University Of Lagos Team Wins UN Crime Hackathon

A team of three college college students from the college of port (UNILAG) has received the Hackathon for Justice competition union by means of the use of the sector company administrative center on treatment and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with fb and AfricaTeenGeeks.

The scholars were mentored by using had been Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji, Co-founding father of Nigerian startup Andela and founding father of Flutterwave and form of package Engineers from fb. The students have been challenge to use technology to get to the bottom of problems regarding engaging in the guideline of law inside the areas of corruption, integrity and ethics; crime drawback and crook justice; prepared crime; human trafficking and terrorist act and violent political theory while a 29-hour writing marathon.

The team of three, created of David Popoola, Eyitayo Ogunbiyi and Chukwudumebi Onwuli beat forty seven unique students from 9 institutions shortlisted for the final at the four elements via Sheraton constructing in port ultimate weekend.

They triumphing team advanced a package, ‘allow’s fight Trafficking’ (TFL), to unmask traffickers. It alternatives companion e-learning designing platform on human trafficking; a automatic face popularity gadget that suits feed from webcams and superb pix to workout cutting-edge case with similar pics within the database; a portal for victim’s close pals to record critiques regarding trafficking in their region and a warmth map, generated from file statistics to allow customers recognize wherever trafficking is most contemporary and take preventive measures.

The winners have secured tickets to the worldwide Hackathon for Justice occasion to maintain at the Google Headquarters in Silicon Valley in August, anywhere they will take part as mentors.

A group of four college students from the Ladoke Akintola college of technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso got here 2nd for making plans a cellular software they preference ‘Athena’ that permits oldsters to document crime, emergencies and detects region of customers and composes a record. It conjointly lets in customers discover approximately their rights and affords obscurity for whistle blowers.

university college students from Caleb university, Covenant college, Federal university of technology, Akure, Obafemi Awolowo college, university of Benin, Babcock college, and theconsequentlyand conjointly the Yaba college of technology additionally participated in the final.

Commenting on their win, David aforesaid “So numerous because of the organisers, mentors and sponsors on the Hackathon4Justice for his or her time, interest and also the threat to be a vicinity of the event. The hackathon gave united states of america of the usa the threat to check our talents and analyze even additional. that is regularly no longer the top. we are able to preserve an same power and hold presenting answers to the problems of our global.”9

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