UNDP Data Hackathon in Beirut, Lebanon

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Apply for the UNDP Data Hackathon in Beirut, Lebanon

This is an open call for all youth in the Arab region (aged 18-30) to participate in the First SDGs Data Dive Camp in the Arab region with an opportunity to produce visual content on development issues of their concern and win valuable cash prize

Deadline for submission is September 10, 2017

Within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Arab Development Portal (ADP) is launching an open data hackathon titled “Visualize 2030” – the First SDGs Data Dive Camp in the Arab Region – whereby it calls upon youth to visualize how their country or the Arab region would look like by 2030.

Target audience

ARE YOU

  • a coder, hacker, programmer, designer, data analyst, data scientist, statistician, development practitioner, photographer or enthusiast?
  • skilled enough to process data and produce innovative and creative stories?
  • concerned with the future of your country or the Arab region? Or are you simply thinking about how to improve your life and the lives of others?

DO YOU

  • have a vision for your country? Or do you have serious concerns over the future of your country or the Arab region and feel pessimistic about the future?
  • have something to say about your country or region?
  • have ANYTHING TO SAY about your concerns, aspirations, priorities, dreams, etc.?

You are invited either to dream of the country or region you wish to live in by 2030 or dig deep into your greatest fears to visualize what you don’t want to see happening by 2030.

APPLY NOW to join Visualize 2030 – 5-day SDGs Data Dive Camp –  to compete with other data and development enthusiasts from the region and become part of a challenging event bringing together representatives from tech giants, leading data scientists, designers, development practitioners, influencers and many others.  All the applicants’ expenses will be covered by UNDP.

Topics to be addressed

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Technical requirements

The applicants can apply as individuals or form teams of up to 3 members each.

Interested individual applicants are expected to submit:

  1. a letter of interest: a motivational letter to participate in the camp [up to 2 pages]
  2. professional portfolio [be creative in presenting your portfolio]
  3. application on the project/idea you wish to develop [completely filled]
  4. samples of previous work [in the format you think suitable]

In the case of teams, the following should be submitted

  1. a joint letter of interest enclosing how their participation as a team is of value-added [up to 2 pages]
  2. professional portfolio of each team member [be creative in presenting your portfolio]
  3. application on the project/idea the team to be addressed [completely filled]
  4. samples of previous work as a team or individual [in the format you think suitable]
  • Incomplete submissions will be automatically considered non-eligible.
  • You can present your submissions in English or Arabic.
  • Participants are expected to be from the Arab region.

 

Send applications to ADP@undp.org

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