Our Work

The issues our clients face are highly complex and always unique. We use the power of big data, technology and communities to provide public and private organizations with unique insights and answers for progress. Our services include:

Data Systems Engineering

Organisations now produce and use massive quantities of data, but it’s often in systems and formats that can’t be easily used together.

Change Assembly helps you see the data that your organisation could collect and use, and coordinate the people, processes and technology needed for that data to help your operation. We develop entire systems, from mapping between your users’ data needs and potentially available data sources, to designing systems that make data management a normal part of your operation.

We make real-time information more accessible, open and valuable to the people who need it, and we work with open-source communities and companies to improve the technologies that support this. We create systems, theories, algorithms and tools to make this a reality.

Together, we come to understand your data needs beyond the “what data is available?” trap. We focus on revealing the questions that you need to be asking, and the analysis tools and techniques that you need, to answer those questions. We find, catalogue and make data available in formats that both humans and machines can use. We help you to estimate missing data using sources like social media. And we enable you to communicate your results so they can be better understood by decision and policy makers.

Community Data

Organisations don’t have a monopoly on data and innovation. End-users helping to create basemaps, open-source designers bringing ideas to your field, open data advocates unlocking useful data, people posting information in social media: each of them is part of a community that you might need to engage with, learn from and collaborate with to get results.

Change Assembly helps you to design open innovation and data connections to and with both new and existing communities. We use systems like Hunchworks to encourage communities of experts to form around ideas. And we support local, virtual and organisational communities who use their combined skills and expertise to do what they do better.

Virtual Peacebuilding

As online and mobile connectivity increases, particularly among young people, peacebuilding initiatives can leverage emerging virtual networks. Online and mobile tools can complement other offline activities, capitalizing on situations where it is easier to engage people online or remotely than face-to-face. These virtual adaptations add value in situations with challenging security and logistical constraints, to connect groups across geographic divides and to involve youth. Virtual adaptation will also make more accessible technical expertise and global best practices in areas without resident practitioners.

Change Assembly supports peacebuilding practitioners to use online and mobile tools and platforms for conflict transformation activities in conflict and post-conflict settings. This includes identifying implementation modalities that can use mobile and online tools, providing background on proven or potential applications, and supporting operational roll-out of mobile and online tools. Where necessary, we also work with our peacebuilding partners to develop adaptations of existing tools for use in conflict transformation projects.