How can data and technology work hand-in-hand with LGU in pollution control in the indigent sectors of the community

Sector : Housing and Resettlements

Thematic : Climate Change Resiliency

Theme : How can data and technology work hand-in-hand with LGU in pollution control in the indigent sectors of the community

Global warming exacerbates the deplorable situation of the vulnerable areas of society.  To address this threat, Butuan City plans to harness the power of Data Science and Analytics to employ data-driven solutions that can help ensure the safety of informal settlers, private dwellers, and individuals living  in areas vulnerable to calamities. 

To achieve this goal, the city aims to establish an information hub where digitized data sets are utilized in the development of data-driven innovations through the conduct of local hackathons. The entries from these events will then be used as guide or basis for the city’s plans to transform its locality into a climate change-resilient community.

 

*This challenge supports the following UN SDGs and Thematic issues

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Challenge Objectives

  • Solicit ideas and formulate solutions using data and technology to help resolve local challenges faced today by Butuan City

Eligibilities

  • Filipino Citizen residing in the Philippines
  • Educational Attainment - At least senior high school students/ graduates
  • Professionals, Senior High School, College, and Post-graduate students
  • Technical, Non-technical Individuals
  • Teams / Groups / Schools, Universities, Colleges
  • SPARTA existing learners / students are encouraged to join

Application Process

  • User Registration. Register by signing up and creating an account in the SPARTA portal. Simply fill-out all the required fields. Please note that registration should be done only once per participant in the portal system. This will grant you your unique user account you can use to either join or create a team.
  • To join a challenge, you will be required to either create a team with 1-5 members or join any existing team.
  • Join and submit your entry under your chosen challenges. Please be reminded that strictly, users can join only ONE team, but that team can join MULTIPLE challenges and it requires a team to join challenges.

Qualifying Phases

  • Qualifying Phase
  • Pre-finals Phase
  • Finals Phase

Judging Criteria 

  • Innovativeness. Submitted output has highly used innovative techniques and strategies.
  • Relevance. Submitted output is relevant to LGU’s challenge requirements and has high usability within its region.
  • Practicality. Submitted output has shown practical use of data and technology.
  • Replicability. Submitted output has a high chance of replicability for LGU’s future use and improvement.
  • Methodical. Submitted output highly demonstrated use of frameworks and/or methodologies.

Rules & Mechanics

  • Any individual that falls under the qualification criteria is eligible to join the challenge.
  • A team should be no less than 1 and no more than 5 members.
  • Users can join only ONE team, but that team can join MULTIPLE challenges.
  • To join a challenge, it is required to either create or join a team.
  • Any violation of terms and conditions, event policies and code of conduct will result in disqualification of submitted entries.
  • Any breach of data ethics standards and/or data privacy, security and confidentiality will result in disqualification of submitted entries.
  • For SPARTA learners, you may opt to use your entries up to pitch stage as capstone projects for SPARTA MOOCs. Please coordinate with Coursebank for steps, process and procedures of availment.

Acceptable Entries

  • Datablog
  • Data Journalism
  • Research paper
  • Dashboard
  • Predictive model
  • Software application
  • Visual storytelling

 

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Thematic Areas

  • Rule of Law
  • Business and Civil Society
  • Regional Organizations
  • Climate Change Resiliency
  • Food and Security