Watertracker: Structured Data, Integrated Response

The photograph above was taken earlier this year at a training session in Kapisa, Afghanistan, introducing community leaders and elders to how they can interact with and benefit from a new Ushahidi instance developed to track the status of water wells all over the country. There are a couple interesting points to note: It’s outside. […]

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Crowdsourcing and Consumer Rights Advocacy?

Question: Is there an opportunity to use Crowdsourcing technology to figure out where consumers are being let down by brands or outright being lied to? Could Crowdsourcing play a role in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts of companies vis a vis engagement? Some reports point to research on this very question: When asked why […]

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The Open GeoSMS plug-in for Ushahidi

[Guest blog post by Kuo-Yu slayer Chuang from Tawain's Industrial Technology Research Institute, ITRI.] Ushahidi 2.0 with its featured plug-in architecture could make the platform extended with other functions and meet different needs. In our previous article, we briefly introduced the concept of Open GeoSMS and mentioned the future works of implementation of Open GeoSMS […]

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Weekly: Election Mapping and Roadmap Feedback

Elections, Software Roadmap Feedback and more in the Ushahidi weekly: This is a big election year around the world. Our community is gearing up in their mapping adventures. And, the Ushahidi team is participating in the Personal Democracy Forum (NYC) and a Free Election Hackathon (UK). Our weekly report also includes requests for more feedback […]

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Global Animal Welfare – The Beginning

[Guest post by Brad Anthony, Founder and CEO of Global Animal Welfare] When I began building globalanimalwelfare.org I had a search image of what I needed to help the world help protect animals and our environment. Fast, accessible solutions that everyone could use, regardless of their location and technological circumstances. I spent months researching and […]

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