This January (29-30) the DataShift travelled to Bangkok, Thailand for a conference organised by the Asia Development Alliance (ADA) on creating an enabling environment and accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The conference provided a timely opportunity for the DataShift to share its ambitious plans for the initiative over the coming months with a diverse […]
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By Jack Cornforth, Senior Project Officer, DataShift, CIVICUS A little over three months ago I joined CIVICUS to work on the Big Development DataShift project. I had of course by this point developed a relatively good understanding of what the project was all about – helping civil society organisations to better collect and use data […]
Taking advantage of over 400 delegates from more than 120 countries in Johannesburg, South Africa, for International Civil Society Week (ICSW) from 21-24 November 2014, the Big Development DataShift consultations at ICSW sought to explore data-related strengths and challenges faced by civil society organisations (CSOs); test levels of understanding about the objectives and approach of […]
On 24 October 2014 the DataShift held its first country consultation in Kenya. Over 40 civil society organisation (CSO) representatives from across Kenya were mobilized to unpack key terms and concepts related to the DataShift; explore how data is being collected and used by CSOs and other actors in Kenya; and map CSO priorities and […]
This two day event, held from 22-23 October 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together around 25 experts and organisations working on data and development, to help further clarify the purpose and objectives of the DataShift; begin mapping the global ‘ecosystem’ of data and development actors, initiatives and methodologies; explore options and priorities for implementing the […]
The follow-up workshop to the 2 March, 2014 Data Expedition convened a group of technologists and data management experts to closely examine some of the comparability potentials, limitations, and issues which surfaced during the Expedition. Specifically, the discussion revolved around how CIVICUS and the DataShift project would be best placed in creating a more ideal […]