Applications are now open for the Gamify it Hackathon workshop scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa from May 17-20. Applications are open to designers, problem solvers and subject matter experts, according to a statement from event host, GIZ.

The objective of the workshop is to produce gamified web-portals, apps and computer programs.

“Gamification means the use of game elements in non-game contexts in order to engage users in solving problems and learning. As such, it covers areas like cognition, psychology, art, technology-enhanced education, management, multimedia and information technology”, reads an excerpt from the event website.

According to the organizers, the competition is open to citizens of African countries and selection’s based on qualifications, experience, skills and ideas of the applicant. The goal is to create comprehensive and proactive capacities of individuals to drive change and achieve results for a sustainable development.

Selected candidates will be invited to Addis Ababa and can also attend the e-learning Africa conference free of charge. GIZ will cover all travel expenses, accommodation, meals and the conference fees.

Application ends by April 19, 2015; register here.

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