Africa Data Visualization Challenge: Winner Announcement


The Africa Data Visualisation challenge closed on  June 30th, 2022. We had participants from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa.The challenge aimed at showcasing innovative visualizations based on the GDB Data on its own or in combination with other datasets and data sources to produce compelling data stories or visualizations. 


After reviewing the entries based on the short-listing criteria, the selection committee recognized the works of Jayeola Gbenga, a data journalist, and Abdullah Abdiazeez, a data analyst from Nigeria. Thanks to our partner, Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei), the two shall receive  one year subscriptions for Tableau.


Jayeola Gbenga

Jayeola is a data visualization designer who specializes in telling African stories in an engaging and compelling way. According to him, the GDB data highlighted how African countries take the issues of data governance seriously compared to other continents. However, he acknowledges that Africa still has a lot to do regarding data and its role in our daily activities.

Visualization on how Africa compares across the four GDB pillars: Data Governance, Capability, Availability, Use, and Impact.

Abdullah Abdiazeez

Abdullah is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a football addict. A staunch Liverpool fan to be precise. He focuses on leveraging data analysis outcomes to transform/improve decision-making processes while leading a successful and productive team in Nigeria and Europe. On a personal level, he is very detail-oriented, organized, and precise with his work. The only thing cleaner than his room is his spreadsheets.

A visualization based on different GDB modules 


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