SNI x Kenya Wildlife Trust
Hackathon
7 teams of techno-conservationists, natural intelligence engineers, environmental data enthusiasts, and web3-for-nature advocates came
together to hack for 'nature'!

In October and November 2022, SNI hosted our third online Hackathon, building on the success of our two previous competitions and our recent May 2022 Experimental Zone held at De Ceuvel in Amsterdam. We invited the most talented web3 teams from around the world to build tech in service to the health and balance of life on our planet.

In this iteration, we partneredwith the Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT), an NGO committed to the protection and conservation of predators and their ecology, situated in the Maasai Mara National park in southwestern Kenya.

KWT and SNI joined forces to invite adventurous labs and developers to tackle a pressing challenge: how to protect predators --keystone species in the Maasai Mara who play a vital role in maintaining the ecosystem's resilience.
Winners' Announcement
Hackathon Pitch Session
Winning Teams
Winner: Entare Pride
This women-led group from AkiraChix, a Nairobi-based software engineering school for women, pitched a portable solution leveraging computer vision technology to detect, recognize, and identify lions immediately in the field.

Runner-up: GoKijany
This team of six computer vision enthusiasts took a citizen science approach, building an app prototype to allow tourists and communities to collect essential conservation data year-round.

Thank You to Our Partners

The Bounty

Thanks to SNI supporters, this hackathon's total bounty consisted of 320 KSM tokens, 15K Ocean tokens, and 5,000 EUR from SNI.

Any questions big or small?
Contact alessandro@sovereignnature.com