The 2nd National Sixty-Day App Development Challenge is open to young people in Nigeria and is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in collaboration with the Bank of Industry. The goal of the 60-Day App Challenge is to include young Nigerians in the creation of a mobile application that would enhance a number of procedures and raise the level of accessibility to the services offered to the populace.
According to the National Youth Policy, the initiative is open to applicants between the ages of 18 and 35 and aims to increase innovation and creativity among Nigerian youth by encouraging them to create their own app ideas and make them a reality by using them to solve problems within one of the sectors that have been shortlisted.
Agriculture-related technology including irrigation systems, crop monitoring, and precision farming are included in the ag-tech sector. An app that assists farmers in increasing agricultural yields, spotting pests and diseases early, or streamlining irrigation systems would be a good app concept for this industry.
The Edu-tech industry includes educational technologies like online learning tools, virtual classrooms, and instructional games. An app that gamifies the learning process, improves student learning, gives impoverished populations access to top-notch education, or helps students study more effectively could be a solution to a problem in this industry.
The fintech industry includes financial innovations including mobile banking, internet payment methods, and applications for managing personal finances. An idea for an app that addresses a need in this industry could be one that makes it simpler for people to manage their accounts, opens up financial services to underserved communities, or simplifies the payment process for businesses.
The Health sector includes technologies for managing diseases, tracking one’s physical fitness, and telemedicine. An idea for an app that addresses an issue in this industry may be one that improves health management, expands healthcare access for underserved communities, or monitors and encourages healthy behavior.
The Sports sector includes sports-related technologies including fitness monitoring, performance evaluation, and sports media. It might be possible to create an app that helps players improve their performance, gives underserved areas access to sports content, or simplifies the process of administering a sports club.
Technologies including mobile networks, internet service providers, and communication tools are included in the telecommunications sector. An idea for an app that addresses a challenge in this industry could be one that makes it simpler for people to stay connected, gives underserved communities access to communication tools, or simplifies the process of managing a telecom network.
- Young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35.
Benefits of FMYSD/BOI Sixty-Day App Development Challenge
- 10 Grand Prizes N1 million each
- Business Development Training
- 50 FMYSD Participation Certificates
- The Challenge commenced on Monday the 9th of January 2023. Entry Submissions close on the 10th of March 2023.