The First-ever DATAStrong Program for East Africans

Pollicy, together with Innovation for Change, a demand-driven technical resource lab for six, networked, regional Innovation Hubs, are launching the DATAStrong program for East Africa. DATAStrong is a comprehensive data skills program targeted at civil society in East Africa (Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania).

Pollicy believes in the power of data to revolutionize how governments deliver services to their citizens. They’re interested in harnessing this data, coupled with real-world and digital advocacy to make an impact on issues that really matter.

Pollicy DataStrong

About the DATAStrong Program

The DATAStrong workshop is a step towards building a resilient community that is able to use data-driven visualizations and storytelling to bolster advocacy and rapidly respond to challenges posed by shrinking civic spaces in the region.

DATAStrong is unique in that the program offers a tailored curriculum, site visits and virtual mentoring in addition to bringing together organizations from throughout the region to better assess the current challenges and co-creatively develop a community that can support one another. Pollicy tailors the training programme to suit all participants and make sure everyone will leave feeling inspired and armed with brand new skills to help them do effective data-driven advocacy.

DATAStrong will select 10 organizations from Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania to participate in the skills building workshop. The program also includes a 5-day interactive and participatory workshop in Kampala, Uganda on 7-11th May 2018. It will focus on organizations from a number of thematic areas that range from minority groups to aging populations.


  • You MUST be a staff member of a Civil Society Organisation
  • Your organization MUST be registered in Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania
  • Your organization MUST work on issues related to the thematic areas mentioned above
  • You MUST apply using the form in the link below


  • This program is fully residential and all participants are expected to be present for the entirety of the workshop.
  • All airfare, lodging, and meals will be covered by the program

How to Apply

You’re a step closer to joining the first ever DATAStrong program, click on the link below and fill out the application form.

Click here to Apply

If you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact the team at

Deadline: 18th April 2018


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