Nearly 70 teams of young innovators took part in a virtual hackathon aimed at improving public service delivery in Namibia last month. Nampa reports that a media statement issued by the Namibia University of Science and Technology on Tuesday said the hackathon, a first of its kind locally, was initiated by the United Nations Development Fund, in partnership with NUST, ICTechHub, and Green Enterprise Solutions. The winning teams – Pro Food Challenge App, an e-passport service and traffic tickets system – were all led by female innovators. The Pro Food Challenge App team developed a multi-stakeholder e-commerce platform, while the e-passport system showcased an e-passport service for the Ministry of Home Affairs and the traffic tickets system team created a traffic ticket management system for the Ministry of Safety and Security.
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