DATA INNOVATION

CHALLENGE

Estimate poverty rates across borders using social media data

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the UNICEF Data Innovation Challenge. This opportunity has been curated by the UNICEF Innovation Fund for students in select courses at Georgia Tech, New York University, and University of Arizona. By successfully completing this project, you will be issued with a Certificate of Professional Development by UNICEF, certifying your skills in applying data to solve international development challenges. Students who submit extraordinary solutions may receive publicity as rising stars in the data field, and may also have the opportunity to work alongside UNICEF to bring your solutions to life. 

 

"In 2017, innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. The speed at which global problems -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children -- disrupt the lives of children around the world is only getting faster. UNICEF innovates in order to stay agile and find solutions to the evolving challenges affecting all children."

 

-- UNICEF Innovation Team

CHALLENGE

The ImpactEd system ignites the next generation of education by connecting classrooms with virtual real-world assignments designed by top educators and employers such as eBay, NASA, and UNICEF. Our projects give students the skills and experiences they need to drive industry and society forward.

 

Welcome to the UNICEF Data Innovation Challenge. This opportunity has been curated by the UNICEF Innovation Fund for students in select courses at Georgia Tech, New York University, and University of Arizona. By successfully completing this project, you will be issued with a Certificate of Professional Development by UNICEF, certifying your skills in applying data to solve international development challenges. Students who submit extraordinary solutions may receive publicity as rising stars in the data field, and may also have the opportunity to work alongside UNICEF to bring your solutions to life. 

 

"In 2017, innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. The speed at which global problems -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children -- disrupt the lives of children around the world is only getting faster. UNICEF innovates in order to stay agile and find solutions to the evolving challenges affecting all children."

OPPORTUNITY

The ImpactEd system ignites the next generation of education by connecting classrooms with virtual real-world assignments designed by top educators and employers such as eBay, NASA, and UNICEF. Our projects give students the skills and experiences they need to drive industry and society forward.

 

Welcome to the UNICEF Data Innovation Challenge. This opportunity has been curated by the UNICEF Innovation Fund for students in select courses at Georgia Tech, New York University, and University of Arizona. By successfully completing this project, you will be issued with a Certificate of Professional Development by UNICEF, certifying your skills in applying data to solve international development challenges. Students who submit extraordinary solutions may receive publicity as rising stars in the data field, and may also have the opportunity to work alongside UNICEF to bring your solutions to life. 

 

"In 2017, innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. The speed at which global problems -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children -- disrupt the lives of children around the world is only getting faster. UNICEF innovates in order to stay agile and find solutions to the evolving challenges affecting all children."​

MISSION

Estimate poverty rates across borders using social media data. 

Welcome to the UNICEF Data Innovation Challenge. This opportunity has been curated by the UNICEF Innovation Fund for students in select courses at Georgia Tech, New York University, and University of Arizona. By successfully completing this project, you will be issued with a Certificate of Professional Development by UNICEF, certifying your skills in applying data to solve international development challenges. Students who submit extraordinary solutions may receive publicity as rising stars in the data field, and may also have the opportunity to work alongside UNICEF to bring your solutions to life. 

 

"In 2017, innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. The speed at which global problems -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children -- disrupt the lives of children around the world is only getting faster. UNICEF innovates in order to stay agile and find solutions to the evolving challenges affecting all children."

TOOLBOX

You will be provided with the following data sets: 

  • Real HDI

  • Estimated HDI (using data from Twitter)

  • Temporal patterns

  • Network data

  • Predictability data

 

DATA INNOVATION

CHALLENGE

Estimate poverty rates across borders using social media data

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the UNICEF Data Innovation Challenge. This opportunity has been curated by the UNICEF Innovation Fund for students in select courses at Georgia Tech, New York University, and University of Arizona. By successfully completing this project, you will be issued with a Certificate of Professional Development by UNICEF, certifying your skills in applying data to solve international development challenges. Students who submit extraordinary solutions may receive publicity as rising stars in the data field, and may also have the opportunity to work alongside UNICEF to bring your solutions to life. 

 

"In 2017, innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. The speed at which global problems -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children -- disrupt the lives of children around the world is only getting faster. UNICEF innovates in order to stay agile and find solutions to the evolving challenges affecting all children."

 

-- UNICEF Innovation Team

CHALLENGE

The ImpactEd system ignites the next generation of education by connecting classrooms with virtual real-world assignments designed by top educators and employers such as eBay, NASA, and UNICEF. Our projects give students the skills and experiences they need to drive industry and society forward.

 

Welcome to the UNICEF Data Innovation Challenge. This opportunity has been curated by the UNICEF Innovation Fund for students in select courses at Georgia Tech, New York University, and University of Arizona. By successfully completing this project, you will be issued with a Certificate of Professional Development by UNICEF, certifying your skills in applying data to solve international development challenges. Students who submit extraordinary solutions may receive publicity as rising stars in the data field, and may also have the opportunity to work alongside UNICEF to bring your solutions to life. 

 

"In 2017, innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. The speed at which global problems -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children -- disrupt the lives of children around the world is only getting faster. UNICEF innovates in order to stay agile and find solutions to the evolving challenges affecting all children."

OPPORTUNITY

The ImpactEd system ignites the next generation of education by connecting classrooms with virtual real-world assignments designed by top educators and employers such as eBay, NASA, and UNICEF. Our projects give students the skills and experiences they need to drive industry and society forward.

 

Welcome to the UNICEF Data Innovation Challenge. This opportunity has been curated by the UNICEF Innovation Fund for students in select courses at Georgia Tech, New York University, and University of Arizona. By successfully completing this project, you will be issued with a Certificate of Professional Development by UNICEF, certifying your skills in applying data to solve international development challenges. Students who submit extraordinary solutions may receive publicity as rising stars in the data field, and may also have the opportunity to work alongside UNICEF to bring your solutions to life. 

 

"In 2017, innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. The speed at which global problems -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children -- disrupt the lives of children around the world is only getting faster. UNICEF innovates in order to stay agile and find solutions to the evolving challenges affecting all children."​

MISSION

Estimate poverty rates across borders using social media data. 

Welcome to the UNICEF Data Innovation Challenge. This opportunity has been curated by the UNICEF Innovation Fund for students in select courses at Georgia Tech, New York University, and University of Arizona. By successfully completing this project, you will be issued with a Certificate of Professional Development by UNICEF, certifying your skills in applying data to solve international development challenges. Students who submit extraordinary solutions may receive publicity as rising stars in the data field, and may also have the opportunity to work alongside UNICEF to bring your solutions to life. 

 

"In 2017, innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. The speed at which global problems -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children -- disrupt the lives of children around the world is only getting faster. UNICEF innovates in order to stay agile and find solutions to the evolving challenges affecting all children."

TOOLBOX

You will be provided with the following data sets: 

  • Real HDI

  • Estimated HDI (using data from Twitter)

  • Temporal patterns

  • Network data

  • Predictability data

IMPACT

Create the first ever interactive tool for tracking poverty in real time. 

 

Welcome to the UNICEF Data Innovation Challenge. This opportunity has been curated by the UNICEF Innovation Fund for students in select courses at Georgia Tech, New York University, and University of Arizona. By successfully completing this project, you will be issued with a Certificate of Professional Development by UNICEF, certifying your skills in applying data to solve international development challenges. Students who submit extraordinary solutions may receive publicity as rising stars in the data field, and may also have the opportunity to work alongside UNICEF to bring your solutions to life. 

 

"In 2017, innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. The speed at which global problems -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children -- disrupt the lives of children around the world is only getting faster. UNICEF innovates in order to stay agile and find solutions to the evolving challenges affecting all children."

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