Tag: youth

CTA AgriHack in Durban

As one of GODAN’s components is innovation, we aim to explore opportunities and challenges that arise from using datasets and encourage youth to innovate. GODAN will sponsor the CTA AgriHack Durban Hackathon Challenge winners for the Best Use of Open

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How the Cabinet Office is using open data to tackle youth unemployment

The Cabinet Office has hosted an event in an attempt to solve the problem of youth unemployment in the UK through the use of open government datasets. The so-called Job Hack event saw technology professionals from across the industry come together with young people

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Citizen Engagement: Hacking Cities With Minecraft

This post about building citizen engagement looks at two topics which don’t generally get the lion’s share of attention in civic hacking — youth and gaming. Minecraft is a video game that many young people enjoy. In “Hacking Cities With

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Youth homelessness 3 times official figures

Homelessness among young people is three times higher than government figures suggest, according to a major study by University of Cambridge housing experts.This does not include the one in five youngsters who ‘sofa surf’ – a hidden homelessness in the

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Getting youth excited about data

At the end of July, the GovLab Academy finished delivering in Washington, DC, two sessions of the US Department of Agriculture’s first Open Data Summer Camp for middle and high school students. The experience was, by all accounts, highly successful.

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Mapping youth well-being worldwide with open data

Ryan Swanstrom is a blogger at Data Science 101. This post originally appeared on DataKind’s blog. How does mapping child poverty in Washington DC help inform efforts to support child and young adult well being in the UK and Kentucky?

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Open Data Youth Camp in Croatia

Taking place in Rovinj from 29 August to 2 September 2015, the goal of the camp is to provide a space for young active citizens to explore the potential of open data, to learn and discuss open government values and to

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