Facebook/Andela #BuildforSDG Challenge 2020 for African Developers

#BuildforSDG Challenge 2020

#BuildforSDG Challenge 2020, solving real life problems, Facebook, Andela

Application Deadline: 30th March 2020


About the challenge:

Facebook and Andela have partnered to up-skill developers across Sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and South-Africa) through a six-week immersive program where selected developers will work in agile remote teams to innovate on projects relating to the SDGs.

The #BuildForSDG program is committed to helping empower you to build real-world, locally and relevant solutions focused on the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) while gaining skills you need to advance your career.

With a goal to engage 7.5k developers, #BuildforSDG challenge will give developers real-world experience working on high-value, high-impact projects to help improve their market-readiness.

Why Apply?

  • Get to work on projects that matter; add high value and high impact project to your portfolio
  • Opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds on the planet
  • Access to employment opportunities through the Andela Market place



  1. Must be up to 18 years by January 2020


Program Stages

      1. APPLICATION PHASE- March 16th – 30th

Complete Application Form and Level Up with Andela Curated Learning Content.

     2. PRE-SELECTION PHASE- March 30th – April 4th

You will receive an email notification from Andela that you have advanced to the assessment phase.

     3. ASSESSMENT PHASE- April 5th – April 14th

Take your skill assessment test– This would be sent to you once you have met the pre-selection criteria.

     4. INNOVATION PHASE- April 20th- May 25th

You will be grouped into teams and begin work on your innovative projects based on SDGs.

      5. PITCH-A-THON

Top 15 teams (5 from each cohort) will pitch their projects to a panel of expert judges.


The top 3 projects will win value added prize.



Looking for a way to advance your career? Grow your Developer Skills While Solving Real-life Problems

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