Climathon 1.0

Let's Hack Climate Change Hack For A Green Economy Build Low-Carbon Society

Let's Hack Climate Change Hack For A Green Economy Build A Low-Carbon Society

Why EkoClimathon?

Global Climate Change Mitigation efforts fall short to achieve the 1.5°C goals. The world leaders are focusing on driving net-zero with stringent decisions by cutting emissions through cap & trade, and driving adaptation for better future resilience. However, tech innovation can be an alternative fast route that can bring the world closer to the net-zero goal.

No Planet B! We Need to Act Now

Focus Areas



The biggest challenge to meet zero carbon goals are the hard to abate sectors like Cement, Steel, Shipping, etc.
Tech-Innovation that will drive net-zero transitions in the industrial sectors

Agriculture & Food Wastage

Agriculture & Food Wastage

Transforming agri-food systems towards green and climate-resilient practices. Developing a climate-resilient agricultural solution that will make agriculture more sustainable and reduce food waste

Circular Economy

Circular Economy

Developing end-to-end recycling technology or circular products.



Transportation is responsible for about one-quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions. And it is set to double by 2050.



Innovations that can disrupt business-as-usual scenarios in the energy sectors, innovations such as efficient energy, renewable energy, and low-energy source.

Nature-Based Solutions

Nature-Based Solutions

Building solutions that addresses societal challenges; through protecting, sustainably managing, and restoring natural or modified ecosystems.

What You can do at


Climathon 1.0


Explore meeting new people, learn and share your knowledge. Join or create your dream team!


Ideate, create, test! You will work on your idea and present it to the jury!


We believe you have
brilliant ideas on EkoClimathon 1.0,
Think outside the box,
think in the box or
invent a new one!


Asides meeting new people and sharing experiences, every team will have a chance to win fantastic prizes!

Players at


Hack 1.0

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& Association

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Policy makers

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Media Partners

Participating Investors


Prize Pool



Finalists have a chance to join EIC’s accelerator program with up to $50K equity investment and a chance to be mentored by industry experts for 3 months.


30th May - 1st July

Call For Registration

8th July

EkoClimathon 1.0 Launch

13th July- 2nd August


3rd August - 5th August

Pitch Event

9th August - 23rd August

Mentor's Nest

26th August



Join EkoClimathon 1.0

Let's build innovative solutions!

Register for EkoClimathon!

Connect and discuss with our top speakers and other elite practitioners from various industries, disciplines, and markets on the most forward-thinking ideas on The Future of Marketing.

Become a Partner!

Let us know if your company is interested in helping this event happen and in receiving more information about partnership/sponsorship opportunities and options.


Rumundaka Wonodi
Founder & CEO at ZKJ Energy, Inc
Uka Eje
Co-Founder & CEO, Thrive Agric
Jim Howlett
Chief Operating Officer, PAS Solar
Annabelle Umoetuk
Sustainability and CSR Manager, The HEINEKEN Company - Nigerian Breweries Plc
Tubosun Alake
Special Adviser on Innovation & Technology, Lagos State
Olumide Idowu
Executive Coordinator, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC)
Ayo Ademilua
Chief Executive Officer, A4&T Power Solutions
Mofifoluwa Olawumi
Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement, Reporting & Communications, Access Bank
Desmond Olumuyiwa Majekodunmi
Chairman/Founder, Lekki Urban Forestry and Animal Shelter Initiative
Eunice Sampson
Director Climate Change & Sustainability, EY
Nigel Toppings
UN Climate Change High Level Champion at COP 26
Ibrahim Odumboni
Managing Director/CEO at Lagos Waste Management Authority

Final Judges

Yosola Onanuga
Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Manager, WACOT Limited
Tubosun Alake
Special Adviser on Innovation & Technology, Lagos State
Foluke Michael
Chief Innovator, Global Green CYCDI
Debola Deji-Kurunmi
Founder, Ideation Hub Africa
Dr. Natalie Beinisch
Executive Director, Circular Economy Innovation Partnership

Selection Judges

Oreva Irene Atanya
Head, Sustainability, Lagos Business School
Dr. Olawale Olayide
President at Africa Circular Economy Research and Policy Network (ACERPiN)
Olukayode Oyesiku
Professor of Transport Systems Planning, Urban Planning & Development Planning
Bunmi Jegede
Team Leader, Technical Programmes Ceidra
Dr. Isa Elegbede (PhD)
Deputy Chair, International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN
Ngozi Eze
Energy & Climate change Expert, Tripple "E" System LLC.
Nacha Geoffrey
Landscape Director, Wildlife Conservation Society.
Mika'il Haruna Daya
Co-Founder, Drylands Initiative for Ecosystem Restoration and Capacity Building.
Kayode Iyiola
Environmental and Environment Speacialist
Dr Akinleye Akin
CEO, Kinseth Konsult (Nig) Ltd
Chukwudi Iwuozor
Environmental Performance Advisor, Dangote Industries Limited HQ
Talatu Tarfa
Independent Consultant, Energy Access
Akinola Baiyewu
Principal Manager, Nigerian Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL)
Sunday Idowu
Environmentalist, Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian
Mazi Ukonu
Founder & President, Recyclers Assoication of Nigeria (RAN)
Dr Femi Idowu-Adegoke
President, Lagos Recyclers Association (LAGRA)
Arese Onaghise
Executive Secretary, Food & Beverage Recycling Alliance
Adeleye Odebunmi
Founder, PAKAM Technology Limited
Sarah Ogbewey
Project Manager, Looplab Incubation Program, CEIP
Opeyemi Ogunkoya
Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist
Fabrice F. Seng
Founder, Climate Tech Awards
Funto Boroffice
Founder, Chanja Datti Ltd
Omotunde Adeola
Deputy Councillor, Waste Management Association of Nigeria (WAMASON)


You will get support and advice from business, tech, creative and climate experts to deliver better results!

Chimaobi Nna
Technical Advisor, GIZ
Tubosun Alake
Special Adviser on Innovation & Technology, Lagos State
Henry Ukoha
General Partner, CliMatr
Kayode Olaniyan
Principal Partner, Avant-Garde Limited
Thomas Röhrl
Sustainability and Innovation at RESPOND Accelerator, BMW Foundation
Olumide Fatoki
Head Of Unit (On- & Off-Grid) Sustainable Energy Access, GIZ
Dr. Richard Schubert
Co-Founder / Advisor at HÜRO Mobility
Eitan Rieger
Founder, HÜRO Mobility
Esther Tesfagiorgis
Driving/Energy Technology Strategy at AUDI AG
Jan Cassalette
Founder, ParcelP
Verena Anna Adler
Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains & International Trade, Verena Adler Consulting,
Michael Scheibenreif
Regional “African Drone & Data Academy” Manager, UNICEF
Philipp Saur
Expert for Teams and Change in Society

Frequently Asked Questions

In an online or virtual hackathon, all participants are remotely connected. Irrespective of their location, hackathon enthusiasts can participate and demonstrate their skills on an online hackathon platform using various tools.

We welcome people of all job descriptions, whether you’re a designer, developer, marketer, entrepreneur or project manager. Diverse groups often work incredibly well together to produce the best results.

You can participate with any level of IT skills, even if you haven’t written a single line of code. Understanding the basics of IT is a plus

It will be allowed to develop both new ideas and improve existing products and solutions. In the case of existing solutions, especially will be evaluated the work done during the hackathon. This hackathon is not intended to promote commercially available products.

We find that a team of three to five works best. It’s large enough to have diverse skills, yet small enough to get to know your team members well in a short space of time.

Yes, participation is free of charge.

To be eligible for the cash prize, the team must have satisfied conditions given by the final judges.


Contact Us

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