AR/VR Africa Community

AR/VR Africa is a community of XR creators, enthusiasts, creatives, developers and technologists who are keen about making a difference with Augmented and Virtual Reality. We are changing the narrative here in Africa, as creators and not just consumers of technology.

The 2022 AR/VR Africa Metathon

The AR/VR Africa Metathon is an expanded program built around our flagship hackathon, the AR/VR Africa Hackathon. It is a call to all who love creativity, innovation and learning in Africa; an opportunity to get hands-on experience in AR and VR design and development, and meet others who also want to learn and create with AR and VR. The AR/VR Africa Metathon is open for applications and focuses on the rapidly evolving immersive technologies of Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality.

16 countries

The AR/VR Africa Metathon will be hosted physically (16 countries) and virtually across Africa.
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2022 AR/VR Africa Metathon

The 2022 AR/VR Africa Metathon is a planned program of events which comprises three major events
AR/VR Africa Pre-hackathon Training

Participants will be part of a continent-wide community of learners. The online learning community will have access to learning materials, mentors, masterclasses and workshops. In addition, there will be instructor-led training sessions to increase your knowledge of extended reality technologies and teach you how to build real-world solutions using this technology.

AR/VR Africa Hackathon

The 2022 AR/VR Africa Hackathon is a hybrid event where you will use your XR skills to create solutions to everyday problems in Africa. You can participate in the Hackathon - -online - in the one-week Virtual Hackathon, or offline - in one of the 16 In-person 48-hour Hackathons across Africa (Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt, Kenya, Cameroon, Tunisia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Ethiopia). The online & offline hackathons will take place in November and December 2022 respectively.

AR/VR Africa Bootcamp

The bootcamp is an intensive 3-month virtual program which will support the 1st place winners of the AR/VR Africa Hackathon to advance their solutions and create MVPs. It culminates in a Demo day where the teams will present to investors.



Important Dates

Registrations open

August 22nd, 2022


September 5th to November 20th 2022: Instructor-led training, online learning, mentorship sessions, workshops, masterclasses etc.

Registration closes

November 16th, 2022

Online Hackathon

November 21st to 25th 2022

In-person Hackathon

December 2nd - 4th, 2022.

AR/VR Africa Bootcamp 2023

January 16th - April 5th, 2023.

Register now for the AR/VR Africa Metathon 2022

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This year we are thrilled to partner with Meta and BlackRhino VR

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