Global Gender Thematic Forum

In recent months, DataShift activities have involved convening a series of national dialogues on the state of gender data in each of the DataShift pilot countries (Kenya, Argentina, Nepal and Tanzania), with a view to identifying the challenges and opportunities around using citizen-generated data as part of an integrated, multi-stakeholder approach to facilitating engagement, spurring action, and monitoring progress on SDG 5.

Nepal Gender Thematic Forum

DataShift has convened a series of national dialogues on the state of gender data in Kenya, Argentina, Nepal and Tanzania, with a view to identifying the challenges and opportunities around using citizen-generated data as part of an integrated, multi-stakeholder approach to facilitating engagement, spurring action, and monitoring progress on SDG 5.

Citizen-generated data for campaigning

From July to December 2016, we worked with 18 organisations in Argentina, Kenya, Tanzania and Nepal to create and pilot training on using citizen-generated data for campaigning towards implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Global Goals for Local Impact: Using citizen-generated data to help achieve gender equality

Over the past couple of months, we have partnered with the Open Institute (OI) and Chief Francis Kariuki, (the “Tweeting Chief”) to domesticate SDG 5 at the community level in Lanet Umoja Location, Nakuru County in Kenya. Through a project dubbed “Global Goals for Local Impact” DataShift is working with the community to use citizen-generated data to better understand their gender-related development and governance priorities.

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

One year ago, we began work on the research and learning aspect of DataShift. We decided to call the space for this work the Learning Zone, and we used it as a way to learn more about how citizen-generated data is being used, worldwide.