Upcoming event: Kids Hack the Crisis

A child wears a mask that says "Kids Hack the Crisis."

From 23-25 October, kids will come together to solve the greatest challenges facing children today: COVID-19’s impact on violence, education, health and participation. Organised by the Swedish Institute and UNICEF Sweden, this event – Kids Hack the Crisis – is an online hackathon for children, by children and with children.

The hackathon is unique because it captures the effects of the crisis from the perspective of children. We are providing a platform where children can voice their concerns and ideas and connect with people from all over the world.

Kids Hack the Crisis

Children will work together to innovate around challenges and push forward effective solutions. To do so, participants will engage in one (or more) of three tracks, including the spark, where children can submit an idea; the experience, where children will participate in both larger and smaller webinars to turn ideas into prototypes; and the challenge, where children can work in teams to solve COVID-19 challenges and push them forward to a jury.

“The hackathon is rooted in the UN Child’s Rights Convention and Agenda 2030 and all solutions will be taking us closer to realizing the rights of every child and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Kids Hack the Crisis.

To support this initiative, you can sign up as a mentor, a jury member, or to coach children on specific sessions.

Learn more about Kids Hack the Crisis.