The ReSAKSS Data Challenge 2019

The ReSAKSS data challenge is an Africa wide -diaspora included- competition targeting researchers, students, creative designers, developers and analysts and anyone passionate about data.

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) supports the successful implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) by providing policy-relevant data; facilitating dialogue among stakeholders; monitoring progress in reviewing goals; and strengthening mutual accountability processes at continental, regional, and national levels.

ReSAKSS Data Challenge

The ReSAKSS data challenge will enable applicants to experiment, discover new tools, and create a community of practice working data in the most innovative way.


The data challenge will enable various groups of actors, whether in business, the media, or arts, civil society organizations to create content in their own line of occupation. More generally, the ReSAKSS data challenge encourages diverse communities with different backgrounds to come together to use data to generate knowledge, discuss and exchange on the common interest for data.


The Annual ReSAKSS data challenge is an Africa wide -diaspora included- four category challenge encouraging participants to use their imagination to generate innovative knowledge, tools and content. Prizes will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories:

  1. Essays and Reports: The most innovative research paper, article, essay, or journal article bringing a solution to African issues.
  2. Visual Arts: The most innovative infographic, illustration, video
  3. IT products and services: The most innovative applications and tools
  4. High School Projects: The most innovative high school project.




Targeted participants include but are not limited to researchers, analysts, and students in all disciplines, artists, media specialists, coders, developers, high school teams, anyone in Africa and from the diaspora who is passionate about data and willing to create an innovative content, product or service relevant to social and economic development issues facing African countries.


Eligible participants submit their applicationDecember 15th, 2018, to April 15th 2019
Jury selects top ten products/projects and top three winners for each of the four competition categoriesJune 15th, 2019, July 15th, 2019
Announcement of winnersJuly 15th 1, 2019
Presentation of awards to winners during the 2019 ReSAKSS Annual Conference in Nairobi, KenyaOctober 2019


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