Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Illicit Financial Flows (IFFS) Hackathon by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) through its subsidiary, the Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI), in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The Ford Foundation West Africa office is a supporter of the IFF Project.
- The Illicit Financial Flows (IFFS) Hackathon aims to provide homegrown solutions to stop IFFS in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), stop unauthorized money transfers and border crossings within Nigeria, and ensure efficient procurement process oversight.
- Through the use of cutting-edge technologies, this hackathon will also provide young Nigerians the chance to contribute their creativity and entrepreneurial abilities to the fight against corruption and other unethical behaviors that have a negative influence on the socioeconomic progress of the country.
- Therefore, these gifted Nigerians would be given the duty of developing well-defined concepts and working prototypes of solutions to neutralize IFFS, with a focus on utilizing cutting-edge technology like Artificial Intelligence (Al). The Internet of Things (IoT), the cloud, big data, blockchain, quantum computing, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR), among many more.
The National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR), Abuja will host a Bootcamp to kick off the two-day event, which is slated for September 1 and 2, 2022. On the second and final day, a Demo Day will be held in the ICPC Auditorium, Abuja.
How to Apply
ONDI is seeking qualified and interested parties with creative concepts and working prototypes that would make use of cutting-edge technology to counter the threat of IFFS in the nation’s developing digital economy. Visit apply, go to this website at bit.ly/iffhackathon.
In order to assure the development, expansion, and protection of the Nigerian digital innovation ecosystem for the expansion of Nigeria’s digital economy, NITDA established ONDI as a subsidiary. The Office is tasked with making it easier for Nigeria’s digital economy to expand through the establishment of businesses that are driven by innovation, which would encourage the creation of jobs and the spread of market-creating inventions.
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