Software Engineer wins UN Data Visualisation Challenge

BACKgeniuslogoAbdulqadir Rashik, an entrepreneur and founder of India based Miavy Systems, has won the first prize in the United Nations Links Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Data Visualisation Challenge.

He won the prize for his submission ‘Links to Sustainable Cities, an interactive visualisation that identifies and maps links between SDG 11 Sustainable Communities and Cities, and 16 other goals.

The solutions submitted as part of the Challenge will be used to identify further research opportunities and guide policy decisions around the implementation of global sustainability initiatives, the UN said in a statement.

Links SDGs is a challenge issued by Unite Ideas, a big data crowd sourcing platform developed by the Office of Information and Communications Technology, to enable collaboration among academia, civil society, and UN offices, and to mobilise data scientists and software developers worldwide, to help tackle the issues faced by the world body and its member states, through the creation of open source solutions.