DataShift presents "Making Use of CGD Tool" at High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York

The DataShift team ensured that citizen-generated data (CGD) was on the agenda at this year's High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York, using the forum as a platform to present the "Making Use of CGD Tool". Cassia Moraes tells us more in this blog.

Thematic Forum: Opportunities for an Integrated, Data-Driven, and Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Implementing and Monitoring SDG 5

Today the gender equality multi-stakeholder forum kicks off in Nairobi, Kenya, convened by CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation (DataShift), The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) and the SDGs Kenya Forum.

Reflections on year one of the Learning Zone: what we found

Why use the ‘umbrella term’ of citizen-generated data? It’s useful in that it helps us to recognise and learn from similar initiatives across different sectors - but we shouldn’t get too caught up on the labels. Everywhere, information provided directly by citizens is being shared with more ‘official’ institutions.

Call for Technical Campaign Experts

From August - October 2016, DataShift Direct Support Phase II (DSII) will focus on supporting organisations to collect, manage, analyse and disseminate citizen-generated data (CGD) with the goal of creating effective gender-related campaigns in four priority countries: Argentina, Kenya, Nepal and Tanzania.

NEW REPORT ON HOW DATA GENERATED BY CITIZENS IS BEING USED IN ARGENTINA

We’re excited to launch the final of our three research reports from DataShift in each of our pilot locations. We wanted to know more about how data generated by citizens is being used in Argentina. 

DataShift CGD Visualisations: where CGD projects are happening and how they are related to SDGs

Through our research on citizen-generated data initiatives across the world, we’ve come across a lot of initiatives on various themes. Last year, we began to gather up a list of such initiatives, and to get the most out of that information, we worked with network-movement ecologist Ari Sahagún to understand and visualise the data.

NEW REPORT ON HOW DATA GENERATED BY CITIZENS IS BEING USED IN NEPAL

Today, we’re excited to launch the second DataShift research report from our three pilot locations - Nepal, Argentina and East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania).