It only took 7 days

A partnership between local youths, Open Data Kosovo, and UNDP/SDC under the SAEK project.

  • Youth Engagement

    Local Communities

    We reached out to local communities for volunteer data collectors. Mr Bedri Cahani, director of the "Hajdar Dushi" school, even involved his students.

  • Small Teams

    Big Results

    We organized ourselves in small teams of 2 or 3, totalling 30 volunteers. Each team was assigned a geographical zone to spot and report illegal dumping sites.

  • Leveraging Reusability

    The TrashOut App

    No need to re-invent the wheel when we can re-use proven data collection solutions. TrashOut is an already existing world initiative to locate and report all illegal dumps.

  • Don't Fear The Analog

    Old School

    When the TrashOut app wasn't compatible with some of our smartphones, we simply collected data the old school way; with clipboards, printed maps, and pens.

  • Reusing Open Data

    The More the Merrier

    The municipality's waste management company had recently opened data on its garbage truck routes so we incorporated those as well.

  • Rapid Prototyping

    From Data to Insight

    We played with the data as soon as it was colleced and experimented with neat visualizations when, all of a sudden, we ended up with this neat prototype!

  • It's time
    to clean
    Gjakova!