Citizen Science Global Partnership
A network-of-networks that seeks to promote and advance citizen science for a sustainable world.
Citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research – whether community-driven research or global scientific investigations. It includes a broad range of activities, from mapping natural phenomena to analyzing scientific data, sharing health information, and making new low-cost technologies.
The CSGP brings together networks of citizen science researchers and practitioners to promote and advance citizen science for a sustainable world.
By involving members of the public in authentic scientific research, citizen science emphasizes collaborative intelligence and co-creation.
Fully realizing the potential of citizen science requires coordination, mobilization, and partnerships across geographies, sectors, and research domains.
The Citizen Science Global Partnership wants to advance the use of citizen science to support the Sustainable Development Goals.
In December 2017, representatives from the global citizen science community were encouraged by the UN-Environment Programme (UNEP) to outline the parameters of a citizen science network-of-networks.
We want to leverage the passion of the global citizen science community to help demonstrate the value of the partnership, and we encouraged individual and groups to submit their ideas for projects.
The Citizen Science Global Partnership brings together citizen science researchers and practitioners with representatives of policy, business, and community-based perspectives.