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Maps of Africa: Private Equity and Infrastructure Investment 2013

The good folks over at Africa Assets have teamed up with Cross Border Information to release these two maps. The first on private equity investment in Africa in 2013 and the second on infrastructure investment in the same year.

ICCM 2012: Videos on Crisis Mapping and Humanitarian Technology

Every year the International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) brings together the most engaged

ICCM 2012: Videos on Crisis Mapping and Humanitarian Technology

Every year the International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) brings together the most engaged pr

Using the New Ushahidi Platform to Crisis Map Libya

On Tuesday, March 2nd, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) requested that the The Standby Volunteer Task Force be activated for Libya.

Uchaguzi: Monitoring the Tanzania Elections

Ushahidi is excited to announce it’s deployment of Uchaguzi TZ, an elections monitoring program for Tanzania’s October 31st national elections. The platform has built off the successes of Uchaguzi Kenya to include 2,000 monitors in Tanzania, 30,000 trusted sources, plus messages from the crowd. Uchaguzi TZ’s shortcode is 15540, and we’ve already started receiving and mapping messages a week before the election. Check out the map as it continues to fill up with reports in the lead-up to the elections this Sunday!

The world according to FrontlineSMS

We’re not far off a year since the launch of the revised version of FrontlineSMS, and great progress has been made on many fronts. One of the challenges we’ve faced is that there’s no manual for what we’re trying to do, so it’s been something of a shot in the dark much of the time. The past, present (and no doubt future) of the software remains heavily influenced by the organic spread of the tool - NGOs finding it by “discovery” and adopting it in their own projects, for themselves, by themselves.

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