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About The Challenge

We are looking for NGOs, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Social Change Makers, Social Enterprises, and Researchers that have working & operating tech-enabled solutions to challenges related to the following themes: Arts & Culture, Business & the Future of Work, Civic Participation, Online Media & Journalism, Gender Equality & Inclusion, EdTech, HealthTech, and AgriTech for a chance to win a fully-funded trip to Berlin, Germany to attend DAN's Conference to showcase their projects to Arab & German Tech experts, connect with potential partners, donors, and mentors, and get international visibility to boost their projects. The technologies used for the solutions should be related to the following: AI, Big Data, Web/Mobile Apps, IoT, Blockchain, Robotics, Networks, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Smart objects.

Arts & Culture

Includes but not limited to: Creative Industry, Creating Synergies between new technologies and arts, digital art, revitalize local languages, digitalizing cultural institutions.

Business & the Future of Work

Includes but not limited to: The impact of digital transformation on the future of work in the MENA Region, B2B activities between German/MENA corporates & startups, digital literacy, digital skills, entrepreneurship empowerment, .. See More

Civic Participation

Includes but not limited to: E-democracy, Smart cities, community service, civil society empowerment, community engagement through ICT, reduce youth & women marginalization

Online Media & Journalism

Includes but not limited to: Fighting fake news, hate speech, reduce media plagiarism, social media as a source of news, digital media startups visibility, public access to information.

Gender Equality & Inclusion

Includes but not limited to: The role of the new technologies in supporting gender equality, how to avoid coding gender biases into technology products, financial and social inclusion through technology, women in STEM, fighting social .. See More

About DAN

About DAN

Digital Arabia Network (DAN) is a network of the digital community in the Arab World representing & connecting more than 1600 digital actors across four spheres: arts and culture, business and innovation, media and journalism, civic participation. It has a regional focus on North Africa and the Levante: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia. DAN works on connecting digital minds, creative individuals, inspiring initiatives and projects, strong businesses and active NGOs in the Arab Region. In our continuous efforts to both help push digitalization strategies in MENA region and connect/empower digital actors in the Arab world, we are aiming to bring more aspiring tech actors to our community, to empower them to advance their projects and change the digital scene in their countries.


Do you have a working solution related to Digital Transformation and:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Business & the Future of Work
  • Civic Participation
  • Online Media & Journalism
  • Gender Equality & Inclusion
  • EdTech
  • HealthTech
  • AgriTech

Are you a national of one of the eligible countries?

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia

Judging Criteria

The innovative use of technology

Sustainable solution

Feasible solution

Impact of the solution on the future of MENA region

Scalable solution

Combining more than one track in your solution is a plus, however it cannot affect your score negatively.


The top 3 projects will win a fully-funded trip to Berlin, Germany to attend a conference where they showcase their projects to experts, donors, mentors, and potential business partners. connect with the tech community in Berlin who will be coming together to empower, guide, and leverage their projects.

Connect with the biggest Arab tech network in MENA region and in Germany