9:00 a.m. : Welcome

Welcoming of participants by OSIWA, the Global Editors Network and l’Union de la Presse Francophone.
Presentation of the theme
Presentation of the GEN Editors Lab programme rules

9:30 a.m. : Speed Geeking

  • The participating teams have 3 minutes to present to each other the most innovative projects released by their newsrooms in the last months.

11:00 a.m. : Ebola and Infectious Diseases : The Essential Info

Presentation by Moussa Seydi, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Hopital Fann.

11:30 a.m. : The participants start hacking

1:00 p.m. : Lunch

3:00 p.m. : Tools for quickly creating working prototypes

Presentation by Abdoulaye Kante, Expert Associate Director in charge of Public Sector & NGOs Business Unit at Link4dev

3:45 p.m. : Public Policies in response to the Ebola Outbreak

Presentation by the Ministry of Health of Senegal

5:00 p.m. : Mini pitch session

  • The teams will have 1 minute to :
  • Announce the title of their projects
  • Explain what is the problem they want to solve with their project
  • Explain how they are going to solve it

5:15 p.m. : #CodeForAfrica

Presentation by Cheikh Fall, Founder of Sunu 2012, an online participative democracy project, Blogger and Activist. 

5:45 - 6:00 p.m. : Cocktails 



9:00 a.m. : Final Hacking sprint

1:00 p.m : Lunch

4:30 p.m. : Project submission deadline

5:00 p.m. : Pitch Session

The participants have 5 minutes to present their projects. The jury has 1 minute to ask them questions.

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. : Deliberation of the Jury

6:30 p.m : Awards Ceremony and Cocktails