DataShift Outreach in Thailand and Nepal

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 range of civil society actors from the region.

Immediately after the ADA event, the DataShift convened an initial consultation event in Kathmandu, Nepal (3 Feb) in partnership with the NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN), along with a number of bilateral meetings with key Nepali stakeholders. Representatives from approximately 20 civil society organisations were briefed on the initiative and provided initial recommendations about how the DataShift could help them address data-related challenges.