Tech for Good 3.0 Group Photograph
In the heart of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, the Techrity Innovation Foundation hosted its third annual Tech for Good Conference (T4G 3.0), a gathering of minds dedicated to harnessing the power of technology for positive change in Africa. The conference, held on October 21, 2023, at The Autograph Event Center, showcased the transformative potential of technology to address pressing social and environmental challenges, inspiring attendees with tales of innovation and impact.
This year's T4G marked a significant milestone with the introduction of paid ticketing, powered by the cutting-edge NFTikets platform. This innovative step reflects Techrity's commitment to sustainability and its ability to embrace emerging technologies to enhance the conference experience.
A testament to the conference's growing reach and impact, the Hack for Good virtual hackathon attracted 21 submissions from Nigeria, India, and beyond. The three winning teams, each with unique and impactful solutions, were awarded prizes for their ingenuity and dedication to using technology for social good. See project submissions on DoraHacks and GitHub.
The winning teams were rewarded with a total of $650 in cash and $700 in XuperAuth credits, these teams include:
- 1st Place - ReforestAI: Battling Climate Change with Smart Forest Solutions. Read more in ReforestAI: Another Hackathon Challenge Accepted on the Techrity Blog.
- 2nd Place - RealEstateX - Revolutionizing Real Estate with NFT-Based Fractionalization. Our Hack for Good Story by Real Estate X
- 3rd Place - Crypto Mayhem: This game enlightens the player on the importance of water pollution. See the Project Demo on YouTube.
Dantown, is a leading technology company in the Niger Delta, and a crypto exchange that offers buy and sell services for crypto, fast payments, and 24/7 customer service. served as the headline sponsor for T4G 3.0, demonstrating its commitment to fostering innovation and empowering communities through technology. Their support played a pivotal role in advancing Techrity's mission to help new talents into tech and build solutions for social good in Africa.
Tech for Good Social Impact Awards
At the heart of Techrity's mission lies its annual mentorship program, which nurtures and guides aspiring tech talents, empowering them to become agents of change in their communities. This program provides mentorship, workshops, and networking opportunities, fostering a supportive environment where young innovators can thrive.
Through its mentorship program, Techrity has played a crucial role in shaping the tech landscape of the Niger Delta. Mentors, drawn from a pool of experienced professionals and industry experts, provide invaluable guidance and support to mentees, helping them develop their technical skills, entrepreneurial mindset, and problem-solving abilities. This nurturing environment has nurtured a new generation of tech leaders equipped with the skills and knowledge to tackle their communities' challenges.
Read more about the impact of Techrity's mentorship program over the years.In recognition of the invaluable contributions of mentors, the conference awarded Mentorship Awards to 10 individuals in the Category: Social Impact Icon (Mentor) who have dedicated their time and expertise to guiding and supporting young innovators. These mentors embody the spirit of Techrity, demonstrating the power of collaboration and knowledge sharing in fostering a thriving tech ecosystem. See Awardees on the Tech for Good 2023 Roundup on Techrity Blog.
A look at our speakers
The conference featured inspiring lightning talks by industry experts, entrepreneurs, and changemakers, who shared their insights and experiences on the intersection of technology and social impact. These talks provided valuable perspectives and fueled discussions on how technology can be leveraged to address real-world challenges and create a more equitable and sustainable future. See list of Speakers.
Social Impact OrganizationsA look at social impact organizations: Present at the conference were CodeAmbassadors whose students presented two awesome projects called; (a) GBS Alert - you can watch the demo video and the pitch video (b) Hazel App - you can watch the demo video and pitch video.
Technoville Innovation Nigeria, Spital Labs, Mently and XuperAuth showcased their innovative solutions and initiatives, highlighting the diverse applications of technology in addressing critical issues such as education, technology, and community. Their presence underscored the conference's commitment to promoting and supporting organizations that are harnessing technology for positive social transformation.
As the convener of the Tech for Good Annual Conference, Techrity Innovation Foundation has established itself as a driving force behind the region's tech ecosystem. The foundation's unwavering commitment to empowering young innovators, fostering collaboration, and promoting the responsible use of technology for social good is making a tangible impact on the lives of communities across the Niger Delta and Nigeria at large.
The success of T4G 3.0 is a testament to the transformative power of technology and the unwavering dedication of individuals and organizations working to harness its potential for positive change. The conference has set a new standard for innovation and social impact in Africa, inspiring a new generation of tech leaders to embrace technology as a tool for creating a brighter future for Africa.
- Catch up on the inaugural edition of Tech for Good
- Read the Tech for Good 2023 Roundup on the Techrity Blog
- Help a new talent into tech by purchasing something from the Merch by Techrity store.