The Global Zoohackathon 2020

Zoohackathon is a global competition that brings together university students, coders, developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts to develop innovative solutions to address on-the-ground wildlife trafficking issues.

Through Zoohackathon, U.S. Embassies work with leading wildlife conservation and technology organizations around the world to organize 48-hour events aimed at developing usable solutions to on-the-ground wildlife trafficking challenges. At the end of the hackathons, teams pitch their ideas to an expert panel of judges. Local winners will receive prizes and winners from regional hackathon are also eligible to compete for the global prize.

Zoohackathon 2020

This year for 2020, the first-ever Virtual Global Zoohackathon (Zoohackathon 2020) will take place! Zoohackathon 2020 will be broken up into five virtual regional events that span regions of the globe.

Over two and a half days, participants competing in the regional Zoohackathons will break up into teams to develop innovative technology solutions to help combat wildlife trafficking.

Each event will emphasize regional wildlife trafficking challenges, including links between wildlife trafficking and zoonotic disease in each region, and will feature locally-focused problem statements, pre-recorded and live video presentations, fun and educational moments, partners and mentors, judges, and prizes.

The Zoohackathon Code

  • LOOP wildlife bought and sold illegally
  • FIND solutions
  • FOR animals
  • FOR all
  • DO WHILE there is still time
  • DO UNTIL demand stops
  • END LOOP: Coding to end wildlife trafficking

How to Register

Interested in registering for a virtual regional event? 

Click here to Apply

Register at one of the below links or email us at zoohackathon@state.go.

Deadline: 5th November 2020


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