Through our Matchbox programme, we offer support to selected organisations in Latin America and Africa on tech/ data projects or strategies.
Becoming a Matchbox Partner
We invite Matchbox applications from organisations in Latin America and Africa after they have engaged with our Light-touch Support programme (LiTS).
Once your organisation has engaged with our Light Touch Support multiple times, and we collaboratively agree that the work could be a potential fit for more intensive, Matchbox-style support, we propose an exploratory call to discuss Matchbox partnership possibilities.
Who we have worked with
Since 2013, we have partnered with ten teams in Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa. The issues these groups were working on include digitising politicians’ expenses to combat corruption, applying technology to access water services, tracking police violence, and more.
- Read more about what we’ll be working on with these two organisations
- Catch up on notes from a recent Community Call held with Albinism Umbrella, focusing on Responsible Data in social justice organisations.
In previous Matchbox partnerships, we’ve worked with:
- The Legal Advisory Information Centre (LAIC) in South Africa on Responsible Data and sustainable platform adoption
- The Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) in Argentina to build a database documenting institutional violence
How to get support
If your organisation is interested in getting support from The Engine Room, please schedule a Light Touch Support call with us and we can take things from there.