In advance of this week’s Open Government Partnership Summit, we’re very happy today to launch “Citizen-Generated Data and Governments: Towards a Collaborative Model”. This piece explores the idea that governments could host and publish citizen-generated data (CGD) themselves, and whether this could mean that data is applied more widely and in a more sustainable way. It […]
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By Simone Ritzer, Wingu In a world of seven billion people, we know citizen-generated data has the potential to have a big impact. But in order to translate the potential into action, projects often need a little support from others with specific expertise. As part of the DataShift and Desarollando América Latina 2015 initiatives, Wingu […]
We’re excited to announce the three research teams based in the DataShift’s pilot locations – Argentina, East Africa (Tanzania and Kenya) and Nepal – who will be looking deeper into the impact of citizen-generated data initiatives in their own countries.
The DataShift is hosting an event during the opening of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 70) entitled Monitoring by the People for the People: How can civil society and citizen-generated data drive accountability for the 2030 agenda?
By Jack Cornforth and Kate Higgins After nearly three years of intergovernmental discussions and unprecedented participation from civil society and other stakeholders, the outcome document for September’s Post-2015 Summit has now been agreed. The text clearly acknowledges that civil society organisations have a big role to play in ‘Transforming Our World’. But it lacks clarity […]
Are you working on a project involving citizen-generated data (CGD) in Argentina, Nepal, Kenya or Tanzania? Does your project need some help to get to the next level? Then you came to the right place: the DataShift is looking for citizen-generated data projects to support, to help improve their planning and implementation. Support will vary […]