Communities rely on and are, to a great extent, built on connections. We understand the connections between citizens at all levels, local service providers, private companies, local government and state and non-state actors.
Decision making processes within communities rely on information flows within these networks and the weight of each point/person on the network.
We identify actors and key stakeholders within a network and help you move towards better collaboration, identify opportunities and strategies to make new connections or improve your organizational or product reach.
Here’s what we do:
- Network Mapping
- Community Placemaking
Once you have data, we help you visualize it to make the best use of your information. We want to know, who your audience is and how we can help you communicate that information.
Here’s what we do:
- GIS mapping and analysis of spatial data
- Multimedia and database creation and management
- Creation of interactive and thematic maps
- Customized solutions through detailed spatial, statistical and community based analysis
Citizens are experts in their own communities. The process of locally-led data collection is a powerful tool for cities to address local issues. This process is used in exploration of issues can lead to collective action.
Data collection is an essential step in building an organization, starting new project, reinvigorating an on-going programme, monitoring and building on your successes and adapting to challenges or failures. We work within communities with local community mobilizers, who have been trained in the latest GPS and mobile data collection techniques.
These community advocates understand the geography, local dynamics and networks and are able to undertake accurate near real-time field level data collection. With the added advantage of local insights and understanding and armed with an in-depth understanding of data collection techniques, we help you build a picture of the challenges and opportunities in the community.
We don’t outsource data collection – we rather assist our clients to understand the landscape through local community data collectors.