Welcome to Gather

Gather uses data to transform city sanitation

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Gather uses data to get toilets to people who need them.

Our vision

We exist to bring people and data together to solve the urban sanitation crisis. By 2020, 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.

Our work

 
 

Hubs

In 2019 we will be launching the first city data hub in Madagascar. Gather is bringing together government, private and nonprofit organisations to transform how data is collected, exchanged and used. The hub will improve the lives of 350,000 people in low income communities by first transforming the sector’s decision-making process.

 

Data Dive

On 22-23 March 2018 we were joined by 20 data scientists for the world's first urban sanitation data dive. The aim of this ground-breaking event was to understand how existing data could be used to improve sanitation in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, a city of 1.7 million people.
 

 
 

Who we are

Gather Team Photo at the Data Dive Event

John Peter Archer and Lindsey Noakes founded Gather in 2016. They are guided by a panel of expert advisors including specialists from Google, UNICEF, UCL and a former consultant to WHO. Gather is a UK registered charity supported by a growing group of private philanthropists, pro bono partners and foundations including former US vice-president Al Gore’s Generation Foundation. Gather is governed by a diverse, multidisciplinary board of trustees and is also a member of Geovation, the Ordnance Survey’s hub for location data.

Winners

 
 Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs in Europe 2018

Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs in Europe 2018

 MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Europe 2018

MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Europe 2018

 

Finalists

 Ideas for Action European regional finalist 2018

Ideas for Action European regional finalist 2018

 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards finalist 2018

Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards finalist 2018

 AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards finalist 2018

AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards finalist 2018

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