DAY 1 - January 15th


8:00am – 8:45am Registration & Breakfast


9:00am – 9:30am Opening

Minister Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and International Development

Dominik Heinrich, Deputy CIO, Technology Division, World Food Programme

Jean-Louis de Brouwer, Director for Europe, Eastern Neighborhood and Middle East, European Civil Protection And Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)

Leo Exter, Co-Founder of Hack Belgium Labs


9:40am – 10:00am Challenges briefings


10:15am – 11:15am Ideation exercises (6 x breakout spaces)


11:15am – 11:30am  Team formation & registration


11:30am – 1:00pm  Team Working Lunch (catering area and main hacking area)


1:00pm – 1:45pm  Mid-Day Check In


1:45pm – 5:30pm Hacking


5:30 pm – 6:00pm Closing remarks


6:00pm – 7:00pm Working dinner and drinks


7:00pm – 11:00pm Prototyping & Building Time (Optional)

DAY 2 - January 16th


8:30am – 9:00am Registration


9:00am – 9:30am Welcome briefing

Recap of Day 1

Expectations, schedule & answer questions


9:30am – 12:00pm Hacking


12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch


1:00pm – 3:00pm  Final hacking slot 


2:30pm – 3:30pm Welcoming the jury and jury briefing


3:00pm – 4:30pm Pitching and Actionable Feedback


4:30 pm – 5:00pm Short break


5:00pm – 6:15pm Final pitches & closing remarks 

Bruno Van der Pluijm, CEO Directorate General Development Cooperation of the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Pierre Guillaume Wielezynski, Chief, Digital Transformation Services,  World Food Programme


6:15pm – 7:30pm Closing Reception

  • organised by
    World Food Programme
  • Hack Belgium Labs
  • initiative of
    Belgium Partner in Development

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