UNICEF Arm 2030 Vision #2: Malawi Floods Data Visualization and Reporting Challenge
$5,000 USD
Generate data insights about the 2015 flood in Malawi
357 data scientists enrolled
2 December 2019—17 May 2020
168 days

In recent decades, countries across Africa have experienced an increase in the frequency and severity of floods. Malawians are particularly affected by climate change because of their significant reliance on subsistence farming.

From January to March 2015, Malawi was struck by devestating floods caused by sustained heavy rains. Approximately 230,000 people were displaced and 276 reported dead or missing. The floods washed away food stocks and ruined fertile land, leading to a food crisis that affected approximately 2.8 million Malawians.

The objective of this challenge is to interpret and generate insights from the data on the 2015 flooding and its aftermath specifically in southern Malawi.

You are invited to come up with an original visualization and/or a written report using the data provided that explore the impact of the 2015 floods.

This competition is sponsored by ARM and UNICEF as part of the 2030Vision initiative.

About 2030Vision (2030vision.com):

2030Vision is an initiative founded to propel technology forward to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 2030Vision aims to transform the use of technology through collaborative partnerships and innovative projects, to support the delivery of the SDGs and unlock the commercial opportunities they offer, by identifying and scaling impactful technologies through multi-sector partnerships.

About UNICEF (unicef.org):

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children around the world. UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.

About ARM (arm.com):

ARM is the world’s leading semiconductor IP company with technologies reaching 70% of the global population. Arm’s device architectures orchestrate the performance of the technology that's transforming our lives — from smartphones to supercomputers, from medical instruments to agricultural sensors, and from base stations to servers. In response to the Global Goals and in recognition of Arm’s position within the technology sector, Arm founded 2030Vision in 2017, in partnership with the UN system and others.