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Young Lives team runners up in 2018 OxTALENT awards for data visualizations
Congratulations to the team from Young Lives, who were runners up in the 2018 OxTALENT awards for their data visualizations on childhood poverty.
The visualizations draw on over 15 years of research by Young Lives with 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Peru and Vietnam. They seek to make the complex, comprehensive dataset accessible, interactive and powerful in visualizing narratives around what it is that impacts children in poverty and how they might best move from surviving to thriving in life.
The visualizations focus on four themes – Nutrition; Gender; Education; and Skills and Work – and were developed by Communications Officer Anastasia Bow-Bertrand, Senior Research Officer Marta Favara and Research Officers Grace Chang and Kristine Briones.
The OxTALENT annual awards recognise members of the University who have made innovative use of digital technology to:
- Foster learning and academic practice at either undergraduate or postgraduate level;
- Develop more effective links between teaching and research; or
- Improve impact through outreach and public engagement.