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    11 Nov 2013

    A women watching over cows.

    Infographic competition with head judge Hans Rosling gives you the chance to make data rock

    Today sees the launch of an exciting on-line info-graphic competition from NGO Hand in Hand International. Judged by data guru, Hans Rosling, and with a prize of £500 this is your chance to make development data rock.

    Help us tell world that jobs beat poverty. What makes and keeps people poor is the lack of a job and an income. If you are poor then your worry every day is how to find the money to put food on the table – a job can change that.

    We want you to design an info-graphic that uses data to communicate this and to put this in a global context – some would argue that the most important challenge the world faces is how the ever increasing population will earn a living:

    • 1.2 billion people live on less than US$ 1 a day
    • 600 million jobs will be needed in ten years’ time
    • Over the next 20 years most African countries will double or triple their working age population.
    • But only 25% of young men and 10% of young women will be able to secure jobs in the formal sector by the time they are 30.

    The answer lies in the informal sector – where a job does not mean a pay cheque but, a small business.If you look at poverty differently you’ll see grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and ideas. We know because in ten years we have:

    • Generated over 1 million small business
    • Which have led to 1.5 million jobs
    • And helped support 7.5 million family members
    • We help turn their skills and potential into jobs. They discover a way up – and out.

    If you can visualize data, if you would like Hans Rosling to endorse your winning entry, if you would like to see your work published off and on-line and if you would like to help change the world for the better then enter now. Closing deadline 24 January 2014.

    Download competition entry pack