ICT4D Data Jam

Hyderabad - May 2017

Updated on April 18, 2017


About this Event

The annual ICT4D Conference brings together public, private, and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community to share how they’ve used technology to increase the impact of their work. The 2017 conference in Hyderabad will focus on harnessing the power of data to accelerate progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Yet persistent challenges remain in connecting disparate existing datasets and overcoming the tendency of development organizations to work on isolated projects and initiatives.

In the ICT4D Data Jam, conference participants, as well as interested technologists from the Hyderabad area, will put data to work, brainstorm ways that technology can serve civil society and development, and present their work before a panel of judges.

The ICT4D Data Jam focuses primarily on agriculture and the environment, and datasets and APIs provided at the event will be agriculture and environment related. However, the event will welcome ideas that touch on any of the ICT4D Conference Tracks, as most are deeply intertwined with farmer welfare and environmental conservation.

This hackathon is being hosted by the ICT4D Conference, aWhere, Inc., the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) - India, Global Development Analytics, and A-M-Z Group.


Challenge will be announced soon.


This event is scheduled to take place from Friday, May 12, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017. It will be an all-day event on each day. More details to follow and schedule is subject to change.


This hackathon will be held at the iHub, on ICRISAT's campus in Hyderabad, India. For exact location, please see the Google map below.

Prizes & Incentives

Hackathons provide a great environment to connect and create. As a result, teams often emerge with new contacts, new skills and/or ideas they’d like to develop further.

The team with the best idea leveraging ICT for development (as determined by a panel of impartial judges) will receive a cash prize of $1,000, the second place team will receive a cash prize of $500, and the third place team a cash prize of $250. Winning teams will also be offered up to $15,000 in donated business and consulting services, as well as an opportunity for a membership to sit and work from ICRISAT’s newly opened iHub.

How to Participate

ICT4D conference participants, Hyderabad-based entrepreneurs, researchers, data analysts, technologists, and interested stakeholders in the agricultural value chain are all encouraged to register today! Please note that space is limited, and you must receive confirmation of your registration from the organizers in order to attend.

We aim to have a diverse mix of perspectives and skills on each team, so even if you’re not an agriculture, environment, or technology expert, feel free to contact us if you want to know if your skills will be a good fit for a team.

If you'd like to participate, please sign-up using the following form and we'll reach out to you!

Resources Kit

The Resources Kit for participants is available here.

Social Media


• Follow and tweet the hashtag #hack4farming on Twitter

• Follow @ICRISAT and @aWhere


• Follow and like posts about the hackathon at the ICRISAT page


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