#FursaVsVirus Challenge is an initiative by the National Youth Council to facilitate the creation of tech and non-tech solutions to the challenges posed by the corona virus pandemic and for the economic recovery of the country. This is in line with this year’s theme of International Youth Day 2020, Youth Engagement for Global Action. The best solutions will be selected and will be fully implemented in collaboration with participating partners and sponsors. The dates are July 1st - 12th August 2020 and this will happen remotely and in the Youth Empowerment Centres (YECS) across the country.



  • Agriculture
  • Food sharing
  • Food delivery
  • Food matching
  • Food production
  • Food supply
  • Food waste


  • Emergency Energy provision
  • Municipal waste management
  • Renewable energy solutions
  • Water and sanitation


  • Border controls
  • Crisis management
  • Legal issues
  • Public administration,
  • State communication,
  • Testing solutions Covid -19
  • Tracking the spread of the epidemic


  • Business Development Services
  • Sports & Creative professions
  • E-Commerce,
  • Economic impact
  • Financial support
  • Fintech
  • Local businesses,
  • Remote work
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Tourism


  • Disabilities
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Elderly care
  • Essential services
  • Women
  • Community Service
  • Social distancing
  • Mental health
  • Providing medical care – hospitals, community & at home solutions
  • Support for Medical staff


  • E-learning
  • Grading
  • School Communication
  • Social Media


7/26: Registration opens on Devpost

7/27: 9:00 AM GMT+3 Project submissions open on Devpost

7/30: 9:00 PM GTM+3 Deadline to submit projects, including a 2-minute video walk-through

Week of 7/31 Judges commence review of the projects.

8/12: Winning Projects will be announced


  1. Participants (Youth 18-35):
  2. Mentors (No Age Limit)
  3. Mentor Coordinators (No Age Limit)
  4. Organizers
  5. Judge
  6. Theme Lead
  7. Challenge Lead
  8. Implementing Partner
  9. Speaker
  10. Sponsor

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

National Winner

National First Runners Up

National Second Runners Up

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Joab Logemere

Joab Logemere

Felix Kariuki

Felix Kariuki

Phylis Amusala

Maurice Munga

Maurice Munga

Joel Ngetich

Martin Kibisu

Martin Kibisu
Kenya Airways Ltd

Samuel Nganga

Samuel Nganga

Grace Vihenda



Judging Criteria

  • 40% Impact Potential
    What is the impact to society if the idea is implemented at scale? Does this offer something that hasn't been solved already? If it has been solved, does this offer something different? Can it be scaled to meet thousands or even millions of people?
  • 20% Business Plan
    It is essential to consider the feasibility, economic and societal value, market knowledge and sustainability of the solution. What resources are needed to implement the solution?
  • 20% Technical Complexity & Novelty
    Technical complexity does not necessarily mean code. This could be anything, hardware designs, specialized test kits or even a complex but clear business plan. Is this an innovative solution?
  • 20% Prototype Completion
    Is there a ready technical prototype of the solution? If yes, does it work well? Does the prototype present well the idea of the solution? How fast can the prototype be turned into a ready to use product?

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