•   about 1 year ago

Eligibility Question

Good day, may I ask why you have excluded Zimbabwe from participation? It is my understanding that according to Department of the Treasury (US) that sanctions against Zimbabwe are in verbatim: "The Zimbabwe sanctions program targets human rights abusers and those who undermine democratic processes or facilitate corruption. U.S. sanctions do not target the Zimbabwean people, the country of Zimbabwe, or Zimbabwe’s banking sector." source: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0953

I look forward to your feedback- thanking you in anticipation.


  • Manager   •   about 1 year ago

    Hey there, thank you for this question! We're consulting our legal team and will let you know once we get an answer.

  •   •   about 1 year ago

    Okay thanks very much.

  • Manager   •   about 1 year ago

    Hello and sorry for the delay! We wish we did not have to exclude countries from global competitions. Unfortunately, it is legally complicated to run prize-based competitions in some countries due to local contest regulations or regulations around where the sponsor and administrator are based. By no means is this a statement as to whether international developers are valued or not. They are! For this hackathon, it is a matter of complying with US, Switzerland and local laws.

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