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SDG DataViz Camp Visualizing inequalities

Data science is hot! But how can organizations collect, analyse and visualize massive amounts of heterogeneous data in an attractive, informative and actionable way? And how can this help to bring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into everyday practice, in companies, governments and NGO's? These questions will be explored and answered in the SDG DataViz Camp, organized by University of Twente (UT) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The event is hosted and moderated by DesignLab, a vibrant innovation hub on the UT campus.

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Aim SDG DataViz Camp

During this week multidisciplinary teams of highly motivated researchers, students, designers, artists, professionals and civil servants join forces. Guided by experts and mentors, they create powerful data visualizations and interactive tools to make various indicators of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) tangible and actionable. 

Topic focus: inequalities

We will focus on the topic of inequality, an important theme within the SDGs. Think of challenges related to gender, income, social mobility, access to education, and health services. These challenges are applicable on various geographical scales, ranging from a worldwide perspective to your local neighborhood. In the SDG DataViz Camp, all these scales will receive attention.

What are SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also referred to as the Global Goals, are a collection of societal 17 goals set by the United Nations. The SDGs cover a broad range of social, economic and environmental development issues. The SDG framework does not distinguish between 'developed' and 'developing' nations. Instead, the goals apply to all countries.

What we will do

During the SDG DataViz Camp, multidisciplinary project teams will focus on data visualization of inequalities - an important aspect of the global goals. 

We aim for:

  • multiple teams of motivated & knowledgeable participants,
  • who will work on different inequality-related challenges,
  • supported by expert mentors (e.g. in social inequalities, data science, cartography, data visualization),
  • producing a wide range of visualizations that provide insights into the sustainable development goals.


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We hope you are just as passionate as we are about bringing the realization of the SDGs one step closer!


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