NOVEMBER 20 - 22, 2020 | ONLINE

In November 2020, the first edition of the Hackathon for Good - India will take place, where teams over the whole world will develop innovative solutions for CLIMATE RESILIENT FOOD SECURITY, using data as part of Indo Data Week 2020


Join us and Hack for Good

The Global Hackathon for Good is hosted in The Netherlands by the city of The Hague and organized by The Hague Tech, in close collaboration with the Hague’s innovation ecosystems consisting of the hubs The Hague Security Delta, The Hague Humanity Hub and the programs Yes! Delft, WorldStartup, Data Science Initiative and Digital Competence & Education Center. Because of its willingness to work with its social partners on urgent challenges the world faces, the Municipality of The Hague is open sourcing the Hackathon for Good initiative.

In November 2020 DAV Data Solutions works together with World Startup and CITTAMAP, and the Emerging Technologies Wing, Government of Telangana, to host hackathon for fostering innovation through the use of Data Science and AI for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Once a year DAV Data Solutions organises the Indo Data Week in collaboration with multiple partners, and in 2019, over 300 young change-makers were engaged in solving some of the pressing global social issues using emerging technologies.

Are you willing to contribute your skills and be part of this exciting initiative? The winning team will get a prize money of Rs. 1,00,000 and other exciting opportunities and a global platform to implement and scale your innovation.


Join us today!


The Challenge


Soil as a natural climate solution








Healthy soils supports plant growth and productivity, regulates carbon cycle, improve biodiversity, develops resistant to pests, and supports the water cycle. Protecting, managing, and restoring soil health has multiple benefits of carbon sequestration, improving biodiversity, regulating water cycle, and improving food security.

The challenge is developed with a focus on food security in cities. One of the most valuable natural resources has to be protected to support fundamental agriculture productivity, but also as a nature based solution providing a myriad of benefits. It also supports the following SDGs 1,6,8,12,13,15,  with the innovative use of satellite data.

Problem Statement

Participants can identify the factors of soil health and biodiversity loss such as land-change, land degradation, pollution, unsustainable farming, wild fires etc.  The challenge to protect, manage and restore soil health, and reap the ecosystem service benefits. These soil characteristics in the peri-urban areas that can create new business models with agro-forestry,  and agro-tourism.

Datasets Available

  • Administrative lines

  • Soil data

  • NDVI

  • Human impact on forests

  • Biodiversity intactness index

  • Roads and railways

  • Land use

  • Urban areas

  • Soil data

  • Forest cover map

  • Points of interest

  • Protected areas