DATA4CHANGE is a 5-day design sprint where the best local, regional and international talent in data, design, journalism and technology are teamed up with NGOs that collect data.
Together, they create high-level prototypes of data-driven projects or campaigns aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. This year, the theme for the event is digital rights and freedom of expression online in Africa and the Middle East.
A DATA4CHANGE event is fast paced, so you need to be someone who thrives under pressure. You also need to love teamwork, because DATA4CHANGE is all about collaboration and skill sharing across borders and disciplines.
DATA4CHANGE invite applications from talented and passionate designers, developers, data researchers and journalists. This is a highly sought after opportunity and the application process is very competitive. Applicants are assessed on the quality of their portfolio submission and their description of their work.
BENEFITS / PERKS
All travel and accommodation expenses for international and non-local participants are fully funded by DATA4CHANGE. Participants are also provided a modest per diem to cover additional in-country costs. All participants receive a certificate, and become a member of the exclusive DATA4CHANGE network.
Our events are often described as “life changing” and we expect nothing less of our Nairobi event. By attending DATA4CHANGE you will learn new skills and make new friends from all over the world who are as passionate as you about using data for social good. Many people who have attended our events have found new exciting jobs opportunities and collaborators as a result.
30 May - 3 June 2019