About Us


We are a mash-up of activists, journalists, designers, security specialists and coders based in Kenya and Liberia.  We’ve worked together since 2012 to develop  “This is My Backyard”, a suite of interconnected digital tools that help teams tackle slow-burn issues like governance, corruption and environmental issues.

We designed our TIMBY technology around the systematic reporting work the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) and other grassroots organizations do in rural Liberia. The idea is to complement work already being done – not impose particular technologies.

The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) has been using TIMBY since January 2013, as part of its larger mission to transform decision-making processes of natural resource management in Liberia, so that benefits from sustainable use are shared equally.  And it’s working!