 - November 6

  • Feedback date: 

    We will let applicants know if they are selected by September 16.



How to Apply

To apply for the Hackathon, you can do so directly on this webpage by clicking: 'APPLY NOW'

During the hackathon period, participants will work on their ideas independently while periodically meeting with relevant stakeholders, including representatives from KWT, the Mara Predator Conservation Programme, and our technology partners, who will help participants empathize with the challenges and connect with relevant data. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend virtual office hours and facilitated conversations to validate their ideas with other team members and explore synergies with other teams.

The last 48 hours of the hackathon will be the swarming sprint, where all participants, advisors, and judges will interact and collaborate to finalize the technology developed throughout October.


To directly contact me, you can email me at: [email protected] or send me a DM  here on the WILDLABS platform. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions regarding the Hackathon program. 

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