Mechteld Andriessen of eLEAF co-hosted and participated in the Great Egyptian Water productivity Hackathon in Egypt. The Hackathon got together students, entrepreneurs, researchers, water experts and government staff to develop a high-potential application based on data in the FAO’s WaPOR data base and other open access databases. 40 participants teamed up in 5 groups and worked over night developing their solutions. After 24 hours the groups pitched their solutions in front of a jury. The best team was awarded a prize to further develop the application, and was invited by FAO to join the hack against hunger during the WSIS forum that takes place in Geneva, March 2018.