MY DATA Members
The following organizations are currently participating in the MY DATA collaborative. To learn more about what each organization is contributing to the initiative, or to inquire about becoming a member of MY DATA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDSN Youth (http://www.sdsnyouth.org) educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the SDGs. In addition, SDSN Youth creates platforms for young people to connect, collaborate and integrate their ideas and perspectives into national and regional pathways for implementation of the SDGs.
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR, http://www.pepfar.gov) is the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history. Through the compassion and generosity of the American people, PEPFAR has saved and improved millions of lives, accelerating progress toward controlling and ultimately ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat.
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (http://www.data4sdg.org) was established to help stakeholders across countries and sectors fully harness the data revolution for sustainable development, using this new knowledge to improve lives and protect the planet. The Global Partnership is a growing network of 300 members, including governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies, and other data communities. Our vision is a world where the opportunities of the data revolution are available to and for all of humanity, as a force for improving life for all people, everywhere. To achieve this, we work together towards a world where data is being used more openly, effectively, and efficiently by:
AidData (http://www.aiddata.org) is a research based at College of William in Virginia, but with projects around the world. We equip policymakers and practitioners with better evidence to improve how sustainable development investments are targeted, monitored, and evaluated. We use rigorous methods, cutting-edge tools, and granular data to answer the question: who is doing what, where, for whom, and to what effect? With particular relevance to SGDs we have 4 key focuses (1) tracking and analyzing all source financing to SDGs; (2) tracking and analyzing development investments targeting vulnerable groups; (3) strengthening health data systems to help policy-makers to use data effectively to improve decision-making and resource allocation; and (4) measuring the impact of the extractives sector on sustainable development.
GeoCensos (http://www.geocensos.com) is a civic tech foundation supported by a community of geo data experts and enthusiastic mappers, working on open geo technologies and innovation. We can count over 60 members working in 7 countries , having developed together more than 27 geo apps and supported 5 national census processes by the advocacy of the good use of geospatial data. Our experience is characterized by an active participation and involvement in the opening, generating, processing and displaying of geo data in governments and its analysis assisted by civil society volunteers. We develop our projects using all kinds of geo data platforms such as Arc GIS, gvSIG, Q GIS, OpenStreetMap and Google Maps / Earth. We have developed for 10 years now solid bonds within the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. We are a vigorous and participative community, having our members attended, developed and/or organized more than 30 international events since 2010; including data forums, summits, conferences, mapathons and hackathons.
Ushahidi's (http://www.ushahidi.com) mission is to help people raise their voice and those who serve them to listen and respond better. We design new products and initiatives with a global perspective. Our aim is to serve people with limited access in hard-to-reach places. Currently, Ushahidi is part of the PEPFAR-funded DREAMS Innovation Challenge. Our program aims to utilize our tools for constant feedback and data collection to enable organizations working on HIV/AIDs prevention amongst young women and girls in East Africa to have more timely and relevant data.
Restless Development (http://www.restlessdevelopment.org) is run out of strategic hubs in ten countries across Africa, Asia and in the UK and USA, with a wider network of partners across the world. We work to make sure young people have a voice, a living, sexual rights, and are leaders in preventing and solving the world’s challenges. Restless Development has been working with young people since 1985 and our work is led by thousands of young people every year. We listen to young people, our work is led by young people, and together we help young people make lasting change in their communities and countries.
Leonard Cheshire (http://www.leonardcheshire.org) has been working globally for over 70 years to enable persons with disabilities to improve their quality of life and be equally valued. LC has expertise in Inclusive Education and Livelihoods programming and Influencing, working with partners to ensure the voices of persons with disabilities are being heard in the development process.
Development Reality Institute
Development Reality Institute (http://www.driafrica.org) is a youth oriented organization established to develop innovative strategies that enhance society’s adaptive capacity to societal challenges. DRI achieves this through capacity building, policy analysis, and knowledge management and program interventions. The organisation was established to explore ways of increasing the impact of youth development programmes, sharing information and best practices, securing resources to support youth development programmes. A priority for DRI is thus to promote sustainable socio-economic development and building the capacity of communities to transform livelihoods of the marginalized groups such as the youth through innovative solutions. DRI is behind the catalytic and innovative capacity building programme for youths The Climate Change Virtual School (CCVS). Following the successful implementation of the CCVS, DRI partnered with the Government of Zimbabwe and UNDP to launch another innovation to popularize the MDGs and lead the Post 2015 Development Agenda, the SDGs Virtual School.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (https://www.hotosm.org) is a global network of 100,000 contributors dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. We work together to provide map data which revolutionises disaster management, reduces risks, and contributes to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Madagascar Initiatives for Digital Innovation
The Association MAIDI (http://www.association-maidi.mg/) is a non profit association founded in early 2017, which aims to promote Open Data, datajournalism and e-democracy. MAIDI is running data collection in different sectors and making "open" data available of National Ministries in Madagascar.