Coding4Integrity: Tech Solutions to Tackle Corruption
The hackathon will be the third edition of the series and it will empower students to apply their anti-corruption and technological knowledge to develop tech solutions.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is looking for the most talented young coders and innovation enthusiasts and inspired students from Mexico to develop technology-based solutions to tackle corruption and advance peace, justice, and strong institutions.
UNODC’s Global Integrity Education Project and UNODC’s Global Resource for Anti-Corruption Education and Youth Empowerment (GRACE) are joining forces to organize a new edition of the Coding4Integrity youth anti-corruption hackathon series in Mexico City, Mexico.
The hackathon will be the third edition of the series and it will empower students to apply their anti-corruption and technological knowledge to develop tech solutions that promote transparency, ethics and integrity among the different stages and actors of the health system in Mexico.
The hackathon is a hybrid event consisting of a five-day online Bootcamp, held from 6 to 10 March 2023, where participants will receive training on relevant topics. It also includes a two-day in-person coding challenge that will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 25 and 26 March 2023. The venue of the in-person competition will be communicated to participants in advance.
A Bootcamp is an immersion training, with the purpose of improving skills essential to the participation in the Hackathon. Such activity can include short training modules related to, for example: programming, marketing and communication, theories of corruption and integrity, among others.
The winning team will have the opportunity to further develop the proposed technology solution with the support of the partners of the hackathon seeking to increase the use of ICT solutions as part of their anti-corruption efforts.