By Thomas Ansell
How can international corruption be combatted using open-source data?
The Hague Humanity Hub member organisations Integrity Initiatives International (III) is taking part in this year’s Hackathon for Good in The Hague (November 19 – 27), posing the question to participants ‘How can international corruption be combatted using open-source data?’
III is an organisation dedicated to strengthening anti-corruption efforts throughout the world, by strengthening existing initiatives and setting up relevant legal bodies such as an international anti-corruption court (preferrably located in The Hague).
The Hackathon for Good is a publicly accessible competition where ‘hackers’ join forces to look at ways that data, can be used to have a positive impact on the world. The Hackathon is organised around various challenges, posed by organisations. This year, aside from III’s challenge on anti-corruption, other challenges include finding a way to assess government policies before they’re introduced (by the City of The Hague), and finding a way to make greenhouse-grown vegetables more sustainable, amongst others.
Applications for teams of ‘hackers’ at the Hackathon for Good are still open, and those that have already signed up can now select which problem they’d like to work on. At the end of the Hackathon, the team that has the best idea will receive a cash prize! You don’t have to have a pre-formed team to join the Hackathon, and the results and ‘hacks’ ideated during the event will be publicised shortly after.
For more information, head to the Hackathon for Good website.