ReSAKSS Data challenge 2019 for Data Enthusiasts

Mwisho wa Maombi: Aprili 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 mawazo to generate innovative knowledge, zana na yaliyomo. Prizes will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories:

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

Category 2 XCHARX Sanaa ya Visual: The most innovative infographic, illustration, video

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


Inalengwa washiriki include but are not limited kwa researchers, analysts, na students in all disciplines, artists, media specialists, coders, developers, high school teams, mtu yeyote Afrika na kutoka the diaspora who is passionate about data and willing to create an innovative content, product or huduma 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.


Essays and Reports

Jamii moja

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

Sanaa ya Visual
Jamii ya mbili
The most innovative infographic, illustration, video. 3000 $
2000 $
1000 $

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


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 Oktoba 2019

Kwa Taarifa Zaidi:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ReSAKSS Data challenge 2019


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