What to consider when evaluating or building new technological approaches to data sharing in CVA contexts.
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 2022-2023 we took a renewed look at the risks and benefits of biometric collection in the humanitarian sector.
Working with Amnesty Tech, we looked at how Amnesty International has woven a critical understanding of technology into their human rights defence work.
Ethical considerations for conducting open source investigations for human rights advocacy or legal accountability.
Rsearch findings and practical advice for human rights documenters.
Read our new report about the intersections between digital rights and climate & environmental justice.
Read our research report exploring intersectional collaboration between social justice communities and data and digital rights (DDR) communities during the pandemic.
Read our new research report: Digital IDs Rooted in Justice – lived experiences and civil society advocacy towards better systems
In partnership with UNICEF, we looked into predictive analytics specifically in relation to children. Read our report.
A resource for human rights documenters, tool developers and funders.
Research into equity in funding.
Explore our research and digital security toolkiit
We worked with in-country researchers in five different sites to understand how communities are experiencing the implementation of digital ID systems.
For organisations interested in deploying an existing open contracting tool.
This year, we researched how digital tools are re-used in the UK charity sector.
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.
We partnered with the Open Society Justice Initiative to research how legal empowerment actors worldwide are using technology to give people information about the law, connect them with legal advice, and provide them with legal services.
Learnings from our report on the use and impact of technology in case management in Indonesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, and South Africa, informed by interviews with a range of civil society organizations, technologists, and government representatives.
In 2017, we partnered with Code for Sierra Leone through our Matchbox Program to collaborate on a project that aimed to improve access to water in Sierra Leone through information and communication technologies (ICTs). Last month, we shared a blogpost detailing opportunities we identified, and highlighted the need to build upon existing local solutions. This […]
Our new report outlines the ways biometrics are being used in the humanitarian sector, and reviews the context in which Oxfam is deciding whether (and how) to integrate biometrics into its programmes.
We partnered with the Ford Foundation to look at how civil society can strengthen their digital security, what and who is out there to support them, and how they can develop better digital security practices.
We created Alidade – an interactive guide that helps social change organisations ask the questions that can help them decide what kind of technology tool would fit with their project.
Messaging apps are the fastest growing form of digital communication ever, with smartphone ownership rising rapidly around the world and messaging becoming many people’s favourite way to communicate. But what does this mean for humanitarian organisations? Our new research report, produced in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the messaging […]
Launching our new scoping study on the use of technology tools for human rights documentation
We’re very happy to share our new paper on Responsible Data in Agriculture, commissioned by Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), and co-authored together with Lindsay Ferris.
Launching DatNav: a guide designed to help you navigate and integrate digital data into your human rights research. DatNav is the result of a collaboration between Amnesty International, Benetech, and The Engine Room which began in late 2015 culminating in an intense four day writing sprint facilitated by Chris Michael and Collaborations for Change in May 2016, […]