Conflict

Liberianizing the platform

A little over two weeks after beginning this Ushahidi deployment, John and I arrived at the Rights and Rice Foundation for our first hands-on training.  We’ve met with over a dozen organizations that have expressed an interest in having customized Ushahidi instances, yet it was the small staff at Rights and Rice (affectionately known as R&R) who were the first to quickly organized themselves for a software tutorial.  Musu, Patience and Anthony were waiting for us in their shared office, desks spread to the corners and several fans whirring in the center of the room.

Liberia: Whose information are we sharing?

In my last post, I attempted to provide a play-by-play of the violent incidents in Liberia’s Lofa County.  I’ve since attended a roundtable discussion with chiefs, government officials, the UN and NGOs operating in Lofa who presented other sides to the story.  Below are a few corrections based on this discussion, and additional points of interest about the events in Lofa:

Invisible Children

Invisible Children

CountryUganda, United States
RegionAfrica, North America

Programme Summary

Motivated to raise awareness of "the unseen war" in Northern Uganda, 3 young filmmakers from the United States are using the power of stories in an effort to promote international advocacy to sustain the peace process and garner support programming for children and families living through the conflict.

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