Kevin Richardson Foundation
Sep
16
to Nov 12

Kevin Richardson Foundation

Organization

The Kevin Richardson Foundation firmly believes in integrated conservation. This means that if communities in contact with wild species do not experience the tangible benefits of protecting wildlife, then human/wildlife conflict and poaching will persist. The foundation thus seeks to support like-minded organizations that have proven and measurable methods in investing in the education and the creation of jobs, for the benefit of those within the outlying communities. We will also respond to the unique needs of communities close to the habitats we seek to purchase and protect. The foundation seeks to enable children all over South Africa to have access to their wildlife by funded visits to the sanctuary, game drives and other initiatives. In 2019 the Foundation will be launching the Kevin Richardson Scholarship to support academic studies aimed towards finding conservation solutions for South Africa’s threatened wildlife.

https://kevinrichardsonfoundation.org/

Project Information

We need a dashboard that shows an overview of the dire situation of lions today. We want visually communicate the issues facing 1. Wild Lions and 2. Captive Lions. Captive lions are treated like farmed animals and have an economic life cycle. We would like to explain this visually as tourism affects this life cycle and has a role in the trade in animal parts. We would like to have this visualization on our website, but also as a downloadable A3 poster for collaborators and advocacy campaigners to be able to print out and display as educational information in their places of work (schools, community halls, travel agencies etc. Secondary output would be a flyer for our foundation that outlines our aims and who we are.

Call-to-Action

Audience

All english speaking youth and adults (more or less age 12 +)

Data

  • Brand Identity files (logos and web mockups)

  • VizForSocialGood outputs brief

  • Status of Lions explanation (copy)

  • Licensed photos of lions (captive and wild), photo of Kevin Richardson, licensed photos that could be used for life cycle of farmed/captive lions

  • DATA (stats on lions) in Excel sheet


How to Participate

  • Sign up as a volunteer, if you haven’t.

  • Use the hashtag #VizforSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 

  • Mention @DataChloe.

 

Deadline

11/12/2018 (11:59 pm PST). 

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United Nations Development Programme
Jul
29
to Sep 15

United Nations Development Programme

Organization

The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations' global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

http://www.undp.org

 

Project Information

UNDP has developed an internal platform to support both the agency – and the UN system as a whole – to harness data science and data visualization tools in order to more effectively analyses the risks of crises and to be able to communicate these risks to key decision makers. This platform is called the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD) and is deployed in various configurations covering different regions or countries, and different types of crises. Crisis contexts tend to be very complex, giving rise to questions such as: what is happening? where is it happening? who is involved? who is affected? what has resulted in the current crisis? what continues to fuel the current crisis? what are mitigating actions being taken? how effective are they? where might the crisis of tomorrow emerge?

At the same time, the amount of data and information available is vast, making next-to-real time analysis challenging. UNDP seeks to continue to develop creative and effective ways through which to help analysts and decision-makers access and make use of this information. The produced visualization should be interactive and intuitive, dashboard-based, and presented in a single interface through an integrated combination of maps, various graph and chart-types, and nominal text. A crucial aspect of the CRD is the ability to overly and compare various types of data – for example, an end user might want to navigate various available datasets to better understand where there are clusters of violent incidents (and whether these incidents are increasing or decreasing in frequency) and where there are particularly vulnerable populations (e.g. with high incidence of poverty, high food insecurity, poor access to basic services, etc.). Being able to cross-reference various data sets allows for an understanding of people most affected or most in need of support.

The visualizations will be accessed via UNDP’s internal Crisis Risk Dashboard platform online.

Note: the internal platform is Tableau-based, therefore all visualizations produced should be developed using Tableau Desktop, and produced as Tableau package files.

 

Audience

Visualizations developed by the Viz for Social Good community will be used to inspire and further develop Crisis Risk Dashboards for various UNDP offices around the world. These visualizations will be used by crisis risk analysts to assess and understand risks of crisis, by programme managers to inform the design, development, and management of programmes, and by senior level decision-makers to guide UNDP and the UN system’s engagement in a particular country or region.

 

Data

ACLED: incidents of political violence
- Each row represents one incident of political violence
- Each column is labeled. Key columns include location (including lat-lon), date, type of incident, number of fatalities
- Make use of historical data of the last 10 years to support trends analysis
- Format is CSV
- Data URL (AFRICA 1997-PRESENT): https://www.acleddata.com/download/2909/
 

INFORM (subnational, Sahel)
- Each row represents a particular region in a Sahel country
- Each column represents different types of risks and the corresponding risk rating (suggest pivoting the table resulting in columns: country, admin 1, ISO3, ISO-ADMIN1, indicator, and risk rating)
- Format is xls
- Data URL:
http://www.inform-index.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Nw4L_Q-UAjc%3d&tabid=142&portalid=0
(use tab / data sheet: “INFORM SAHEL June 2017 (a-z)”)

 

How to Participate

  • Sign up as a volunteer
  • Use the hashtag #VizforSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @DataChloe and @UNDP.

 

Deadline

09/15/2018 (11:59 pm PST). 

 

Others

Given potential sensitivities of developing crisis risk dashboards in some countries, this project does not specific any particular country, but rather encourages the Viz for Social Good community to develop a dashboard that focuses either on one country within the Sahel or the Sahel region as a whole given the available data. Sahel countries include: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal.

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International Organisation for Migration
Jun
4
to Jul 25

International Organisation for Migration

ORGANIZATION

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 169 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

https://www.iom.int/

 

PROJECT

We are looking for new ways to visualize the data that we host and display on the Counter Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC). We want to look at options for new graphs types, more interactive visualizations and ways of hosting and displaying customized solutions on the existing platform.

Our target audience is other members of the counter-trafficking community, researchers, academia, NGOs, and policymakers.

We would be using the data visualization for the CTDC website, social media, and press.

 

DATA 

 

RESOURCE

Logos and project concept

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer
  • Use the hashtag #VizforSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @DataChloe and @UNmigration.

 

DEADLINE

  • July 25th, 2018 (11:59 pm PST). 
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Bee Informed (Collaboration with #MakeoverMonday)
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Bee Informed (Collaboration with #MakeoverMonday)

ORGANIZATION

The Bee Informed Partnership is a collaboration of efforts across the country from some of the leading research labs and universities in agriculture and science to better understand honey bee declines in the United States. Supported initially by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture but now a not-for-profit, we’re working with beekeepers to better understand how we can keep healthier bees.

The key to our success is the true partnership we maintain across a wide range of disciplines including traditional honey bee science, economics, statistics, and medical research that makes all these tools available to this important research. And just as important as the tools are the people. We not only have the leading researchers in the honey bee industry, we also have advisory boards from the commercial beekeeping industries, almond and other commercial growers, as well as naturalists and conservationists from across the country.

https://beeinformed.org

 

PROJECT 

This is a special collaboration with the #MakeoverMonday community to visualize Bee Colony Loss in the U.S.. 

 

DATA

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer
  • Use the hashtag #VizforSocialGood and #MakeoverMonday on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @DataChloe, @TriMyData, @VizWizBI. 

 

DEADLINE

  • May 5th, 2018 (11:59 pm PST). 
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Dear Tech People
Apr
20
to May 25

Dear Tech People

ORGANIZATION

Dear Tech People is dedicated to unearthing the data behind diversity in tech, starting with a race/gender ranking of 100 top tech companies. 

Most of us agree that tech could be a little more diverse. After talking to 50 HR leaders and hundreds of employees, we found diversity data to be incredibly sparse. We analyzed thousands of profiles and now have the data to hold companies accountable. We hope our data empowers advocates to push for change.

http://www.deartechpeople.com/

 

PROJECT 

An interactive visualization displaying data for on race and gender for sub-industries within tech (Ex. fashion tech companies, security tech companies, etc). We want a way to display the information by industry within the tech space, because it will give a better context for how diverse and inclusive a company is. We’d love for participants to think about how their visualizations could be interactive and engaging. 

Dear Tech People v1 was all about transparency. For Dear Tech People v2, we want to provide more context. We still want users to be able to see race and gender breakdowns for every company, but we also want to allow for more meaningful comparisons, primarily 1) within sectors and for customer types, 2) highlighting intersectionality (women of color), and 3) allowing for a degree of interactivity so users can better use our data to answer their specific and unique questions. For maximum flexibility in our implementation, we’d love to see submissions keep it at 960 pixels wide. 

Selected visualization will be displayed front and center on our website!

 

CALL-TO-ACTION

We hope people leverage Dear Tech People data to make the internal case to invest in inclusion initiatives at their companies—like sending engineers to Grace Hopper, sourcing interns from HBCUs, or instituting bias training.

 

AUDIENCE

Our target audience is diversity advocates at companies.

 

DATA

company_table that contains 100 companies (each column is # of [race] [gender] combination as for Overall, Technical roles only, and Leadership Roles only)

Columns: 

  • sector, customer_base - tags that we use to categorize company types for more meaningful cross company comparison; we hope this helps companies better compare themselves to other companies structured similarly or facing the same challenges
  • technical_woc - women of color (woc) in technical roles
  • moc_leadership - men of color (moc) in leadership roles
  • ranking_score, ranking_technical, ranking_leadership - this is the index score that evaluates diversity holistically; it’s how we currently rank the companies
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United Nations Special Coordinator's Office for the Middle East Peace Process
Mar
23
to Apr 20

United Nations Special Coordinator's Office for the Middle East Peace Process

ORGANIZATION

United Nations Special Coordinator's Office for the Middle East Peace Process

UNSCO represents the Secretary-General and leads the UN system in all political and diplomatic efforts related to the peace process, including in the Middle East Quartet. UNSCO also coordinates the humanitarian and development work of UN agencies and programmes in the occupied Palestinian territory, in support of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian people. UN Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply committed to peace in the Middle East. The UN works for the creation of an independent State of Palestine living side-by-side in peace with the State of Israel, and a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, in accordance with relevant UN resolutions and international law.

https://unsco.unmissions.org/

 

PROJECT 

We are looking for a snapshot of the conditions of four vulnerable groups in Palestine to enhance livelihood opportunities for Palestinians and provide social protection for those in need.. The idea would be to look at the whole picture but also to disaggregate by area, i.e. West Bank and Gaza. We want to see if there are any meaningful patterns we are not seeing right away.

The selected visualization will be featured in the UN Development Group's silofighters blog: https://undg.org/silofighters/

 

AUDIENCE

Development practitioners including other UN Country Teams

 

DATA

The link below takes you to a folder called DOCO_DATA. In it is one excel file with four worksheets, one for each group. There is also a word file with the survey questionnaires for the four groups. The survey questionnaires provide details on each variable. 

The last column of each excel worksheet indicates whether the location is in Gaza or West Bank. 

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer
  • Use the hashtag #VizforSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @DataChloe and @UNSCO_MEPP.

 

DEADLINE

  • April 20th, 2018 (11:59 pm PST). 
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Pollicy
Feb
15
to Mar 15

Pollicy

ORGANIZATION

Pollicy is a civic technology organization based in Kampala, Uganda. We are passionate about the use of data, design, and technology to revolutionize how citizens and governments interact in Uganda and across the region. More specifically, Vote: Women aims to amplify the promotion of women in Uganda into politics by providing a platform for support every step of the way. We achieve this through capacity development, fundraising, and campaign management using innovation, technology and a sense of community. While only 23 percent of African national parliamentarians were women as of June 2016, Vote: Women aims to empower women to follow their ambitions of civic leadership and women’s representation.

http://pollicy.org

votewomen.pollicy.org

 

PROJECT

Pollicy is looking to celebrate the achievement that women have accomplished in the past and highlight the potential opportunities that we can do to support more women in leadership positions, and particularly, women leaders focused on women's issues. There is currently little data to show a) the need b) the challenges c) the general overview of issues around promoting women in political positions. 

Potential opportunities and areas that we can do to improve

  1. Low Literacy levels.
  2. Intimidation within various communities.
  3. Limited financial resources that can be used throughout the campaign process.
  4. There is an absence of a focus on gender equality in leadership.

 

COMMUNICATION GOALS 

We would like to use these visualizations as a springboard to creating dialogue on women's leadership in Uganda and the overall East Africa region, and from there launch our capacity programs. Next week, we're hosting our first DataLadies Meetup to begin this conversation around data usage and aim to expand this more broadly to aspiring women politicians as well as incumbents to better understand their constituencies. Uganda has had over 130 female leaders in the political sphere since 1962, most of them occupying ministerial positions. In the current Parliament, there are 386 members, of which 135 (34.97%) are women.

We will use numerous methods of dissemination this information:

  • Small group meetings to discuss the results
  • Print material to share with the 45 CSOs working on women's issues
  • Posted on our VOTE: Women website
  • Shared on our various social media channels (Twitter and Facebook)

 

DATA

 

OTHER RESOURCES

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer
  • Use the hashtag #VizforSocialGood and #VisualizeDiversity on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @DataChloe and @PollicyOrg.
  • You can also share your visualization in the insights tab of the data.world

 

DEADLINE

  • February 21st, 2018 (11:59 pm PST). If you'd like to potentially be featured by Tableau Public.  
  • March 15th, 2018 (11:59 pm PST).
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Tomorrow Today (Papa Baiden)
Jan
1
to Feb 15

Tomorrow Today (Papa Baiden)

ORGANIZATION

Homelessness is not acceptable. Not in 2018, and not in one of the richest countries in the world; the UK. We can’t end it overnight. Nor can we do it on our own. But our project lays out our motivations, scale of ambition, and plan for how we will lead the change in a unique way as an agile, independent social enterprise making policy change happen, whilst creating the public interest to make the conditions for change more likely.

The need for reform in the way homelessness is dealt with in law is great, as the current system is just not working- that's according to the facts. We can do better, but larger organisations seem to be mainly occupied with provision of care, or pushing for change that might not be at the heart of the issue. Precision, the ability to collaborate, and the empowerment of an incredible team will allow us, Tomorrow Today, to lead and guide the change needed. 

Our social enterprise, Tomorrow Today, plans to launch with the sole purpose of delivering the “In Our Hands” project which we expect to take 5 years to deliver. When considering the total social and financial benefits, the value of complete project delivery to UK society is £40.3bn. The benefits of our goals once realised are detailed in our Business Plan document on our website, in the hope that it will be clear why you'd want to support the project and help us deliver the mission.

Our work breaks down into 4 main work streams: Relief Work, Public Engagement, Collaboration, and Policy Change.

Relief Work
Through our In Our Hands Project, we are using crowdfunding to provide rough sleepers with a relief for living costs, enlisting support to get them job ready, and helping them find employment. Our turnaround time for each client is 4 months from rough sleeper to full-time employment. This unique approach to offering a path out of poverty for people sleeping rough is scalable, and with enough successes, we hope to help people across the world use the same methods.

Public Engagement
Tomorrow Today engages the public with the issues we tackle. Our work on homelessness creates greater dialogue in person at the talks we hold, and on social media channels we use to. An informed and engaged crowd is absolutely essential to our Theory of Change: “A populace that is better informed about the PREVALENCE of an issue, it’s CAUSES, and how decision makers HANDLE IT, are much more likely to create an INFORMED OPINION of their own, and engage with SOLVING IT.”

A large portion of the “informing the public” work will revolve around the In Our Hands book. The engagement work (closely linked to informing really) will take shape both in person, and digitally using devices such as podcasts, videos, social media posts, and a blog. We intend to become the go-to resource for informed conversation on ending homelessness.

Collaboration
Tomorrow Today recognises the work of other legendary charities and organizations in the field of homelessness. Our intention is to bring about more collaboration in the homelessness relief scene, as we feel that we will have more impact collectively. As an innovative group, we hope to only be a force for good, but to genuinely advance the agenda for homeless people. We want to work alongside other organisations making real meaningful and positive change.

Policy Change
The morality of an era is reflected by it’s laws, as people often have no incentive (other than profits) to behave any better. With this in mind, we think the UK is better than what the law currently reflects of us. We have the capacity and the resources to engage with the problem of homelessness in a much better way. Tomorrow Today has clear vision on what ‘better’ looks like, and intends to engage with policy makers to ensure these perspectives are heard, considered, and hopefully adopted.

http://www.papabaiden.com/

 

PROJECT

We need an in-depth dashboard that helps people understand the homelessness issues. The data visualisations will be featured on the website, Facebook group, Twitter, and Instagram. 

 

COMMUNICATION GOAL

To bring about a strategic end to the conditions that create homelessness in the UK.

 

DATA

Housing table file name: LT_615
What it shows: Table 615 All long-term1234 vacant dwellings by local authority district, England, from 2004 to 2016
Key data: mainly in column S. main interest is totals for England (S8), London (S428), and can use fields E and F to find key comparison cities like Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, Brighton.

Rough sleeper count filename: Rough_Sleeping_Autumn_2016_Final_Tables
What it shows: Street counts and estimates of rough sleeping in England, Autumn1 2010 - 2016
Key data: rows 6 and 7. change over time

Qualitative report on rough sleeper count document: This sets out a description of the numbers in the file just above. It also contains the count from the group called CHAIN (combined homelessness and information network). This is the number we want to have compared to the national statistic.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer
  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe.

 

DEADLINE

February 15th, 2018 (11:59 pm PST).

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UNICEF
Dec
5
to Dec 25

UNICEF

ORGANIZATION

The United Nations Children's Fund is a United Nations programme headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

https://www.unicef.org/

 

PROJECT

Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, the State of the World's Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. We are launching the report next week on Monday (December 11th) and part of this report are extensive data tables on all sorts of topics that UNICEF works on. 

UNICEF has learned through experience that problems that go unmeasured often go unsolved. We believe that consistent, credible data about children’s situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to realizing the rights of every child. We are aiming to showcase this data in an accessible and user-friendly format. 

We need an in-depth dashboard that

  • shows the indicators from a global perspective
  • shows the indicators for each country.

Selected visualizations will be featured on data.unicef.org and possibly on unicef.org(Any visualization that is used on UNICEF channels will probably have to go through some fine tune adjustments.)

 

DATA

The data is already flattened and cleaned and in Excel, covering 190 countries. The pertaining Excel sheets are organized by thematic subject area (i.e. education, health, demographics etc.) The indicators differ, in most cases they indicate prevalence in percent, sometimes a total number, sometimes a rate (i.e. female as a % of male). 

 

RESOURCE

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer
  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe and @UNICEFData.

 

DEADLINE

  • December 10th, 2017 (11:59pm PST). (Highly recommended, if you want your visualization to be featured during the report launch)
  • December 25th, 2017 (11:59pm PST).
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United Nations in Papua New Guinea
Nov
10
to Dec 1

United Nations in Papua New Guinea

ORGANIZATION

The United Nations (UN) in Papua New Guinea is represented by twenty UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes and supports the Government of Papua New Guinea in pursuing the national development agenda, including the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The UN System in Papua New Guinea has worked extensively with the Government to localize the SDGs and integrate them into the national development framework. With 85 percent of the country’s population living in rural areas with underdeveloped infrastructure, and approximately 30 percent of the population not accessing any form of media, such inaccessibility to people also limits data availability, particularly disaggregated data. As identification of the most disadvantaged is key to implementing the SDGs, the UN Communication Group, made up of UN Communication Specialists in Papua New Guinea, has undertaken a project to collect disaggregated data by using an innovative SMS platform. 

pg.one.un.org/

 

OBJECTIVE

The goal is to visualize data sets related the SDGs indicators gathered from over 8,000 SMS survey participants across 22 provinces in Papua New Guinea. Raw data sets in excel format need to be disaggregated per province, age group, and gender, and to be visualised in forms of bar and ring charts, polar area diagrams, and proportional symbol maps etc, where appropriate.

The visualized data sets will be shared with the network of development practitioners including the government, academia, development partners, NGOs, private sector, and media through the recently launched PNG Data 4 Development Network through the data-sharing web-platform. They will be also shared to the wider open public through local media as well as NGOs and faith-based organizations through creation and distribution of the SDGs toolkit.

 

PROJECT

The project aims at creating a set of visualized data for web and print use. Disaggregation of the data is vital to make the development planning more evidence-based. For the web-usage, an interactive format is recommended. User-friendly data visualization needs to be thought through and adapted. Selected visualization will be:

  • Featured on the PNG Data4Development Network blog
  • Featured on the UN in PNG Website and Facebook
  • Featured on the UN Development Operations Coordination Office’s Website
  • Featured through local media programs
  • Featured on the SDGs toolkit (print)

 

DATA

Data is collected on 35 areas of SDGs related indicators as well as the overall perception on the SDGs. Each data contains information on the survey answer, province, gender, and age.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Download branding guide

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Sign up as a volunteer if you haven't yet. 

  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe and @UNDP_Pacific.

 

DEADLINE

1st December, 2017 (11:59PM PST)

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African Youth Mentorship Network
Oct
15
to Oct 29

African Youth Mentorship Network

ORGANIZATION

The African Youth Mentorship Network is a foundation which aims to inspire, develop and empower African Youth through education and mentorship programs. Our goal is to build emotionally intelligent, socially responsible and self-confident citizens.

AYMN seeks to do a series of projects that foster the development of well-rounded individuals.  While incorporating the 2020 agenda, AYMN will be educating and mentoring youth for change. Considering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), AYMN will empower youth with competences that inspire sustainable development. AYMN will work with both boys and boys using several varied innovative approaches.  The first pilot project, BECOME will focus on a mentorship model for adolescent boys between the ages of 12 to 18 who lack positive male role models in their lives.

The BECOME project will invest in positive mentorship and education which is key to countering extremism and achieving social cohesion, security, good citizenship and harmony. Annually targeting 100 fatherless boys from single homes and orphans living in urban areas.

https://aymnetwork.org/

 

AUDIENCE

Our audience includes:

  • The Youth between the ages of 12-18
  • Private sector partners and other mentorship programs
  • Volunteers
  • Parents

 

GOAL

  • Donate
  • Become a volunteer
  • Become a mentor
  • Become a partner

 

PROJECT

Selected visualizations will be featured on communication channels. (e.g. website, publication) This will be determined and evaluated by the AYMN team.

 

DATA

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Branding guide & program info.  

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Sign up as a volunteer if you haven't yet. 

  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe.

 

DEADLINE

29th October, 2017 (11:59PM PST)

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United Nations Development Programme
Sep
3
to Sep 15

United Nations Development Programme

ORGANIZATION

The United Nations SDG Action Campaign is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the UN system-wide and the Member States on advocacy and public engagement in the SDG implementation.

Building on innovative and impactful engagement techniques deployed since 2002, the UN SDG Action Campaign intends to create awareness about the 2030 Agenda, empower and inspire people across the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while generating political will, and help make the Goals attainable by 2030. http://sdgactioncampaign.org/

 

COMMUNICATION GOALS

The United Nations MY World 2030 survey is gathering people’s views on the state of poverty, inequality and climate change, based on where you live. The project continues on from the highly successful MYWorld 2015 project which gathered and channeled the voice of over ten million people into the deliberations of what the Goals should be.

MY World 2030 is an initiative of the UN SDG Action Campaign, UNDP and the Overseas Development Institute with thousands of additional outreach partners from UN agencies and NGOs, to youth groups and private sector companies. Data will be gathered to build up a picture of progress over the next fifteen years.

https://myworld2030.org/

 

GOAL

Your vote matters. The UN is working with governments everywhere to implement the ambitious set of Goals to address extreme poverty and preserve the planet. The data from this MY World survey are publicly available and open to everyone to analyse and share. These data will be presented back to world leaders and decision makers at key moments over the next fifteen years, both formally through political processes and informally through creative ‘People’s Voices’ exhibitions and films.

 

PROJECT

Using MY World2015 data visualizations at http://data.myworld2015.org/ and recently created MYWorld 2030 data visualisations using Tableau at http://data.myworld2030.org/ as a reference, create:

  1. A visualization based on the pie charts in http://data.myworld2015.org to understand demographics (including disability status) of survey respondents.
  2. A visualization for the 3rd rating question on MYWorld, “Would you say the situation on your chosen Goal has got better, stayed the same or got worse over the past 12 months?”
  3. Any data visualization or Tableau story related to survey data which can be included in http://data.myworld2030.org/

Selected visualizations will be:

  1. Featured on UN SDG Action Campaign social media.
  2. Potentially featured on other communication channels. (e.g. website, publication) This will be determined and evaluated by UN SDG Action Campaign.
  3. Selected visualizations will be presented back to world leaders and decision makers at key moments over the next fifteen years, both formally through political processes and informally through creative ‘People’s Voices’ exhibitions and films.

 

DATA

Kindly take the survey to understand the data: https://myworld2030.org/

 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Join the live webinar for a comprehensive introduction to the project and the various people involved and a chance to ask questions ahead of the data challenge

About MYWorld

Design Resources

Global Goals Icons

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Sign up as a volunteer

  • Use the hashtags #VizForSocialGood and #MakeoverMonday on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable).
  • Mention @datachloe (Chloe, Viz for Social Good), @TriMyData (Eva, Makeover Monday), @VizWizBI (Andy, Makeover Monday) & @SDGaction (SDG Action Campaign), e.g. by tagging these Twitter handles in your images.
  • Check out this website as well as Makeover Monday for more information on these data challenges

 

TIMEFRAME

  • 3 September 2017: Data will be published
  • 4 September 2017: Official start to the data challenge
  • 15 September 2017 (11:59pm PT): deadline for submissions to Viz for Social Good and the UN SDG Action Campaign
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World Resources Institute
Jul
23
to Oct 14

World Resources Institute

ORGANIZATION

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. Our more than 700 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.

http://www.wri.org/

 

PROJECT

Climate Watch will launch just prior to COP23 (the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change) in October/November 2017. As part of a launch package, several blogs will be written highlighting some of our data. We would like some interactive visuals as below to accompany these blogs.

Examples of desired visuals can be found here. Examples are just for inspiration, so please feel free to design any type of visualization you think is suitable. You can choose one or more than one topic to visualize, but please keep visualizations separate

  • Carbon emission by country: 
    • The audience will be able to see how countries emitted carbon. 
  • Filling up the world carbon budget: 
    • Global emission slowly are filling up a confined space - the carbon budget to keep emission below 2°C. The audience would see a time animation, starting from the industrial revolution and bubbles will fly in - color coded by countries. These will fill up a circle (the budget) up half by 2011. The audience will be able to see how emission are expected to rise if now new policies are enacted and that we will most likely overflow the space by 2045. Example here
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) linkages:

 

AUDIENCE

Please see User Journey.

 

DATA 

 

OTHER RESOURCES 

Branding guide.  

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • We will be using Creative Commons, a simple, standardized way to give you permission to share and use your creative work. 
  • Please do not use WRI's logo in your visualization.    

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer if you haven't yet. 
  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe & @WorldResources.

 

DEADLINE

14th October, 2017 (11:59PM PST)

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Central Asia Institute
Jun
24
to Aug 4

Central Asia Institute

ORGANIZATION

Central Asia Institute (CAI) is an international non-profit organization, co-founded by Greg Mortenson and Jean Hoerni in 1996. The organization is based in Bozeman, Montana and works to promote and support community-based education throughout Central Asia, primarily in Pakistan and Afghanistan, by building schools, supporting teacher-training programs, and funding school scholarships.

CAI’s mission is to "empower local communities of Central Asia through literacy and education, especially for girls, promote peace through education, and convey the importance of these activities globally." The organization collaborates with communities to build schools in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, with a particular emphasis on areas where there is little or no access to education. Pennies for Peace is an affiliated organization that partners with schools and clubs in the United States and around the world to raise pennies for CAI's educational efforts.

https://centralasiainstitute.org/

 

PROJECT

The IDP and refugee crisis between Afghanistan and Pakistan is worsening daily. The second largest displacement of people in the world this rapidly growing tragedy is getting little attention in the world media. The expected total of displaced persons is expected to exceed 1.5 million sometime this summer. CAI only works in a few communities in Nangarhar province. Last year we were been able to provide 30 tent schools in and around Jalalabad.

So far this spring 98 requests for help and support with education supplies have been made to our overseas partners working in Kabul. They are aiming to fund 45 more tent schools to help fill this need. It’s a small contribution to a large problem but 5,000 - 6000 students will have the opportunity to get an education and help bring their country peace.

 In order to raise awareness for the growing severity of the situation we will be campaigning to raise the funds for the 45 tent solution. $66,172 will cover the cost.

In order to fulfill this goal to raise money for 45 tents we would like your help with visualizations that could be used on our website, shared on social, and included in our print magazine Journey of Hope that will be published this coming fall. Please order a physical copy for visual design referenceOr download the PDF.

Selected visualizations will be:

  • Featured on our website

  • Featured on our social media

  • Featured on our print magazine 

 

GOAL

The main CTA is to for donations. Secondary is for fundraising. Third is to share information with your community.

  • Raise Money For The Next Generation Of Peace Leaders In Afghanistan
  • The New Face Of Afghanistan
  • A Person Without Education Is Like A Blind Person In The World
  • More Than Half Of Refugees Are Children
  • Helping Children Is Helping Nations
  • In Afghanistan Education Is The Path To Peace
  • When Women Move Forward The World Moves With Them
  • #Woman #Student #Revolutionary #Refugee
  • #Woman #Mother #Student #Refugee
  • The Unseen Refugee Crisis
  • Girls’ Education – The Unstoppable Revolution
  • Change Her Life And She Will Change The World

 

AUDIENCE

CAI’s primary audience is 65 and older 60% female and has a deep concern for children's wellbeing.

 

DATA 

 

OTHER RESOURCES 

Images, past report, and branding guide.  

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer if you haven't yet. 
  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe & @Peacethroughed.

 

DEADLINE

4th August, 2017 (11:59PM PST)

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United Nations Development Group
Jun
9
to Jul 9

United Nations Development Group

ORGANIZATION

The United Nations Development Group unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in development. 

At the country level, UN Resident Coordinators and UN country teams (UNCTs) implement the UNDG strategic priorities by identifying the national policies, programmes and capacity development gaps and challenges, to which the UN system can best contribute under national ownership and leadership by mobilizing the full range of mandates and expertise of the UN development system.

The United Nations has country teams in 131 countries, covering all of the 165 countries where there are United Nations programmes. The UN country teams encompass all the entities of the UN system that carry out operational activities for development, emergency, recovery and transition in programme countries.

The UNCT ensures inter-agency coordination and decision-making at the country level. The main purpose of the Country Team is for individual agencies to plan and work together, as part of the Resident Coordinator system, to ensure the delivery of tangible results in support of the development agenda of the Government.

The UNCT is led by the UN Resident Coordinator, who is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General. The Resident Coordinator reports to the UN Secretary-General through the Chair of the UNDG.

www.undg.org

 

GOAL/ AUDIENCE

The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UN DOCO) is the secretariat of the UNDG providing technical and advisory support to its members. It brings together the UN development system to promote change and innovation to deliver together on sustainable development.

As part of this role we collect data from all 131 UN Country Teams (serving 165 countries) on UN Coordination and Coherence (getting the UN agencies to work together as one). 

 

PROJECT

We would prefer infographic and gif.  An interactive infographic or gif that’s based on the dataset. Any data visualization that you think will attract the attention of users of this data.

Selected visualizations will be:

  • Featured on our annual report

  • Featured on our UNDG website

 

DATA 

Data is collected on 14 areas of UN coordination, entered by colleagues at the country level.  The dataset we want to use for this visualization is related to external partners of the UN Country Teams (that UN convenes) for specific policy activities, the kind of partners, which issues they work on etc.

 

OTHER RESOURCES 

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe & @undgdoco.

 

DEADLINE

  • For annual report: 23rd June, 2017 (11:59PM PST)
  • For the website: 9th July, 2017 (11:59PM PST)
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Inter-American Development Bank
May
14
to Jun 6

Inter-American Development Bank

ORGANIZATION

Inter-American Development Bank seeks to improve lives in Latin America through financial and technical support for countries in the region. Through Labor Markets and Social Security Unit, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) promotes more and better jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

http://iadb.org/labor

 

GOAL

Design a data visualization to build awareness about the state of youth employment in Latin America. Specially to make this data comprehensible for all types of audiences.

 

PROJECT

We are looking for visualizations that will make complex data be understood very easily, on this note we think infographics and interactive dashboards could be our best option.

Selected visualizations will be:

  • Used for a blog post, for the database website and most likely for report publications of the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

DATA & Resources 

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer, if you haven't.  
  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe & @BID_Trabajo.

 

DEADLINE

June 6th, 2017 (11:59pm PST).

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NextGen Climate
Apr
4
to May 8

NextGen Climate

ORGANIZATION

NextGen Climate acts politically to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for every American. https://nextgenclimate.org

 

GOAL

Demonstrate the health and economic impacts of gutting the Environmental Protection Agency and show that transitioning to a clean energy economy strengthens our national security and creates more jobs than fossil fuels. Educate voters and mobilize activists to hold the Trump administration accountable and to mobilize voters in future elections.

 

MESSAGE

Gutting the Environmental Protection Agency will make Americans sick, and harm our economy.

 

AUDIENCE

General audience, voters. Special focus on those affected by Environmental Protection Agency cuts, including those who live near important bodies of water that will be impacted by serious cuts to water protection and cleanup measures.

 

PROJECT

This project would involve creating an interactive microsite/dashboard and a corresponding suite of social share graphics. The goal is to present Environmental Protection Agency cuts in a way that mixes the hard numbers with personal stories of those to be effected.

Selected visualizations will be:

  • Featured on the social media

  • Featured on a microsite/ landing page

  • Featured in an email campaign

 

DATA & Branding Guide 

  • Sign up as a volunteer to receive data and branding guide.
  • You can also use reliable open data in your visualization. 

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe & @nextgenclimate.

 

DEADLINE

May 8th, 2017 (11:59pm PST).

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May Project Gardens
Mar
14
to Apr 30

May Project Gardens

ORGANIZATION

May Project Gardens is an award-winning social enterprise - a highly skilled and passionate team working to empower and educate urban communities to live sustainably. Key part of our mission is to educate young people, so the new generation can integrate these habits into their lives and lead this personal and social change. We’re also aware of the need to break down some of the stereotypes associated with health and wellbeing, environmentalism and socially conscious movements and make it more financially attainable.

In 2015, we piloted the Hip Hop Garden programme and were awarded the Team London Greening and Cleaning Award for innovative work with young people, at City Hall. Since April 2016, we’ve been working with some of the most disadvantaged young people in London to engage them with healthy living and diets. 

(Hip Hop Garden: an innovative, alternative education model using hip hop to educate and empower marginalised young people to live healthily, learn entrepreneurial skills, and grow their communities.)

We now need to raise further money to run this award-winning course in the ninth most deprived ward in the UK - allowing these young people to take their skills to a new level, improve community cohesion and build their self-esteem. To do this, we need to present our data in a visually appealing way to donors and funders.

http://www.mayproject.org

 

COMMUNICATION GOALS

  • To show the success of our Hip Hop Garden workshops and pilot programme in terms of youth engagement, learning and personal development. 

 

PROJECT

Create (you can choose to create one or more visualizations):  

  • an infographic to show the impact of all the programmes
  • an infographic to show the impact of Marcus Lipton 2016

Selected visualizations will be: 

  • featured on the website and in print.

 

DATA (SEE BELOW)

Please mention the data source. 

 

RESOURCE

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

  • Sign up as a volunteer if you haven't yet
  • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
  • Mention @datachloe & @may_gdn.

 

DEADLINE

April 30th, 2017 (11:59pm PST).

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The Hidden Genius Project
Feb
9
to Mar 2

The Hidden Genius Project

ORGANIZATION

  • The Hidden Genius Project was founded in 2012 by five black male entrepreneurs/technologists who were unnerved by the dramatic juxtaposition between the high unemployment of black male youth and the plethora of career opportunities within the local technology sector. To address this challenge, the founders established a program to connect underserved, young black males with the skills, mentors, and experiences that they need to become high-performing entrepreneurs and technologists in a 21st century, global economy..

http://www.hiddengeniusproject.org/

 

PROJECT

GOAL 

  • Design a data visualization to build awareness about The Hidden Genius Project, and let people know that their students/youth are #HiddenNoMore and that they have had their #GeniusRevealed.
  • Invite people to join the conversation through positive, aspirational, and informative data visualization. A positive tone is very important as the main goal is to drive actions. 

SELECTED VISUALIZATIONS WILL BE FEATURED ON ITS 

  • website,
  • social media, and
  • video campaign(s). 

(Any visualization that is used on The Hidden Genius Project communication channels will probably go through some fine tune adjustments.)

CALL TO ACTIONS

    • watch the video
    • visit the website, or
    • follow @hiddengeniuspro on Twitter. 

     

    DATA

    • You can also use reliable open data in your visualization. 

     

    RESOURCE

    • Silicon Valley, Seeking Diversity, Focuses on Blacks, The New York Times
    • Hidden Genius Project Provides Tech Mentorship for Young Black Men, Mashable 
    • Organization logo

     

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

    • Sign up as a volunteer if you haven't 
    • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
    • Mention @datachloe & @hiddengeniuspro.

     

    DEADLINE

    • March 2nd, 2017 (11:59pm PST).
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    UNICEF
    Jan
    16
    to Feb 1

    UNICEF

    ORGANIZATION

    • The United Nations Children's Fund is a United Nations programme headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

    https://www.unicef.org/

     

    COMMUNICATION GOALS

    • Refugee and migrant children must be protected against trafficking and exploitation and given the same access to services, including protection, health and education, as other children in the community.
    • Under no circumstances should children be locked up just because they are refugees or migrants, or sent back to their home countries if they face harm or death there.
    • Unaccompanied or separated children must be kept safe. Family reunification is often the best way to do this.
    • Safe and sustainable legal global pathways for migration must be established, and root causes of irregular migration, such as conflict, poverty and climate, must be addressed.

     

    PROJECT

    Create (you can choose to create one or more visualizations):  

    • A in depth dashboard or (tableau) story on the situation of refugees and migrant children worldwide. 
    • An interactive infographic or gif that’s based on this data – something that’s a bit more geared towards a broader less technically inclined audience. 
    • A country dashboard (so that a UNICEF country office for example could showcase the situation from their perspective).
    • Any data visualization that you think will attract the attention for this issue.

    Selected visualizations will be: 

    • featured on UNICEF social media.
    • potentially featured on other communication channels. (e.g. website, publication) This will be determined and evaluated by UNICEF. 

    (Any visualization that is used on UNICEF channels will probably have to go through some fine tune adjustments.)

     

    DATA

    • Please mention the data source. 

     

    RESOURCE

    • UNICEF brand toolkit: The brand guideline for logo, colors, fonts, graphic elements, and so on.
    • Uprooted: A wonderful library of images that you can use to enhance the visualization.
    • A recent UNICEF publication about refugee children. 

     

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

    • Sign up as a volunteer
    • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 
    • Mention @datachloe & @UNICEF.

     

    DEADLINE

    • February 1st, 2017 (11:59pm PST).
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    Stanford University
    Jan
    1
    to Jan 15

    Stanford University

    ORGANIZATION

    Stanford University: The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. 

    http://www.widsconference.org/

     

    PROJECT

    Create:  

    • a world map of the WiDS regional event locations
    • a infographic to show the challenges for women in STEM

    Selected visualizations will be: 

    • featured on their website (map)
    • featured on their social media (map & infographic)
    • used for printed program  (map)

     

    FORMAT (FOR MAP)

    • Social media & website:1280 x 750 pixel gif
    • Printed program: High resolution image (300dpi JPG or PNG or PDF or ESP file), 8.75 height x 11.5 width (leaving a blank 1/2 margin around trim)
    • WiDS branding guidelines

     

    DATA

    For the second infographic, you can use any external data, but please specify the data source 

     

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

    • Use the hashtag #VizForSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s)
    • Mention @datachloe & @WiDS_Conference
    • You can create either map or infographic, or both 

     

    DEADLINE

    01/15/2017 

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