Updated Mar 01, 2019
Gather brings people and data together to solve the urban sanitation crisis. By 2020, we want to provide insight on 15 cities and influence the expansion of services for 26 million people currently without access to sanitation.https://www.gatherhub.org
John peter Archer
By 2030, 3.2 billion people will live in cities without access to proper sanitation. In 2017, the World Bank reported that poor data had led to an ineffective allocation of resources across the sector. Most crucially, the sector cannot track its progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6. Organisations are collecting large quantities of data on operations, but this data is often inaccurate, never shared and not used to understand the state of sanitation in a city.
Our solution is a sector-wide data strategy to change the collection, sharing and use of data. A data standard will create a more open, collaborative and accountable sector that can: a) identify areas of greatest need, b) identify gaps in sanitation service provision and the cost of completing the sanitation value chain, and c) track progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 6.
Toilets change everything. Gather’s vision is a world where everyone has access to proper sanitation. Our mission is to transform the way organisations use data to help expand sanitation services. By 2020, we want to provide insight for decision makers for 15 emerging cities and influence the expansion of sanitation services for 26 million people living in low income communities who would otherwise not have access to proper sanitation.
We are combing the power of data standardisation, geospatial analysis and geospatial visualisation to transform the way decisions are made. We are utilising these tried and tested techniques to transform the conversation around data and change the sanitation sector's use of data to improve services for the urban poor.
One of Gather’s key values is collaboration. We have established trust among organisations skeptical about data sharing and gained unique access to previously siloed data sets. This has allowed us to scale our potential sphere of influence from one informal settlement in one city to fifteen emerging cities across the world. Collaboration has also allowed us to leverage the talents, experience and resources of like-minded organisations outside of the sanitation sector and zero cost. Our principle of partnership before product has been unusual but allowed us to really zoom in on fixing an issue that we believe would shift the needle on a global problem.
|Recruit||In 2018 we want to hire one data scientist and one lead developer. In 2019 we want to further expand our team|
|New Feature||In 2018 we want to create data standard and start to change the data behaviours of sector. In 2019 we want to launch our data sharing platform with inbuilt analysis that helps direct resources to expand sanitation services for eight cities.|