2022 AR/VR Africa Hackathon Press Release

AR/VR Africa Brings Together Extended Reality [XR] Creators To Develop And Innovate For Africa's Biggest Challenges.


The 2022 AR/VR Africa Metathon is a blend of capacity building, empowerment, and responsible contributions to solving Africa's biggest challenges using extended reality [XR] technologies.

LAGOS, NIGERIA: On December 2nd, teams across sixteen African countries will converge in select cities as participants of the 48-hour AR/VR Africa Hackathon with the goal of developing XR  solutions across healthcare, education, business applications, tourism and social impact verticals.

The hackathon, which is the second phase of the AR/VR Africa Metathon, commenced online on the 26th of November, allowing African teams outside the sixteen countries to hack virtually. Winners will be announced at prize-giving ceremonies on December 4th, with in-country winners receiving up to $1,500 in prize money, and an overall African prize of $10,000.

This year’s program is a continuation of Ìmísí 3D’s XR talent acceleration initiatives on the continent and is organized in partnership with Meta, BlackRhinoVR, and our AR/VR Africa Country Partners in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda.

About Imisi 3D


Imisi 3D is an African Extended Reality (XR) creation lab dedicated to growing a community of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) creators across the continent, creating solutions using XR, and providing educational and engagement experiences with XR. They are the conveners of the AR/VR Africa consortium. 

We are future thinking and committed to being responsible ancestors, creating a better world for today and tomorrow.

For more information including sponsorship opportunities contact Imisi 3D at hello@imisi3d.com