2-tier crowdsourcing for disaster information collection and co-ordination

Slayer aka Kuo-Yu Chuang is a founder of GeoThings, the chair of the OGC Open Geo SMS Standard Working Group, and is also from Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). He is also an Ushahidi trusted developer and long standing member of the Ushahidi community. Slayer made an ignite talk at the 5th Annual Crisis mapper’s conference(ICCM), held in Nairobi […]

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Weekly: Preserving Heritage in Indonesia, Data Ethics Hangouts

Deployment of the Week This week, we acknowledge the efforts of the Pantau Pusaka Indonesia team towards providing a platform for citizens to share updates on preservation of endangered heritage. In the news MAVC Open for business This last week, the Making All Voices Count team has held events in 3 different african cities to officially […]

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3Vs Crowdsourcing Framework for Elections launched

[Guest post cross-posted from Ihub Research. About the author: Angela Crandall studies the uptake and increasing utility of ICTs in East Africa from a user’s perspective. Angela is currently a Research Manager at iHub and also co-lead of Waza Experience, an iHub community initiative aimed at prompting under-privileged children to explore innovation and entrepreneurship concepts […]

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Process Matters: How Inclusion Can Be a Feedback Game Changer

[Guest Post by Patricia Dorsher is the Feedback Labs Launch Editor at Ashoka and James E. Jernberg Public Service Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Feedback Labs is a consortium of like-minded organizations, including Ashoka and Ushahidi, who are committed to citizen engagement in the fields of aid, philanthropy, and development. A previous […]

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How Mobile Phones Are Bringing Change in Governance

[Guest post by Sahiba Minhas cross-posted from engageSpark with permission] Currently, there are as many mobile-cellular subscriptions in the world as there are people, with more than half of the users in the Asia-Pacific region – 3.5 billion of the 6.8 billion total subscriptions (ICT Facts and Figures by International Telecommunication Union ITU). This does […]

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Hopeful Action: An anthropological take on Ushahidi, Digital Activism and Hope

[Guest Post by Maria Grabowski. Maria Grabowski holds a M.Sc. in social anthropology from the University of Copenhagen. Based on fieldwork in Cairo and Nairobi, her Master Thesis from 2013 explores Ushahidi through an anthropological take on social movements, digital activism and hope. Maria has also been active in various groups within Global Voices Online, […]

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Weekly: Monitoring Budgets, Researchers Wanted

Happy week! There are updates for both SMSSync and ios – get your mobile fix! We also are happy to share Crowdmap API updates and another sneak peak at the UI for Ushahidi 3.0. And, we want to recognize some map projects from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Sudan. Focusing on Maps in Africa Determining the Deployment […]

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Weekly: Urban Planning, Disaster Preparedness and Ushahidi at OSCON !

From increasing transparency of urban planning projects in Prague, to creating awareness on disaster preparedness in Indonesia and Geeking out at OSCON(among others), here’s your weekly fix of all things Ushahidi and community. Deployment of the week This week, we recognise two amazing projects as deployments of the week. MediaCenter creates awareness about distasters in […]

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