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Date Posted: Aug. 13, 2020
Location: International

Data for Good Hackathon


Category: Academe

Eskwelabs is partnering with the data team at the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) to launch its first public Data for Good Hackathon. The virtual hackathon is for those who want to learn more about how the Philippines is doing in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

Love telling stories with data? Register your team or learn more about the hackathon here: https://bit.ly/D4GHackathon

The Challenge
Choose one of the UNSDGs and investigate the performance of the Philippines over time on this goal. You may combine the UNSDG data with any other data source. You are free to engage in analyzing the dataset and telling the story of the nation's trajectory as you will. If you're wondering where to start, consider trying to answer one or more of the following questions:

  1. What expectations and objectives has the government set for this goal?
    How has the Philippines fared in meeting those objectives?
  2. How does the performance of the Philippines compare to the global context?
    What about its regional peers? Why might this be?
  3. What appear to be the drivers of this performance?
    What other factors are related to meeting success in this goal?
  4. Where does the Philippines appear to be heading in the next 5 years in relation to this goal? What expectations should citizens have of future progress given current performance?
  5. What recommendations would you make to the government or civil society to improve performance for this goal?
  6. How is the data situation for this goal in the Philippines? Did you notice any significant data gaps? Do you have any recommendation for alternative indicators that would be useful to track the progress of that nation towards this goal?

Winning Teams will receive the following:
  • Project Feature on UNSDSN
  • Mentoring Hours with Finn Woelm, Data Scientist & Analyst for UNSDSN
  • Shortlisted for the Data For Good scholarship at the Eskwelabs Data Science Fellowship for Cohort 6

Registration Deadline: August 20, 2020

Anyone can join with 3 easy steps:

  1. Register your team on https://eskwelabs.typeform.com/to/Ursn4K0s
  2. Expect to submit a 1-2 minute video of your team pitch.
  3. Join our Slack community for hackathon updates!

Teams should consist of 2-5 members
Deadline for Team Application: August 20th

Company Name: Eskwelabs

Eskwelabs is a Singapore-based social enterprise building talent in ASEAN for the future of work. We believe in the potential for everyone to learn and develop into their best selves. We do that by providing access to in-demand skills training to launch careers.

Contact Information: https://bit.ly/D4GHackathon