Afrorama Wins 2021 SHARE Africa Hackathon
Afrorama has won the 2021 SHARE Africa Hackathon. The hackathon was organized by Share Africa in collaboration with academic institutions across the African continent. It aimed to shape the Africa of the 21st century by encouraging students to propose projects that respond to major challenges facing the continent. The hackathon received numerous submissions from students across the African continent proposing projects that responded to major challenges facing the continent.
Afrorama was selected as the winner for its innovative approach to addressing the misrepresentation of Africa through positive storytelling and documentation. The platform aims to bridge knowledge gaps and empower African voices by creating a learning and research platform.
Chloé Bertrand, the founder of Afrorama, expressed her excitement about winning the hackathon and highlighted the platform's mission to democratize knowledge and encourage knowledge production related to Africa. She stated, "Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. It is time to create the 'lion's historians,' and Afrorama's ambition is to do just that."
The opening ceremony of the hackathon brought together a panel of experts, including Sandrine Boucher, Director of Innovation at AFD, Kiné Seck, President of the Advisory Committee, Jay Naidoo, social activist, and Coumba Touré, Coordinator of the Africans Rising for Peace, Justice, and Dignity movement. Afrorama's founder, Chloé Bertrand was invited to participate in a panel to discuss how youth can take hold of the future of the continent.