development

How “Designing with the end user” undermines ICT4D best practice

After years of near-invisible end users, it’s promising to see the beginnings of ‘end-user recognition’ in much of ICT4D‘s emerging best practice. It looks like we’ve made a big stride forward, but we’re not where we need to be yet, despite making all the right noises.

International development: A problem of image, or a problem of substance?

The world has problems. Big problems. They need big answers, ambitious projects and innovative solutions. And that costs money. Lots of it. Three trillion dollars over the past sixty years, if the research is to be believed. Fixing stuff is big business.

Lyon Declaration On Access to Information and Development launched

LYON
19 August 2014
(IFLA)

APC signs the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Deve

Ushahidi Platform: Under the Hood (Part 3)

This post is the third in a series of articles that will be devoted to explaining the Ushahidi Platform at a technical level for programmers and deployers.

Time for a Donor Funding Charter?

Innovation isn’t about green bean bags and whacky idea sessions. It is a long term business development strategy
Lucy Gower

Ushahidi Platform: Under the Hood (Part 2)

This post is the second in a series of articles that will be devoted to explaining the Ushahidi Platform at a technical level for programmers and deployers.

In the last blog post, we explored how the architecture of the Ushahidi Platform is radically changing from v2 to v3.

Reflections on two days in a ‘media silo’

I’m sitting in the old German parliament building listening to a plenary discussion on activism.

Announcing our first Beta release of Ushahidi v3

It’s been a couple of months since we shared what progress we’ve been making on Ushahidi v3. Today, we’re rolling out a beta version of Ushahidi v3, v3.0.0-beta.1.

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