ReSAKSS Data challenge 2019 for Data Enthusiasts

Application Deadline: April 15th 2019

The ReSAKSS Data Challenge is a competition for enthusiastic data users to showcase their creativity and analytical skills using data and other resources on the ReSAKSS website to develop an innovative knowledge product or project that addresses a development challenge faced by Africa.

The Annual ReSAKSS challenge is an Africa wide -diaspora included- four (4)-category challenge encouraging participants to use their imagination to generate innovative knowledge, tools and content. Prizes will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories:

Category 1 – Essays and Reports: The most innovative research paper, article, essay, or journal article bringing solution to African issues.

Category 2 – Visual Arts: The most innovative infographic, illustration, video

Category 3 – IT products and services: The most innovative applications and tools Category 4 – High School Projects: The most innovative high school project

Requirements:

Targeted participants include but are not limited to researchers, analysts, and students in all disciplines, artists, media specialists, coders, developers, high school teams, anyone in Africa and from the diaspora who is passionate about data and willing to create an innovative content, product or service relevant to social and economic development issues facing African countries.

The ReSAKSS DATA challenge is an opportunity for researchers and analysts to experiment, discover new tools, and create a community of practice that will work data in the most innovative way.

It will enable other groups of actors, whether in business, the media, or arts, to create content in their own liner of occupation. It allows civil society organizations to develop content for advocacy. More generally, diverse communities with different backgrounds can come together use data to generate knowledge, discuss and exchange on their common interest for data.

Prizes

Essays and Reports

Category One

The most innovative research paper, article, essay, or journal article bringing solution to African issues. 3000 $
2000 $
1000 $

Visual Arts
Category Two
The most innovative infographic, illustration, video. 3000 $
2000 $
1000 $

IT products and services
Category Three
The most innovative applications and tools. 3000 $
2000 $
1000 $


Timeline:

ACTIVITIESWHEN
Eligible participants submit their application December 15th, 2018, to April 15th 2019
Jury selects top ten products/projects and top three winners for each of the four competition categories June 15th, 2019, July 15th, 2019
Announcement of winners July 15th 1, 2019
Presentation of awards to winners during the 2019 ReSAKSS Annual Conference in Nairobi, Kenya October 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ReSAKSS Data challenge 2019

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