Who We Are
DataShift is an initiative of CIVICUS, in partnership with the engine room, Wingu and Open Institute. Learn more about the team below.
We are keen to hear from individuals and organisations that are interested in collaborating with us. Get in touch!
CIVICUS convenes DataShift. It is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the initiative and leads DataShift’s policy work, particularly on the Sustainable Development Goals and data revolution.
the engine room
The engine room investigates and supports the effective use of data and technology in advocacy.
The engine room leads DataShift’s in-country direct support to civil society organisations working on citizen-generated data initiatives, coordinates DataShift’s Learning Zone and provides strategic support.
Wingu is a not for profit NGO that helps to empower the work of NGOs and other non-profit organisations through technology and agile methodologies.
Wingu provides strategic input into DataShift and manages DataShift’s in-country work in Argentina, providing direct support to citizen-generated data initiatives.
The Open Institute
The Open Institute collaborates with governments, citizens, civil society organisations and other players to develop policies, tools and knowledge that strengthen citizens’ voices in the governance and development of their societies. Together, the Open Institute and DataShift are piloting citizen-generated data initiatives in Kenya, including the “Global Goals Local Impact” project being implemented in Lanet Umoja location of Nakuru County. The objectives of this initiative is to demonstrate how multiple sources of data, particularly citizen-generated data, can be harnessed to monitor SDG progress and to build the interest, capacity and collaboration of civil society in generating and using data to monitor SDG progress.
Restless Development Tanzania
Restless Development Tanzania is the leading national youth led development agency proving every day that young people can change the world. Our strength comes from being led by young people and young professionals from the boardroom right through to the field. We have been working in Tanzania since 1993 and have established an impressive track record in delivering grassroots impact through youth-led development programmes, aligned to the Government of Tanzania’s Consecutive National Development Plans. Our vision is that young people everywhere are able to demand and deliver a just and sustainable world. Key to attaining our vision is the Restless Model which puts youth at the heart of development. Unified priorities for specific changes that young people are demanding are anchored in four enabling goal areas: Voice, Living, Sexual Rights and Leadership.