Bayer in South Africa partners with Empire Partner Foundation (EPF) to launch the RISE for Women Health Hackathon

SEA Rise for Women Hackathon

EPF is a nonprofit organization that exists solely to give young people the tools they need to use technology to improve South Africa and the African continent. Under the Youth pillar, EPF aims to provide young people with access to technology and digital skills training. This includes programs such as coding boot camps, hackathons, and mentorship opportunities to help the youth develop their skills and realize their full potential.

In keeping with new ways of working, the event will be a hybrid setup (online and physical venue in Johannesburg, South Africa) and it will take place between 8-9 July 2023. 

Big challenges such as health conditions require big solutions and a shared commitment among dedicated non-governmental partners, corporates, and the community at large. Since young people have fresh, original ideas that can help shape the future, it is crucial to include their voices in key talks about health. This Hackathon provides an opportunity for collaboration to bring those unique ideas to fruition. 

“Since our entry into Africa dating back to the 1920s, and as a leader in women’s health, Bayer is committed towards improving the health, rights, and economic status of women around the world, which is a fundamental basis for greater equality, education, and prosperity for all”, Colin Tyrer, Cluster Divisional Head at Bayer Pharmaceuticals South East and West Africa.

This event will be beneficial for everyone involved, including the participants, mentors, and judges.

The RISE for Women Hackathon expands on Bayer's long-standing work to make contraception accessible and raise awareness of its benefits, giving women the chance to take control of their future while contributing to raising healthier families.

Registrations for participants open on Thursday, 1 June 2023. Follow our social media pages for more! Watch this space.