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BuildforSDG Challenge 2020:- Facebook and Andela have partnered to up-skill developers across Sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and South-Africa) through a six-week immersive program where selected developers will work in agile remote teams to innovate on projects relating to the SDGs.

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and South-Africa.

About the BuildforSDG Challenge 2020 Award:

The #BuildForSDG program is committed to helping empower you to build real-world, locally and relevant solutions focused on the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) while gaining skills you need to advance your career.

With a goal to engage 7.5k developers, #BuildforSDG challenge will give developers real-world experience working on high-value, high-impact projects to help improve their market-readiness.

Type: Contest

Eligibility: You must be 18 and above by January 2020 to be eligible for participation

Number of Awards: 7500.

You may also apply for the

Bank of America Africa Summer Analyst Program 2020 – Lagos, Nigeria.

Value of Award: 

Grow your demand by advancing your developer skills while working on projects that matter.

Why Apply for the BuildforSDG Challenge 2020?

  • Get to work on projects that matter; add high value and high impact project to your portfolio
  • Opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds on the planet
  • Access to employment opportunities through the Andela Market place.
  • Oh, and a chance to help change the world!

Program Timelines:

The BuildforSDG program is a 6-week immersive program where selected developers will work in agile remote teams to innovate on projects relating to the SDGs. This program will run in three(3) Cohorts.

Kindly note that dates for Cohort 2 and 3 are tentative.

  • Cohort 1: March – May 2020 (Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, South-Africa, Kenya)
  • Cohort 2: June – August 2020 (Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, South-Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania)
  • Cohort 3: September – November 2020 (Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, South-Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania)

These dates are subject to change by the program partners.

How to Apply: 

Apply Here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Application Deadline: 30th March 2020

Official Website:

For More Information Visit the Official Award Webpage Here.

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