Kinara for Youth Evolution is helping CIVICUS to test a participatory workshop designed by FabRiders collecting data on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Kinara has tested the workshop with three community groups which were our own staff, youth Community Change Agents (CCAs), and women community change agents called Strength of Mothers.
Kinara for Youth Evolution is working with CIVICUS DataShift to learn about the process to collect data on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, specifically measuring inclusive and responsive decision-making (SDG indicator 16.7.2) using a participatory workshop approach.
Often data is collected without an understanding of citizens’ everyday experiences nor is designed to meaningfully involve citizens in reflection and collective action. This motivates Kinara for Youth Evolution, as a civil society organisation working at the grassroots, to help fill those gaps and to empower citizens to build their own capacities to contribute to progress on the SDGs in their communities.
Civil society has an important role to play in filling the gap and adding context for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicator data. According to the UN Stats Division, SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions has no data available for 12 of its 23 indicators.