Jury

We are delighted to have on board during the hackathon different experts, facilitators and a high-level jury who will evaluate the projects.

Evaluation criteria

Projects to be selected for a custom support program and mentoring after the hackathon

1 – Relevance of the solution in the context of agricultural and environmental challenges

  • To what extent it answers a user need?
  • What is the added value versus similar solutions (private or open access)?
  • What is the level of impact of the solution in the context?

2 - Use of data sources

  • To what extent the data used is relevant?
  • To what extent the existing data is readily available?
  • When appropriate, to what extent is the creation of data feasible (avoid magical data)?

3 – Feasibility of the project : from proof of concept to pilot

  • Next steps: to what extent is it feasible to develop a pilot out of it?
  • What is the degree of replicability to other areas/countries?

4- Creativity, innovation

  • How innovative / creative / unique is the solution?
  • Has the team made a demonstration of the prototype?

5 – User experience: design & Implementation

  • To what extent the team considered the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX)?

6 - Quality of the pitch / team (pitch in plenary)

Coordination

  • Cecile Le Guen

Cecile Le Guen is working at Datactivist, a French co-op, with expertise on open data, open government, fiscal transparency, and data literacy. She’s a trainer on global open data standards like IATI, Open Spending or OCDS. She has more than 15 years of professional experience with digital issues and in multiple domains from private and public sector to civil society organizations, in France and in the UK.

  • Magalie Dartus

Technical expert and facilitator: Magalie Dartus has been an archaeologist responsible for international missions for nearly 15 years, she has acquired a very solid experience in the analysis of data collected in the field. Today is specialized in geomatic to widen the possibilities of exploration and understanding of this data. She participated in the design and distribution of service offerings to local authorities to assist them in the implementation of open data.

FACILITATORS

  • Enock Seth Nyamador

Enock is passionate about Open Source, Geospatial, Open Data and Volunteerism. Making impact and building capacity using Open Source tools and projects such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, Linux and all FOSS related tools.
He volunteers for Open Source Geospatial Foundation, Wikimedia Ghana User Group, Ghana Volunteer Program and Linux Accra User Group.

/ Twitter: @Enock4seth

  • Derek Kwaku
  • Stephen Donkor

FIELD EXPERTS

  • Camille Pinet

Camille Pinet has been working for more than 20 years as a project manager for the French National Institute for Geographical and Forestry Information - IGNFI.
She has been coordinating or managing international projects, and is used to work with public and private actors, NGOs as well as research centres in Europe and Africa.

She is familiar with projects producing, processing, and controlling any types of vector or raster geographical data, including, among others, digital photogrammetry, GIS database, Data processing for digital cartography, Environmental database, Satellite remote sensing.

With a background in agronomy, she has a particular focus on following the landscape dynamics from satellite data, implementing projects with local teams within countries of Central and Western Africa.

  • Julien Chupin

Julien Chupin is an expert in the sustainable sourcing of plants, specialised in genetic resources and agricultural and forestry production for food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. He supports companies and public organisations in dealing with climate change, ecological and social issues.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Creation of new agricultural and forestry sectors
  • Sustainable production of raw materials
  • Impact of production on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • Links between climate change and biodiversity conservation
  • Multi-actor approaches to build a sustainable impact at the local level.

With a background in business, social sciences and change management, he has been working for 17 years with private and public actors, NGOs as well as research centres in Europe and Africa; in collaboration with their stakeholders, including farmers and rural populations.

JURY

  • Dr. Salakpi von Simeon

Dr. Salakpi von Simeon has over 25 years’ experience in research and development of eServices. He has been with Ministry of Food and Agriculture since 1991. His current responsibilities include the strategy, planning, policy formulation, implementation and execution of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) research, design and practice in Agriculture sector in Ghana.

Most recently, he has been actively involved in E-Agriculture programme and Open Data for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana. He is currently the Ghana Open Data Policy Committee Task Force Member for Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

  • Florence Toffa

Florence Toffa is director of Mobile Web Ghana, where she oversees the day to day running of the organisation and coordinates the training of the next generation mobile technology entrepreneurs. Since 2010, Mobile Web Ghana has churned out more than 300 young graduates who acquired expert skills in mobile apps development and entrepreneurship.

She also founded Females in Mobile Entrepreneurship project (FiME). Florence Toffa believes that with high mobile phone penetration in the country, there is the need to develop simple local mobile technologies to solve local problems.

  • Sabra Asante

Mr Sabra Asante is an advisor of AODIRF (Africa Open Data and Internet Reasearch Foundation) and is also one of the founders and very supportive members’ of Linus Accra Users Group.

  • Nii Okai Quaye

Mr Nii Okai Quaye is a software engineer with passion for technology as tool for rapid development for developing countries.

  • Camille Pinet

Camille Pinet has been working for more than 20 years as a project manager for the French National Institute for Geographical and Forestry Information - IGNFI.
She has been coordinating or managing international projects, and is used to work with public and private actors, NGOs as well as research centres in Europe and Africa.

She is familiar with projects producing, processing, and controlling any types of vector or raster geographical data, including, among others, digital photogrammetry, GIS database, Data processing for digital cartography, Environmental database, Satellite remote sensing.

With a background in agronomy, she has a particular focus on following the landscape dynamics from satellite data, implementing projects with local teams within countries of Central and Western Africa.