Grassroots Civil Society Organizations (herewith CSOs) play a critical role in ensuring citizen-agency. County governments should take advantage of the social capital, skills, and knowledge in CSOs to establish the mechanisms for interaction and co-learning to ensure better data governance practices that ensure data justice to all. But data governance topics are not well understood at the subnational level, as many CSOs have prioritised a sectoral focus on issues such as health, agriculture, water and governance. Consequently, there are few dialogues on data governance topics in the grassroots community.
This is a 6-week programme that will bring together selected CSOs working at the subnational level to identify, harness and share knowledge and resources that will strengthen their advocacy using data and evidence. It will further build their capacity on the data supply chain and data governance – bearing in mind both digital/data rights aspects as well as the importance of data in support of decision making in advancing development. After the 6-weeks, participating CSOs will then be engaged to undertake practical tasks on data governance issues from their counties for 6 months.
The main objective of this fellowship is to build the capacity of CSOs to use the right tools and techniques at the subnational level to promote data and digital rights as well as navigate and understand the use of data and evidence to demand accountability. This will be achieved through:
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