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DataShift es una iniciativa de CIVICUS, en colaboración con The engine room y Wingu. Conoce más sobre el equipo aquí debajo. Estamos muy interesados en entrar en contacto con personas y organizaciones interesados en colaborar con nosotros ¡Contáctanos!

CIVICUS

CIVICUS

CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation, is a membership alliance with members in over 170 countries and a strong presence in the Global South. It exists to strengthen citizen action and civil society around the world. 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. TEST

Jack Cornforth

Jack Cornforth

Jack is the DataShift’s Senior Project Officer
Jack has a background in sustainable development policy and project management. Previously, he worked for Stakeholder Forum, where he worked on a range of global governance issues, including many projects on the post-2015 agenda. He was also Assistant Editor of Outreach, a multi-stakeholder magazine on climate change and sustainable development. He has authored a number of publications on topics ranging from deforestation to corporate sustainability reporting.

Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins

Kate leads the DataShift
Prior to joining CIVICUS, Kate led the Governance for Equitable Growth program at The North-South Institute in Ottawa, was a Research Fellow with the Growth, Poverty and Inequality program at the Overseas Development Institute in London and worked for the Australian Agency for International Development. She recently led the Post-2015 Data Test in collaboration with the Southern Voice on the Post-MDG International Goals network and has worked and published extensively on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, Millennium Development Goals, inclusive growth and chronic poverty. She has worked with the United Nations, World Bank and a number of bilateral development agencies and has extensive experience working with think tanks, NGOs and communities across the Global South. Kate holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney. She is an Australian citizen based in Ottawa, Canada.

Jason Maglaughlin

Jason Maglaughlin

Jason is Operational and Outreach Manager for the DataShift and works with the CIVICUS partnerships team.
Jason has extensive experience in the civil society engagement and management, including as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, Director of Development and Communications at a youth service NGO and coordinator of women’s coalitions in conflict zones. Jason holds degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies. He is a United States citizen based at CIVICUS headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.

the engine room

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.

Tin Geber

Tin Geber

Tin coordinates the DataShift’s in-country direct support to help civil society organizations improve the planning and implementation of their citizen-generated data initiatives
Tin has a background in communication studies, web development and interface design and works to simplify the relationship between technology, data and human beings. He started work in the development sector in 2010 with the International Land Coalition, helping shape global online land rights accountability projects like the Land Matrix. He also developed online and offline training for land rights groups in South America, Africa and Asia, supporting them to build data-driven campaigns. In his spare time, he develops digital security training programs for high schools, and helps Italian NGOs working with asylum seekers to integrate technology into their work.

Zara Rahman

Zara Rahman

Zara leads work on the DataShift’s Learning Zone, an online space collecting existing resources and original research on collecting and using citizen-generated data more effectively.
Zara has worked in the field of information accessibility and data use among civil society from a number of different angles. She was the first employee at OpenOil, looking into open data and publicly available information in the extractive industries, then moved on to work for Open Knowledge, running the Open Development Toolkit and working with School of Data on data literacy for journalists and civil society. She has worked in over 20 countries, and enjoys observing varying cultural responses to different technologies. Zara is fascinated by the relationship between technology and power structures, and runs a regular podcast, Collusion, on this topic.

Tom Walker

Tom Walker

Tom supports the DataShift’s in-country support and Learning Zone activities.
Tom is a researcher with interests in political participation, corruption and technology. At Electoral Reform International Services (ERIS), he designed and managed projects on election monitoring, voter education and accountability in countries including Myanmar, Bangladesh, Rwanda and Bolivia. Tom previously spent three years on Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team, producing analysis on politics, corruption and natural resources in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa while developing the organisation’s GIS mapping capability. Tom holds a MA in Global History from King’s College London and a BA in History from Durham University.

Alix Dunn

Alix Dunn

Alix advises on strategy and implementation of the DataShift.
Alix has over 7 years of experience supporting the use of data and technology in social change organizations. Her background in media studies graduate research focused on how new media played a role in facilitating opposition politics in repressive contexts. While conducting this research, she worked at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) developing projects and working to influence organizational technology planning. She has worked with groups like Tactical Tech and Mobile Active designing data capacity development programming, and mobile security strategies for activists and journalists respectively. She holds an M.A. in Media Studies from University of Oslo and a B.A. from Colorado College, and sits on the board of directors of HURIDOCS.