We may have developed our current shared leadership model as much from happenstance and opportunity as we have from any specific plan, but over a year and a half into this work, we’re taking a moment to reflect.
How can our work be explicitly supportive of climate justice?
This research looks at the types of chatbots that have been used by humanitarian and civil society organisations, why they were introduced, and what challenges were faced in implementing them.
In the coming months, Engine Roomers will be at several different events, in person, and we’d love to see you there! Take a look at the events below and reach out if you’ll be there, too, and would like to meet up.
Over the decade that The Engine Room has been providing support and conducting research, we’ve explored this question of how, in practice, different digital technologies can augment the work of humanitarian organisations.
*Application window has now closed Technology is changing a lot about how our world works, including the ways in which civil society can hold power to account, build collaborations and mobilise data to push for social justice. At The Engine Room, we work with civil society partners – from big humanitarian organisations to small activist […]
Working with Amnesty Tech, we looked at how Amnesty International has woven a critical understanding of technology into their human rights defence work.
Nearing the end of what was the original end-date of our strategy, we’ve made the decision to extend it for another year, to the end of 2023. More than ever, we need to continue building this strong, resilient and well-networked movement of social justice activists.
In-person time–especially at our annual, all-team retreats–is sacred for us at The Engine Room. This year was, obviously, different.
Questions and answers from a session held at Rightscon: ‘Using data ethically in humanitarian, human rights, and open source investigations’.
Tools for orgsec practitioners, security researchers and others.
Though it will look quite different this year, we are still very much looking forward to exchanging knowledge, experiences and solidarity at RightsCon this year. We’re keen to talk about justice, responsible data, ethical decision-making, advocacy, the potentials (and pitfalls) of new technologies and even more that we might not even know about yet! Take […]
We worked with in-country researchers in five different sites to understand how communities are experiencing the implementation of digital ID systems.
We made these decision trees & case studies with the American Association for the Advancement of Science to help organisations use geo-located data responsibly.
This tool is meant for civil society, activists and journalists aiming to build their understanding of digital ID systems or to educate or advocate around them.
Will you be in Tunis for RightsCon 2019? We’d love to say hello! Here’s a quick run-down on who is going to be there from our team and some conversation starters should you want to reach out. Paola M will be on the lookout for organisational security practitioners and community members who might be interested […]
Our research assesses if publishing beneficial ownership data in public registers is lawful, if it is an effective way of tackling the abuse of anonymous companies, and how any potential impacts to privacy can be minimised or mitigated.
Over the past year, data protection legislation has had a significant impact on the work of civil society, especially with the advent of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This impact is often seen as a negative one, and the stories we most often see revolve around this negativity, too. However, we know that […]
At The Engine Room, 2018 was our most prolific blogging year yet, with over 60 posts. As the year draws to a close, we feel gratitude towards all of our external contributors and our dear readers. Take a quick look at some of our – and our readers’ – favorite posts!
This month, we are launching a call for new Matchbox partners in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, and are looking forward to receiving your applications. Until then, read this post to learn more about how we offer in-depth support through Matchbox partnerships.
At The Engine Room, we believe in collaboration and sharing resources to build technology. Reusing existing tools is a great way to develop solutions that are tailored and affordable, immediately useful and sustainable.
Facing each challenge thoughtfully will help us think more clearly about what we’re doing and how we can do things better in future, not just for the GDPR but for our constituents, too.
Will you be at RightsCon Toronto this week? Alix, Julia, Nicole and Zara will be!
We’re honored to share this profile of Alix, our Executive Director, and her work with The Engine Room and beyond.
We’re excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Retrospective, where we dive into not just our work, but that of our brilliant partners around the world.
There are countless ways to measure a year, to reflect on work done through meetings held, events convened, research conducted, blog posts written. This year, Engine Roomers — and our guest authors — published 53 posts on topics ranging from transparency in Latin America to digital security among funders. We even had a love letter! […]