The Data for Action programme is a capacity development initiative to provide CIVICUS member organisations with free, facilitated online workshops. Our applied workshop model focuses on training organisations to collect and use data for decision-making. Much of our training material focuses on reinforcing a holistic approach to surveying, highlighting the importance of relationship-building, action-research, and ethics when working with data.
To encourage discussion, enhance
comprehension, and improve accountability, teams consisting of three
organisation members participate in the workshops where they learn, discuss, and
practice core concepts delivered via our online learning platform. The concepts
are then directly applied to their issue as they conceptualise, develop, and
pilot test a survey. A facilitator supports the participants for the entirety
of the workshop to review exercises and assignments, answer questions, and
guide teams towards actionable results.