WHO WE ARE
DataShift is an initiative of CIVICUS. Between 2016-2017, we partnered with Wingu, the Open Institute, and Restless Development Tanzania, to help us implement the initiative. Learn more about these partners below
We are keen to hear from individuals and organisations that are interested in collaborating with us. Get in touch!
Between 2014-2016, The Engine Room worked with Civicus to scope, design, organise and launch DataShift. The Engine Room managed the initial phase of the initiative’s direct support work in pilot countries in partnership with Wingu and other organisations, commissioned research into opportunities and challenges for citizen-generated data use, and
provided overall strategic input.
CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world.
We were established in 1993 and since 2002 have been proudly headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with additional hubs across the globe. We are a membership alliance with more than 8,000 members in more than 175 countries.
Our definition of civil society is broad and covers non-governmental organisations, activists, civil society coalitions and networks, protest and social movements, voluntary bodies, campaigning organisations, charities, faith-based groups, trade unions and philanthropic foundations. Our membership is diverse, spanning a wide range of issues, sizes and organisation types.
Wingu is a not for profit NGO that helps to empower the work of NGOs and other non-profit organisations through technology and agile methodologies.
Wingu provides strategic input into DataShift and manages DataShift’s in-country work in Argentina, providing direct support to citizen-generated data initiatives.
The Open Institute collaborates with governments, citizens, civil society organisations and other players to develop policies, tools and knowledge that strengthen citizens’ voices in the governance and development of their societies. Together, the Open Institute and DataShift are piloting citizen-generated data initiatives in Kenya, including the “Global Goals Local Impact” project being implemented in Lanet Umoja location of Nakuru County. The objectives of this initiative is to demonstrate how multiple sources of data, particularly citizen-generated data, can be harnessed to monitor SDG progress and to build the interest, capacity and collaboration of civil society in generating and using data to monitor SDG progress.
Restless Development Tanzania is the leading national youth led development agency proving every day that young people can change the world. Our strength comes from being led by young people and young professionals from the boardroom right through to the field. We have been working in Tanzania since 1993 and have established an impressive track record in delivering grassroots impact through youth-led development programmes, aligned to the Government of Tanzania’s Consecutive National Development Plans. Our vision is that young people everywhere are able to demand and deliver a just and sustainable world. Key to attaining our vision is the Restless Model which puts youth at the heart of development. Unified priorities for specific changes that young people are demanding are anchored in four enabling goal areas: Voice, Living, Sexual Rights and Leadership.