NSHR Monitors Elections in Namibia using Ushahidi

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Namibia Elections 2009

Ndesanjo Macha of Global Voices reports on efforts that went into monitoring the elections in Namibia – November 27-28th, and the use of tools such as Ushahidi and new media.

The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR), used the Ushahidi platform to collect reports about fraud, undue influence, violence intimidation etc. We are excited to see this happen in Africa!

If there are elections coming up in your country and you’d like to use Ushahidi, kindly check out our download page (we have some mobile applications that can be used in conjunction with the core-platform), everything is open source and absolutely free! As always, we’d love to hear from you.

Know of other election monitoring or other implementations using Ushahidi? Let us know in the comments.

Thank you Ken Banks for the tip via Twitter :)

One Response to “NSHR Monitors Elections in Namibia using Ushahidi”

  1. Great to see organizations combine efforts in the common interest to better monitor and track elections in Africa. Important to mention TNO (a Dutch based research organization) helped in the technical design and implementation. As Hivos we were happy to support this process and I look forward to similar collaborations in the future. We have elections coming up in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. For those interested in getting involved please feel free to contact me at b.white@hivos.nl. Regards, Ben