New funding announced for data driven projects that report on SDGs and Climate Change commitments


DataShift is offering $5,000 seed funding to explore a new collaborative initiative on how citizen-generated data can help monitor progress against the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the UNFCCC climate change commitments.

The challenge aims to foster collaboration, experimentation, and innovation on citizen-generated data. Applications will therefore be reviewed against these key criteria, with the successful concept for collaboration being awarded $5,000 seed funding for further development of the idea into a fully scoped project proposal.

Funding is open to members of the DataShift Community – an online space where practitioners share experiences using citizen-generated data for social, environmental and economic change. If you aren’t a member, but interested in getting involved, the community is open for anyone interested to join.

The winning collaboration will be encouraged to seek inputs from other Community members during the proposal development process. The DataShift team will also provide inputs and feedback, and explore additional opportunities for promoting the proposal amongst relevant partners and at key events. Unsuccessful entries will still have the opportunity to share their idea with the DataShift Community, with a view to identifying additional opportunities for collaboration.

The deadline for applications is 19 October 2016. The winning collaboration will be notified by 24 October 2016, with the final project proposal to be completed by 24 November 2016.

Find out more on the DataShift website here.