USPF is calling brilliant software developers, data scientists, UX designers, ICT experts, engineers, strategists, public policy experts and students to get involved and solve this underlying ICT challenge within 48 hours by building fully working prototypes of their solutions following specific technical guidelines.

The USPF Hackathon will hold as follows:

Date: Friday, September 18th – Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Venue: iDEA Nigeria – 296, Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. Lagos, Nigeria
Time: 4.00pm

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Please view the flyer here -

Idea Sprint Workshop is currently taking place in Lagos preparatory to the USPF Hackathon event coming up soon. For more details, please visit

The Universal Service Provision Fund was at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego, USA, from 20th to 24th July, 2015 to present a paper on the Access Gap "GIS Mapping of Network Transport Gaps in Nigeria". Anyone interested in reading the paper as well as other proceeding of the conference can visit the 2015 User Conference Proceedings Page.

The Commonwealth Broadband Forum held in Abuja, Nigeria from 16th to 17th June, 2015. The forum was organized by the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO) and hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).