How can data and technology be useful to LGU in allocating areas with safe water and sanitation

Sector : Housing and Resettlements

Thematic : Regional Organizations

Theme : How can data and technology be useful to LGU in allocating areas with safe water and sanitation

Development can only be pursued with collaborative efforts of all stakeholders in the community. To lessen the effects of inequalities, the local government unit is in the best position to bring people together and enforce policies that encourage them to take part in the development. Butuan City realizes the importance of data-driven policies to identify places for the establishment of infrastructure to support economic growth, security and safety of the people, and in providing a healthy environment for all. This mission is attainable through the conduct of hackathons that will utilize the city’s datasets to develop solutions for a more organized and orderly community. 

This initiative will not just encourage people to take part in the development process, but will surely help communities create additional livelihood opportunities, address solid waste management, solve territorial disputes, improve infrastructure, and ensure proper sanitation.

 

*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