On 21 April 2015 at the Cartagena Data Festival (Colombia), the UN Millennium Campaign, along with Datashift and GNDR will be hosting a side event on The Data Revolution. The event will showcase some of the most innovative ways to engage citizens in collecting data and share the benefits and challenges of participatory approaches in this field.
Some of the featured initiatives include:
- MY World and the World We Want 2015 have served as a space for social engagement; cooperation and partnership; transparency; and as a knowledge management platform to host open data, documentation, media, and sophisticated data visualizations that help integrate and communicate the voices of millions of people on sustainable development. The results of the data collected can be access live at www.worldwewant2015/trends
- MY World is a survey that that asks citizens all over the world to vote for the issues that would make the most difference to their lives and that of their families. Currently over 7 million people have responded to the MY World survey from all parts of the world through offline, online and through mobile phones.
- The World We Want 2015 is a UN and civil society domain that amplifies peoples’ voices by curating the content coming from the global conversation on post-2015 discussions. It is a unique online space that applies innovative techniques to mine and visualize data, displaying it in a user friendly format. The WWW2015 platform hosts official UN and civil society offline and online consultations for post-2015, as well as a vast array of documentation from civil society, private sector, academia and UN.
- U Report is a free SMS-based system that allows young people to speak out regarding what is happening in communities across the country, and to work together with other community leaders for positive change. It is led by UNICEF.
- Frontline Data gathers data on the various threats people face to analyze and visualize it using various tools and methodologies. During 2014 and 2015 the platform has been running 3 regional pilots and is led by Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction.
- Datashift is a multi-stakeholder, demand-driven initiative that builds the capacity and confidence of civil society organisations to generate and use citizen-generated data and leverage technology to monitor development progress, demand accountability and campaign for transformative change. An initiative of CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Civic Participation, the DataShift’s vision is a world where people-powered accountability drives progress on sustainable development.
Will you be at the Cartagena Data Festival? RSVP to our side event here