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Apply For The AIMS-NEI Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge 2019

Brief Description

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 Challenge. 

The BD4D Innovation Challenge aims to support emerging young African data scientists to develop innovative solutions that leverage new and non-traditional sources of data to address development challenges.

Eligibility Requirements

The BD4D Innovation Challenge is open to Applicants from member countries of the African Union. Applicants may be individuals or teams of individuals. Teams are encouraged to combine skills in data science and data engineering. Applicants are responsible for compliance with the legal requirements of their country.


Seed funding grants of up to USD 10,000.

Mentorship support.

Public recognition and opportunity to network 

Deadline is August 21, 2019

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