The Botnar Challenge

How can we improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Tanzania using AI and digital solutions? We aim at fostering collaboration between young people in Europe and Tanzania to find innovative solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Tanzania.


We will run this challenge twice, in parallel: the World Summit AI track and the Sahara Sparks track! For each track, two finalist teams will be selected to send two members to the respective conferences, World Summit AI in Amsterdam (Netherlands) or Sahara Sparks 2018 in Dar es salaam (Tanzania).


At these renowned and progressive conferences, winning teams will get the chance to mingle with experts, challenge their concept and pitch their idea. Each track yields one winning team, each receiving 10’000 CHF (Swiss Francs) to fund their idea.



About World Summit AI

World Summit AI is the world’s leading and most important summit for the entire AI ecosysteme. From applied solutions for enterprise, to cutting edge innovation, to heated discussions on AI ethics, World Summit AI will tackle the most pressing AI issues for 2018 and beyond.

●    Date: October 10th – 11th, 2018
●    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


About Sahara Sparks 2018 + AfriLabs AGM

Sahara Sparks is the largest innovation and technology entrepreneurship event in Africa. The event is an avenue for discussion around technological trends and the use of technology to impact the community and drive positive change.
The 2018 event is organized in partnership with AfriLabs, the largest network of innovation spaces and tech hubs across the African continent. 

●    Date: October 11th – 13th, 2018
●    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania