Sanitation App Challenge

Be a part of the Sanitation App Challenge!

Every day, 2.5 billion people wake up without access to adequate sanitation: a problem that has become a life or death issue in many of the world’s developing regions. How can we help them by using apps to raise awareness and provide local solutions to this global problem?

That’s the challenge…

The Sanitation App Challenge is the second phase of a global project, which takes the problems identified at the Sanitation Hackathon and involves app makers turning their ideas into functioning apps.

Don’t miss this opportunity to build your app, win prizes and be a part of a global project supported by the World Bank

Register today at the Sanitation App Challenge website, where you can form a team, submit your idea and start building your app. During the next 3 months you will receive support and feedback from experts who will mentor the development of your app.

An online competition will decide which of the app makers will be invited to pitch their ideas live on stage at a gala event in Washington to be held in 2013.

What are you waiting for? Get started!


Why participate?

By taking part in the Sanitation App Challenge, you can:

  • Make a real impact in the lives of millions of people

  • Get the chance to win great prizes with your app

  • Build teams with like-minded developers, designers and marketing experts

  • Get free help from mentors to build your app

  • Be part of a huge global initiative supported by the World Bank and many others


How does it work?

  1. Understand the problems! A series of ‘problem statements’ were identified at the Sanitation Hackathon. These are sanitation issues that people face everyday in some of the world’s developing regions.

  1. Build your app! Register at and start to build your app. Need help? Find like-minded app-makers and form a team. Send in your idea and get feedback from our hack@home mentors. Get online support while building your app!

  1. Take part in the online competition and vote online for the best app. Win a trip to Washington D.C. and present your app on the big stage!


Key dates:

Hack@home: build your app and get support 10.DEC - 28.FEB

Online voting: 08.FEB – 15.MARCH

Win the chance to present your app live on stage in Washington, D.C. MARCH 2013


It’s time to change the world, app by app.

Let the challenge begin!