SIPA Volunteers Take Lead on Ushahidi-Chile

Our dedicated team of volunteers have mapped over 100 reports including many pictures, and this less than 48 hours after the deployment of the Ushahidi-Chile platform. During this time, I worked directly with colleagues from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), my alma mater, to help them set up their own Situation […]

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Volunteers Respond with Ushahidi-Chile

I learned about the massive earthquake at 7:00 A.M. EST and immediately got in touch with the Ushahidi Tech Team to set up an Ushahidi-Chile platform. I then reached out to my colleagues from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and others who contributed their time to the Haiti deployment. They are are now responding […]

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Ushahidi-Haiti: Closing the Feedback Loop

Jaroslav Valuch is our Ushahidi Field Representative. He was the first to join the Ushahidi-Haiti @ Tufts Team to deploy the platform and he has been in Haiti for over 3 weeks. Jaroslav is from the Czech Republic and a Hubert Humphrey/Fulbright Fellow at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. […]

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Ushahidi-Haiti + CrisisCamp Boston = SMS Tracker

Denise Roz Sewell is on the core team of Ushahidi-Haiti @ Tufts and has been instrumental in connecting with our partners at Crisis Camp. Roz is a Pickering Fellow and was a Fulbright scholar in Morocco prior to joining Fletcher. She shares a startling experience with us here. Capacity. Comparative Advantage. Workflow. Crisis Camp. Ticket […]

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Ushahidi & The Unprecedented Role of SMS in Disaster Response

Cross-posted on Patrick Meier’s blog iRevolution. What if we could communicate with disaster affected communities in real-time just days after a major disaster like the quake in Haiti? That is exactly what happened thanks to a partnership between the Emergency Information Service (EIS), InSTEDD, Ushahidi, Haitian Telcos and the US State Department. Just 4 days […]

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Taking the Lead: Ushahidi-Haiti @ Tufts

The outstanding volunteer team at Tufts University has played an instrumental role in Ushahidi’s response to Haiti. They  trained hundreds of volunteers and set up Situation Rooms in Washington DC, Geneva, London and Portland. Together, they mapped over 3,000 urgent and actionable reports on Ushahidi-Haiti from a multitude of sources including text messages from Haiti. […]

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KANCO wraps up Ushahidi pilot project with User Trainings

In continuing its commitment to the development of Ushahidi’s work in Kenya, Ushahidi has just completed a six-month pilot project with the Kenya AIDS NGO’s Consortium (KANCO) to  visualize civil society organizations (CSOs) in Kenya providing responses to the HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics. The project, in collaboration with AIDSPortal, UK, involved modifying the Ushahidi […]

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HIVOS funding and Ushahidi

Today it’s our pleasure to announce support from the Hivos Foundation, a Dutch non-governmental organization that aims to contribute to a fair, free and sustainable world. Hivos confirmed their support to Ushahidi several weeks ago, but we’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to put their funds to use. The recent deployment in Haiti presents […]

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Project 4636 Revisited: The Updated Infographic

UPDATE: Since this graphic was published, a few additional clarifications have come to light. Please see Robert’s comment for more details. Shortly after we posted the original Project 4636 info graphic, a few folks involved in the project got in touch to see if we could clarify the process. There are a lot of moving […]

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