Visualize 2030

Are you a coder, hacker, programmer, designer, data analyst, data scientist, statisticians, development practitioners, photographers or enthusiast? 

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

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.​

What is Visualize 2030?

Visualize 2030 will bring together the top 30 participants (individuals and teams) to participate in a data dive adventure in order to collectively think and engage with one another to unleash the power of data: create and produce visual content such as infographics, illustrations, and videos using the ADP Database and other sources. The participants will have the chance to meet the evaluation committee experts, representatives from tech giants, international and regional NGOs, and media institutions and to attend informational seminars on:

  • Open data for SDGs
  • Ethical use of data
  • Data efficiency and effective visualization
  • Data crunching: How to make use of data?
  • Successful data-driven initiatives

On the last day of Visualize 2030, the evaluation committee will select the top 3 winners to be offered valuable cash prizes

When & where is it? 

19-23 October, 2017

Beirut, Lebanon

All the applicants’ expenses will be covered by UNDP.

ADP are looking for candidates who are: 

  • Skilled enough to process data and produce innovative and creative stories
  • Concerned with the future of their country and Arab region
  • Passionate about improving the lives of others
  • Between the ages of 18-30
  • Based in the Arab region

Technical requirements:

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

Individuals must submit:

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

Teams must submit:

  • a joint letter of interest enclosing how their participation as a team is of value-added [up to 2 pages]
  • professional portfolio of each team member [be creative in presenting your portfolio]
  • application on the project/idea the team to be addressed [completely filled]
  • samples of previous work as a team or individual [in the format you think suitable]   
  • You can present your submissions in English or Arabic.

How to submit your application

Download the application for individuals here

Download the application for teams here. 

Send your complete application to the following email [email protected]

Deadline: 10 September, 2017