We reflect on the questions and challenges that organisations approached us with in 2023.
Read about our partnership with the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).
Learn about our collaboration with the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).
Our team has supported hundreds of social justice organisations to use tech and data. One clear trend we’ve seen over the years is a consistent interest in building online communities.
What to consider before building a tool from scratch.
Learnings from our work with CELS reconceptualising and publishing an exiting database of cases.
Earlier this year, we released research on how legal empowerment organisations are using tech and data in their work. Inspired by that research, we’re excited to offer pro-bono, actionable and tailored support – through our Light Touch Support (LiTS) support programme – to legal empowerment organisations or activists who are interested in working more with […]
At The Engine Room, there are many different ways we strive to support our partners – our intensive Matchbox partnerships are year-long, dedicated collaborations, and our research work can take many shapes from helping build an organisation’s responsible data guidelines to conducting targeted field scans. Our Light Touch Support (LiTS) work, though ‘lighter’ in duration […]
Why ‘light touch’ data and tech support matters In 2016, we launched our light touch support programme (LiTS) based on a hypothesis: targeted research and advice to social change agents can enhance effective and responsible use of data and technology. Last year, in partnership with Ford Foundation’s Internet Freedom programme, we continued to test this […]