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Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Citizen-Generated Data Task team works to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; to produce guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and to provide a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.
  

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9:00 am March 21 - 1:00 pm March 23, 2018

Data for Development Festival

21-23 March 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
  
  

Partners

USAID - From the American People
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets, and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.
CRGB - Connaitré pour mieux protéger la biodiversité tropicale
Data production for tropical biodiversity, dissemination, and use in low-income and lower middle income countries in West and Central Africa.
WORLD Policy Analysis Center
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center provides access to global research, data, and maps for sharing ideas and resources on social policies from around the world.
Visualizing Data for a Better World
Data Act Lab is a team of development and interaction experts dedicated to using visualization to make the world a better place. We have 25 years of experience from global development issues, data visualization, and user interface design.
ISI
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is non-government organisation with a long and laudable history as a key international professional association for statisticians. The ISI represents and connects the whole statistical community across the world with its mission to promote the understanding, development, and good practice of statistics worldwide.
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RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition.
Tableau
Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau’s award-winning software delivers fast analytics and rapid-fire business intelligence. Create visualizations and dashboards in minutes, then share in seconds.
GODAN - Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.
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The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries, to promote better lives.
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Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
World Council on City Data - WCCD
The World Council on City Data (WCCD) is the global leader in standardized city data - creating smart, sustainable, resilient, and prosperous cities.
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Planet Labs operates the world’s largest constellation of imaging satellites and processes this unique information in near-real time.
COSA - Committee on Sustainability Assessment Logo
The Committee on Sustainability Assessment is a nonprofit network of over 50 partners that develops data tools and research insights to accelerate agricultural sustainability.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
Esri
Since 1969, Esri has helped organizations map and model our world. Our GIS technology allows users to effectively manage and analyze geographic information so they can make better decisions. As a socially conscious business, we are proud that our technology is used by many organizations who apply location-based insights to solve problems and make our world a better place to live.
SDSN Youth
SDSN Youth is the global youth division of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It is a new initiative to amplify the tremendous energy and capabilities of youth in generating broader buy-in for the SDGs by mobilizing resources and building capacity to empower action.
UNFPA
Supporting countries in the collection, analysis and dissemination of census data for development is a critical part of UNFPA's mandate. UNFPA plays key roles in coordinating technical and financial assistance for censuses -- support can include resource mobilization, the provision of chief technical advisers, training in technical communication and advocacy, operating publicity campaigns, as well as developing census budgets, road maps, and instruments, such as questionnaires and manuals.
vizzuality.
Vizzuality is a world-leading data design agency that creates bespoke and compelling visualizations to help people tell the stories that matter to them and their communities.
iTM - for a better world
iTech Mission (iTM) is a social impact technology firm that combines strategic thinking and emerging technologies to provide innovative solutions that consistently break new ground for public good.
GeoPoll
GeoPoll is the world’s largest mobile survey platform, with a network of 200 million users in Africa and Asia.
GRI - Empowering Sustainable Decisions
With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure, enabling businesses, governments, civil society and citizens to make better decisions based on information that matters.
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Powered by Data's mission is to maximize the availability and impact of data for public good.
CSF - Community Systems Foundation
Community Systems Foundation is a not-for-profit providing data management services to United Nations and government agencies.
WINGU - Tecnología Sin Fines de Lucro
We love developing projects in partnership with other civil society organizations, that combine technology, open data, and agile methodologies which foster social impact.
The Data Incubator
The Data Incubator is committed to helping countries build big data talent capacity through intensive data science training.
Global Pulse
Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General's flagship innovation initiative on big data.
Dalberg Data Insights
Dalberg Data Insights builds bridges between private data and important social problems.  We create tools to interpret data and uncover solutions in international development, humanitarian action, and social impact.
World Resources Institute
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
OECD
The OECD is an intergovernmental organization of 35 member countries committed to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the well-being of all citizens. Its mission is to promote policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
Mapbox
Mapbox is a mapping platform for developers. Our building blocks make it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application. We want to change the way people move around cities and understand our planet.
Considr Logo - How are you doing?
Considr is an innovative monitoring and evaluation and research firm.
The World Bank - IBRD - IDA - World Bank Group
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.
IBM
People, technology and innovation dedicated to making the world work better.
ONE

ONE’s 7 million members are critical to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organising, mobilising, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

C-Change
C-Change triggers business to make a difference and equip them to bring their purpose to life. We convene. We consult. And, most importantly, we are launching a technology platform that enables corporates globally to capture, share, and accelerate their impact through an innovative, easy to use, in-house portal.
 GEO - Group on Earth Observations
GEO harnesses the power of open data through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems for access to better information and decision making for a changing planet.
Kwantu
Kwantu is a social enterprise that aims to make development more effective.  We specialise in the development of management information systems for development programmes.
Open Data Watch
Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that works at the junction of open data and official statistics, monitoring open data policies, measuring their success and impact, sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and offering strategic advice and practical assistance to national governments, international organizations, and other NGOs.
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IDEAS For Us develops, funds, and scales solutions that solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Development Gateway - Solutions that empower
Development Gateway works to ensure governments, organizations, and citizens can access, understand, and apply data to achieve sustainable development outcomes.
IISD - International Institute for Sustainable Development Logo
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that promotes human development and environmental sustainability.
VOTO - More Voices, Better Choices
VOTO is a Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise. We make it easy for businesses, governments, and NGOs to share information and gather feedback through interactive SMS or voice calls in local languages – using mobile to instantly reach across distance, language, and literacy barriers.
IDRC | CRDI Logo - International Development Research - Centre de recherces pour le developpment international - Canada
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.
Foundation Center - Knowledge to build on
Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
Open Data Charter
The Open Data Charter is a collaboration between governments and experts working to open up data. The aspiration was that data should be open by default, timely and interoperable. More than 70 governments and organisations have joined the movement.
World Wide Web Foundation
The World Wide Web Foundation works to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right.
P - Paragon
Paragon is a global network of market research agencies, their clients, NGOs, academics & government partners, working together to bring the Market Research Industry services into the measurement & implementation of SDGs.
SAP
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.
School of Data
School of Data is a network of data literacy practitioners, both organizations and individuals, implementing training and other data literacy activities in their respective countries and regions.