Applications are now open for designers, journalists, data researchers, and web developers to attend this year’s DATA4CHANGE flagship event in Nairobi, Kenya. Do you have what it takes to join the new cohort of talented people who are passionate about data and design for social good? The event is planned from 30 May -3 June 2019.
The event is a 5-day design sprint where multidisciplinary teams consisting of 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, all of the NGOs who attend are working on topics relating to digital rights, internet freedom and/or freedom of expression online in Africa and the Middle East.
DATA4CHANGE invites applications from talented and passionate data researchers and analysts, graphic designers, UX designers, web developers, and data journalists. Because each creative team only has 4-6 members, they are especially fond of people with more than one skill set.
The application process is very competitive. On average, more than 20 people apply for each available spot at the design sprints.
Selected candidates will be allowed to:
Travel and accommodation: They cover travel and accommodation for all international and non-local participants to the event in Nairobi, Kenya. Although you must purchase your own travel insurance, without proof of that we won’t let you come, safety first.
Per diem: Participants are also provided a modest per diem to cover additional expenses such as taxis and food.
Certificate: After the event, you will receive a certificate and you will be added to their exclusive network.
New skills, new friends, and new opportunities: The events are often described as “life changing” and they expect nothing less of 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 such events have found new exciting jobs opportunities and collaborators as a result. They also promise that you will have a really fun time
How to apply
To apply you have to fill out an application form, submit your CV and a 5-page portfolio in PDF format. In your portfolio, we want to see examples of your work and your processes.
The deadline for applications is Thursday the 28th of February at 5 pm GMT,
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