Gather uses data intelligence to get toilets to people who need them.
We exist to bring people and data together to solve the urban sanitation crisis. By 2025, we want to transform how sanitation is provided for five million people in four emerging cities across the world.
Today, there are 2.5 billion people living in cities around the world without access to a safe, clean toilet. We transform how sanitation organisations use data, helping them to get toilets to people who need them most.
In 2019 we are launching the first Sanitation Data Hub in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The Hub will bring together three key sanitation actors in Antananarivo to improve the lives of 350,000 people in low income communities. We will start by transforming the local sector’s decision-making processes, and will produce the first geospatial shit flow diagram in partnership with the CUA, WSUP and Loowatt.
Gather is also launching the Sanitation Data Commission. The Commission will advise on a new global data standard for urban sanitation so that data can be better collected, shared and analysed. Hosted by Gather, this data standard will empower the global sanitation sector to turn data into insight. Better data will help accelerate progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 6.2
Who we are
Gather was founded by John Peter Archer and Lindsey Noakes in 2016. The growing Gather team are guided by a panel of expert advisors including specialists from Google, UNICEF, UCL and Restless Development and governed by a diverse, multidisciplinary board of trustees. Gather is a UK registered charity supported by philanthropists, pro bono partners and institutions including World Bank’s Data Innovation Fund. Gather is a resident innovator at Geovation, the Ordnance Survey’s hub for location data.