The Gradual Plague
Our world is rife with slow-burn issues – climate change, corruption – that periodically flare up into disaster, war and revolution. But how do we better understand the build-up & aftermath of these moments? How do we take on environmental, governance, social and health issues before they explode?
TIMBY helps teams track complex problems
The most effective groups tackling slow-burn issues are the most-affected: local communities and organizations that work around the clock to keep issues affecting their backyards in their sights. TIMBY supports these teams with three distinct and interconnected tools.
Simple, secure and systematic reporting from the frontline, anywhere in the world
Find connections between events and individuals over space and time
Share your embeddable multimedia narratives with the world
TIMBY was conceived and built in Africa
We built TIMBY in close collaboration with user groups across the African continent. It is now being used by citizen journalists, activists, NGOs and other teams. In Liberia it monitors corruption, in Kenya it is a citizen reporting tool and in South Africa it was used in elections.Read our Case Studies
TIMBY is built for scale. The ultimate goal is 5-minute setup for even the least computer-savvy. We want you to be able to use TIMBY to change your own backyard.Send us an email