Facebook/Andela #BuildForSDG Challenge 2020 for young African Developers

FACEBOOK Developer Circles & Andela: #BuildforSDG Challenge is a six-week immersive program where selected developers will work in agile remote teams to innovate on projects relating to the SDGs. The top five (5) teams from each challenge will be invited to a one-day pitch-a-thon event to share their ideas, get mentorship from businesses, and gain access to hiring professionals. 

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.

Grow your demand by advancing your developer skills while working on projects that matter.

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.
  • Oh, and a chance to help change the world!

Program Stages



March 16th – 30th

Complete Application Form and Level Up with Andela Curated Learning Content.2


March 30th – April 4th

You will receive an email notification from Andela that you have advanced to the assessment phase.3


April 5th – April 14th

Take your skill assessment test– This would be sent to you once you have met the pre-selection criteria.4


April 20th- May 25th

You will be grouped into teams and begin work on your innovative projects based on SDGs.5


Date is to be confirmed

Top 15 teams (5 from each cohort) will pitch their projects to a panel of expert judges.6


Date is to be announced

The top 3 projects will win value added prizes.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly follow the link below to read more and also apply

Click here to apply for the Facebook/Andela#BuildForSDG Challenge 2020

Application Deadline: March 30th 2020

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