July 16, 2019
NEXT feels proud to announce themes for the Hackathon where our shortlisted participants will deploy the theme idea to a product in a short time frame using tools and techniques that they are familiar with.
The purpose of this theme is to solve issues related to Health and Fitness imminent in our society.
Our country faces lot of problems regarding health such as being overweight or obese, drug addiction, medical fraud, sanitation, mental health etc. Lack of knowledge regarding proper nutrition, lack of basic knowledge about medicine uses and lack of proper health education leads to problems mentioned above. We believe that with the use of technology we can contribute in delivering solutions to problems mentioned and more.
The purpose of this theme is to solve the environmental issues faced by our society in recent time.
In Nepal, various activities have created a number of environmental problems such as loss of forest, forest degradation, soil erosion, air pollution, water pollution and unmanaged solid-waste. Problems that falls under various categories in environmental issues are:
This theme focuses on solving transportation-related issues and easing the problems that public and private vehicle users are facing every day.
For a developing nation like ours where we have more vehicles than road capacity, it is common to have multiple transportation issues. These problems are not just faced by public vehicle users but also by both public and private vehicle owners and pedestrians. Some of the major problems observed in the area of transportation are:
This theme focuses on encouraging the use of technology in the field of education to change the traditional education system and to make sure that the right for education is available to everyone. It further aims to transform the meaning of education from just reading books to visualizing different aspects of real-life scenarios and implementation of ideas alongside reading books.
Even in this era of technology, our country Nepal still depends upon the traditional methodologies like rote-learning, exam-oriented, and teacher-centric teaching and learning practices. These practices aren’t based on the interest of learners, but rather rely on an outdated curriculum. The next major problem is even this traditional methodology of education isn’t reaching everyone. Some of the problems in the field of education that can possibly be eradicated by technology are as follows:
The purpose of this theme is to aide in solving the issues related to tourism sector and support initiation of tourism year 2020 set to be celebrated by Nepal Government.
Although Nepal is a culturally and naturally rich country we lack lot of things to promote tourism in our country.
Lack of information about the places to visit: tourists don’t want to visit places without having enough information.
In addition, overcrowding and environmental pollution in Nepal is also hampering the tourism development in Nepal.
Personal Security is another big problem in the development of tourism sector as Nepal is unable to provide security and convenience for the tourist to encourage them to visit more.
There are many problem exists in tourism which can be solved through the use of technology to support Tourism 2020 campaign.