OUR WORK

We are a London-based non-profit, and a leading force in the data-for-good movement.

Since 2014 we have been bringing talented data researchers, journalists, designers, technologists and civil society organisations together, to help them unlock the powerful stories hidden within their datasets.

Our immersive events, training sessions, and services result in data-driven advocacy projects aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing social and political challenges.



MEET THE TEAM

Stina Bäcker  is a journalist and digital producer. Before co-founding DATA4CHANGE, she worked for the BBC, The Independent, and CNN where she spearheaded multimedia projects that used social media and user generated content to engage with global audiences around meaningful and underrepresented topics.

Stina Bäcker is a journalist and digital producer. Before co-founding DATA4CHANGE, she worked for the BBC, The Independent, and CNN where she spearheaded multimedia projects that used social media and user generated content to engage with global audiences around meaningful and underrepresented topics.

Bronwen Robertson  is a researcher and author. Since 2011, she has supported civil society and human rights organisations around the world to use data driven advocacy to amplify their stories. This work inspired her to identify pathways for civil society to use data for direct impact, and to co-found DATA4CHANGE.

Bronwen Robertson is a researcher and author. Since 2011, she has supported civil society and human rights organisations around the world to use data driven advocacy to amplify their stories. This work inspired her to identify pathways for civil society to use data for direct impact, and to co-found DATA4CHANGE.

Michael Brenner  is a graphic designer and teacher. Before joining DATA4CHANGE he was the Design Director at Beyond Words Studio. Prior to this he worked for design studios in New York City and ran his own studio in Rotterdam, where he also taught at the Willem de Kooning Academy.

Michael Brenner is a graphic designer and teacher. Before joining DATA4CHANGE he was the Design Director at Beyond Words Studio. Prior to this he worked for design studios in New York City and ran his own studio in Rotterdam, where he also taught at the Willem de Kooning Academy.

ADVISORY BOARD

Sarah Drinkwater  is Director at the  Tech and Society Solutions Lab at Omidyar Network , where she works to test and scale interventions that help maximise the tech industry's positive contributions to a healthy society. Before joining Omidyar Network, Sarah was head of Campus London, Google's first physical startup hub offering innovative education programs. Campus London was a pilot that has since scaled to six locations around the world. At Google, Sarah also built and led a global Google Maps community team. Sarah previously worked in community and content roles for early-stage startups in Europe. She also advised brands such as Nokia on their social strategy and was a journalist for newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian.

Sarah Drinkwater is Director at the Tech and Society Solutions Lab at Omidyar Network, where she works to test and scale interventions that help maximise the tech industry's positive contributions to a healthy society. Before joining Omidyar Network, Sarah was head of Campus London, Google's first physical startup hub offering innovative education programs. Campus London was a pilot that has since scaled to six locations around the world. At Google, Sarah also built and led a global Google Maps community team. Sarah previously worked in community and content roles for early-stage startups in Europe. She also advised brands such as Nokia on their social strategy and was a journalist for newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian.

Hem Patel  is a connecter, a collaborator and curator within the data design community. As a founding partner of the award-winning data design studio  Signal Noise , which was acquired by The Economist Group in 2016, he applies his expertise in strategy, business development and partnerships within data driven narratives and products. Hem has curated five London Design Festival exhibitions between 2013 and 2018 and is the co-founder of Encode conference which aims to explore what the future holds for data; design, journalism, and how we can better teach these disciplines in higher education.

Hem Patel is a connecter, a collaborator and curator within the data design community. As a founding partner of the award-winning data design studio Signal Noise, which was acquired by The Economist Group in 2016, he applies his expertise in strategy, business development and partnerships within data driven narratives and products. Hem has curated five London Design Festival exhibitions between 2013 and 2018 and is the co-founder of Encode conference which aims to explore what the future holds for data; design, journalism, and how we can better teach these disciplines in higher education.

Nomzamo Majuqwana  is a multidisciplinary strategist and facilitator who has spent over a decade equipping ambitious organisations and leaders to clarify what purpose they serve, and then deliver on that purpose through everything they do for people - from the cultures and capabilities they nurture on the inside to the products, services, and communications they develop for the outside world. Her work has taken her to Europe, North America, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. There, she’s partnered with some of the most innovative technology (Apple, Google), energy (Enel Group, Hive), media (Discovery Networks, Riot Games), and not-for-profit (Girl Effect, Wikipedia) brands in the world. Nomzamo is also an expert facilitator and an active advocate of diversity and inclusion – a topic she has spoken and written widely about in the UK, the US and her native South Africa.

Nomzamo Majuqwana is a multidisciplinary strategist and facilitator who has spent over a decade equipping ambitious organisations and leaders to clarify what purpose they serve, and then deliver on that purpose through everything they do for people - from the cultures and capabilities they nurture on the inside to the products, services, and communications they develop for the outside world. Her work has taken her to Europe, North America, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. There, she’s partnered with some of the most innovative technology (Apple, Google), energy (Enel Group, Hive), media (Discovery Networks, Riot Games), and not-for-profit (Girl Effect, Wikipedia) brands in the world. Nomzamo is also an expert facilitator and an active advocate of diversity and inclusion – a topic she has spoken and written widely about in the UK, the US and her native South Africa.