This briefing note helps to clarify what we mean when we talk about citizen-generated data, as something which people or their organisations produce to directly monitor, demand or drive change on issues that affect them. It explains why citizen-generated data is important, including how it can complement (rather than replace) institutional data. It then outlines what the DataShift […]
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The DataShift team is convening a conference call to brainstorm ideas for a more coordinated approach to drawing on civil society and citizen-generated data in the context of SDG monitoring. The call will be on Thursday 9th July at 09:00 EDT. We would like any interested individuals or organisations to join us. This is an open […]
On Thursday 21 May the Transparency, Accountability and Participation Network (TAP) and CIVICUS co-hosted a side-event entitled “Participatory Governance: Laying the Foundation for a Transformative and Accountable Post-2015 Agenda” with participants and experts present from Member States, civil society and the UN system. The event took a deeper dive into the role of participatory governance as a […]
The DataShift will be co-convening a session at the 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada at 10:30 – 11:30 (local time) this Friday 29 May. The session, entitled Citizen-generated data, open data and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will explore ways to leverage open data and citizen-generated data to foster the implementation, empowerment […]
By Dorothée Guénéheux, Partnerships Officer, CIVICUS, May 2015 At the end of April DataShift team members from both CIVICUS and Wingu provided a presentation on the initiative to local civil society organisations at a workshop in Buenos Aires organised by RACI – the Argentine Network for International Cooperation (Red Argentina para la Cooperación Internacional). Argentina […]
By Susan Wilding, Civic Space Initiative (CSI) Project Manager, CIVICUS, May 2015. Every five years the International Centre for Not-for-profit Law (ICNL) convenes a global meeting of the world’s leading minds in civil society, government, multilateral institutions and the donor community. ICNL’s 2015 Global Forum on ‘Shaping Civic Space’ took place in Stockholm 10-12 May. […]