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Data Science Nigeria 2021 AI For Energy Hackathon For Young Nigerians

Data Science Nigeria runs regular online competitions on platforms like Kaggle and Zindi as a means to drive capacity building through competitive engagements.

The initiative is an inclusive and Pan-Nigeria learning hackathon and industry seminar focused on solving specific local problems and driving data-driven decision making in the Energy sector with broad-based social and business impact. The event is aimed at building an ecosystem for local talent development and sectoral application in Energy with the broader objective of:

  • Increasing employability of young Nigerians through hands-on exposure to data science in a real-world capacity
  • Building solution-orientation where theories are applied and deployed
  • Enhancing quality of machine learning skill set available in the country, while deepening local content agenda
  • To drive real-world application that solves specific business problems whilst finding an intersection between theory and practice.

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About Data Science Nigeria (DSN)

Train, mentor and inspire 100,000 Nigerian undergraduates and graduates to build new skills in Advanced Analytics/Data Science and create 1 million jobs/opportunities in data science/advanced analytics. Build a local data science/big data/AI ecosystem that will position Nigeria to become the outsourcing hub for international Data Science/Advanced Analytics/Big Data projects with opportunity to access 10% share of the global data science outsourcing projects, worth USD 3.3 billion in revenue by 200. This is a practitioner-led model where experienced and hands-on data scientists in Nig... read more


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DSN AI For Energy Hackathon


Aim and Benefits of DSN AI For Energy Hackathon

  1. 1st prize: N1,500,000
  2. 2nd prize: N1,000,000
  3. 3rd prize: N500,000

Requirements for DSN AI For Energy Hackathon Qualification

To participate, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student of a Nigerian tertiary institution with valid proof. You must also be at least 18 years of age or have written consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Participants selection criteria and general conditions:

  • Verifiable skill and experience in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Data Visualization, Database Management, Front-end development, business development etc. via Kaggle, Zindi, GitHub etc.
  • Willingness to work in a team
  • Demonstrated experience of taking up similar challenges
  • Minimum age of 18. Minors will have to submit legal consent from guardians
  • Team’s familiarity or understanding of the problem space
  • Diversity of the team (members with different skillsets and at least one member with a verifiable understanding of the problem space)

Other key considerations:

  • Inclusive talent selection across all the geopolitical zones in Nigeria
  • Gender inclusion and opportunity for the physically challenged students

Solution submission requirements:

  • A testable prototype with basic UI/UX
  • Proper documentation of the solution
  • A recorded pitch and demo video

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Application Deadline

August 6, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Data Science Nigeria (DSN) on docs.google.com to apply

After the selection of participants, entries for the working prototype/solution opens on the 16th of August, 2021 and closes on the 3rd of September, 2021 by 11:59 pm West Africa Time.

For more details, visit DSN website



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