Facebook/Andela #BuildforSDG Challenge 2020 for Developers in Africa

Facebook/Andela #BuildforSDG Challenge 2020 for Developers in Africa

Deadline: August 7, 2020

Applications are open for the Facebook/Andela #BuildforSDG Challenge 2020. The Facebook Developer Circles & Andela #BuildforSDG Challenge is a seven-week immersive program where selected developers will work in agile remote teams or as individuals to innovate on projects relating to the SDGs.

The #BuildforSDG program is committed to helping empower you to build real-world, locally and relevant solutions focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while gaining skills you need to advance your career.

With a goal to engage 7.5k developers, 2,565k developer so far have contributed to building projects that could impact their communities through the first Cohort of the #BuildforSDG challenge. Applicants participating in Cohort 2 wiil focus on industry-led projects that would give them real-world experience working on high-value, high-impact projects, improve their market-readiness and possibly kick-start an entrepreneurial journey through their projects.


  • The top fifteen (15) projects will be selected to participate in a one-day pitch-a-thon event to share their ideas;
  • Get to work on projects that matter; add high value and high impact project to your portfolio;
  • Access an entrepreneurial starter kit to launch your tech product;
  • Grow your Developer skills while building functional projects;
  • Access to employment opportunities through the Andela Market place.
  • Oh, and a chance to help change the world!


  • Open to developers in Africa;
  • They should have at least one year of technical experience. If you have a working knowledge of front-end, back-end, or full-stack development and are looking to level up in web development skills, you are highly encouraged to apply;
  • You must be 18 and above by January 2020 to be eligible for participation;
  • To apply you must be excited to learn with fellow developers through a community and be a strong team player.

Program Stages

  • Application Phase: July 20 – Aug 7
    • Complete Application Form and Level Up with Andela Curated Learning Content.
  • Pre-selection Stage: July 20 – August 7
    • You will be required to level-up on course content, complete a baseline survey and be a Facebook Developer Circle Member
  • Innovative Phase: August 10 – September 21, 2020
    • This phase begins the seven(7) week-long period of this program. Here is all you need to know about this phase
  • Pitch-a-Thon: Timeframe to be announced
    • Top 15 teams (5 from each cohort) will pitch their projects to a panel of expert judges.
  • Selection of Top 3 Winning Teams: Date is to be announced
    • The top 3 projects will win value added prizes.


Complete and submit your application form. (You must sign-in to your Facebook account to have this completed.)

  • Select your exact level of experience.
  • Select the developer stack you have the most competence in.
  • Select the category you will like to participate in (i.e Single, work with your pre-existing team and the option to be paired placed in a team). Please note that you will be assigned to a team based on how you have answered these fields in the application form.
  • You would receive an email from the Andela Team detailing courses that you are to level up on.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit #BuildforSDG Challenge.