UNDP/Arab Development Portal “Visualize 2030” Data Camp 2020 for Young People in the Arab region

UNDP/Arab Development Portal “Visualize 2030” Data Camp 2020 for Young People in the Arab region

Deadline: November 8, 2020

Applications are open for the UNDP/Arab Development Portal “Visualize 2030” Data Camp 2020. Visualize 2030 is an initiative of the Arab Development Portal which aims to encourage the consumption of data by youth from the Arab region in support of advocacy campaigns and innovative thinking around development priorities and to advance their contribution to informed public debate in the region.

Visualize 2030 calls upon youth (aged 20-30) to use official statistics with the aim of visualizing a data-driven story that highlights concerns, hopes or ambitions regarding a development topic in a selected Arab country or for the whole Arab region. Every year, Visualize 2030 will be addressing a development theme in the Arab region within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Visualize 2030 brings together the top ideas selected for a data adventure to collectively think and engage with one another in order to unleash the power of data: create a data-driven visual product that can take the form of a poster, infographics, illustrations, videos or any other visualization using the ADP Database or other official national or international sources.

Visualize 2030 Theme

Each year, Visualize 2030 addresses a development topic within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Audio-visual products should be aligned with the proposed topic and can cover one or more SDGs within an Arab country, across Arab countries or even globally (comparing the Arab region to other regions).

In 2020, Visualize 2030 will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting lockdown measures on youth in the Arab countries within the framework of the 2030 Agenda.


  • During the camp, Visualizers are granted access to training and production facilities where trainers on graphic design, videography, animation, statistical analysis, visualization and communication and presentation skills are available to assist them develop their final products.


  • Visualize 2030 targets youth aged 20 to 30 years in the Arab region;
  • It mainly addresses young students, researchers, graphic designers, journalists, and any other citizens interested in sustainable development in the Arab region;
  • The Visualize 2030 is open to teams composed of two or three individuals. Individual applications will not be considered;
  • The team must include at least one designer and one data analyst/researcher/economist;
  • Visualize 2030 alumni are not eligible to participate;
  • UN staff are not eligible to participate.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Phase 1 — Work progress and attendance (25 percent): Over four weeks, the trainers (graphic designers, videographers, animators, statistical analysts) and the ADP team will assess and grade visualizers progress of work and their attendance over 25 percent of the final grade.
  • Phase 2 — Dissemination and Outreach (25 percent): Participants should disseminate their products during Week 5, tagging and mentioning relevant organizations and governmental institutions. The engagement and reach of the posts/tweets will account for 25 percent of the final grade. 
  • Phase 3 — Final product (50 percent): The multidisciplinary evaluation committee will assess the final outputs of the teams. The competing ideas will be scored over 50 percent of the total grade based on the following criteria:
    • Richness of data: Does the content produced by teams use diverse datasets? How much effort did the team put into data analysis and data crunching? How well referenced are the data sources used?
    • Creativity and impact: Is the visual content unique? Does it reflect creativity and an attempt to produce something new and visually appealing?
    • Quality of work: Is the visual product of high quality?
    • Relevance:
      • Is the visual content relevant to the selected theme?
      • Does the idea relate to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?
      • Does the idea show a concern over an Arab country or the Arab region’s priorities?


Interested applicants are expected to fill the online application and submit an updated professional portfolio and research samples (if available).

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Visualize 2030 Data Camp.