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Makers League

PARC 2022 MAKERS Challenge

According to the FAO, In 2020, Between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger (due to conflict, climate variability and extremes, economic slowdowns and downturns, and the COVID-19 pandemic). Nearly one in three people in the world (2.37 billion) did not have access to adequate food in 2020 – that’s an increase of almost 320 million people in just one year. Compared with 2019, 46 million more people in Africa were affected by hunger in 2020 (282Million). Makers are challenged to end hunger in Africa by utilizing science and technology to develop solutions in their communities that increase food security and contribute to the achievement of the SDG 2.

To design or build a new service or product, teams can use the human-centered Design Thinking approach. If a team decides to redesign or improve an existing product or system, they must use the Whole System & Life Cycle Thinking sustainable design approach. Teams must present this model of their innovation and describe their team process. 

Download PARC MAKERS Challenge (ENGLISH & FRENCH)

Challenge Deliverables

Each team will be assigned an online booth in the PARCEXhibit platform. Teams will upload the following deliverables for judging:

  • A description of the team’s Design Thinking Process or Whole System & Life Cycle Thinking process (French or English)
  • Design and build a tabletop scale model
  • Create a poster (French or English)
  • Deliver a 5-7 min presentation (French or English)

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the business portfolio due? // Quand le portefeuille d'activités est-il dû?
Teams must submit an electronic copy of their portfolio to parcrobotics@senecole.com by June 25 and bring a physical copy to PARC.

Les équipes doivent soumettre une copie électronique de leur portfolio à parcrobotics@senecole.com avant le 25 june et apporter une copie physique à PARC.

PARC 2019


PARC 2019 challenges African students to devise solutions for the planning, design, management and transformation of future African cities.

The Making of African Smart Cities

When: July 2019

Where: Accra, Ghana

PARC 2018


Africa has the highest disease burden in the world. PARC 2018 challenges students to devise solutions to provide access to quality Health services.

One-Health Innovation

When: July 2018

Where: Saly, Senegal

PARC 2017


Manufacturing is essential to economic growth. PARC 2017 challenges students to devise solutions for increasing Africa’s manufacturing capacity.

Made in Africa

When: May 2017

Where: Dakar, Senegal

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