The webinar will introduce the goals and partners of the challenge, types of ideas and proposals that we look to support, eligibility criteria for applicants, and timeline of the process.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a human tragedy, impacting people around the world. The social and economic costs are huge, and they are contributing to a global slowdown affecting every country and community. The African continent, like much of the world, has been badly affected.
Policymakers need much more detailed analysis and actionable insights to guide their decisions, support actions of huge significance, and monitor their impact. The prevalence of alternative data—even in traditionally data-sparse countries—and advances in data science provide a unique opportunity to experiment with new data collaboratives that bridge data sets, partners and expertise, and stakeholders to generate actionable intelligence and help decision-makers and people navigate this unprecedented crisis.
The Data4Covid19 Africa Challenge aims to address the rapidly developing situation in communities across the continent.
Click here to get more information about the challenge and access the application form