Sanitation App Cha...

Sanitation App Challenge

"We're just getting started" is the motto of the Sanitation App Challenge run by the World Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Random Hacks of Kindness and others. The Challenge was launched as the next phase for the global Sanitation Hackathon on December 1-2, 2012. The competition asks programmers and app makers to use problem statements and app prototypes generated at the hackathon and turn those into viable solutions.

For more information on the challenge, visit the official website here.

The primary objective of the Sanitation App Challenge is to address major and globally-applicable sanitation problems by supporting the development of technology applications for deployment at scale and impact. An important secondary objective is to foster a global community of volunteer civic technologists, business and technology development experts, and sanitation specialists engaging in a constructive dialogue to develop solutions to sanitation challenges.

The Sanitation App Challenge links developers with sector specialists and technology mentors to help guide them in an online months-long "Hack-At-Home" process to refine their ideas into applications that can be implemented in projects. These finalized apps will compete in an App Challenge, with winning teams getting incubation opportunities, an awards ceremony at World Bank headquarters in March, and more.

Hackers should submit early to increase their chance to get valuable feedback from mentors. The full time line is available at

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