Since its launch in 2014, the DataShift has been building support, convening like-minded groups and providing conceptual frameworks to help imagine what the data revolution might look like from a citizen-led perspective.
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.
After years of preparatory consultations and months of negotiations, the zero draft of the Post-2015 Summit outcome document was published earlier this month. There has been some useful commentary on where the draft does well and where it falls short (for example, from Elizabeth Stuart at the Overseas Development Institute) and numerous responses to the draft (for example, from the Transparency, Accountability and Participation (TAP) Network, which we at CIVICUS have endorsed).
Over the next 6 months, the DataShift will be rolling out in three locations; Tanzania and Kenya, Nepal, and Argentina. These countries were chosen for a number of reasons, among which, their diversity in civil society, government structure, and levels of technical and data literacy.