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. The project is moving beyond the collection of citizen-generated data to empower the community to undertake advocacy campaigns targeting local government decision-making and budget processes with a view of attracting resources to initiatives that empower women and girls. Learn more about our process and approach in the Lanet Umoja Location.