The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is launching the Big Data for Development (BD4D) Innovation Program. Applications are open until Wednesday, 12th June (11 PM EAT).
The BD4D Innovation Program (BD4D-IP) aims to support emerging young African data scientists to generate innovative solutions that leverage new and non-traditional sources of data to address development challenges. The BD4D-IP aims to:
- Build knowledge and skills in Design Thinking and Big Data Analytics and Techniques
- Provide an opportunity to apply big data tools and techniques to solve development challenges
- Provide a platform to network and collaborate for emerging young African data scientists
Young African data scientists will use big data tools and techniques to solve one of the following challenges:
- Youth Employment
- Financial Inclusion
- Food Security
By the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to apply to pitch their solutions at the BD4D Innovation Challenge (BD4D-IC) and win seed funding grants of up to USD 10,000.