Nairobi

Real World Ushahidi: Kenya

I’ve been on and off the road since the end of June, it’s nearing the end of July, I’m not going to lie, the adventure has been unbelievably amazing, but I am excited for a hot water shower and the comfort of my own bed! The past two weeks have been a whirlwind. I’ve been in seven different airports, six different countries, and three different continents.

Negotiating for Change

This week I am leading a four-part seminar on interest-based negotiation skills at the iHub. The short course is open to Ushahidi team members, m:lab incubatees, and the general iHub community. It builds off of two talks I gave earlier in the summer for the Pivot East and Tech4Africa conferences, but provides much more time for dialogue and a full-blown negotiation simulation.

A BRCK Journey

We’re about to ship our first orders of BRCKs next week, on July 17th.

Join the ICCM Pre-conference Training Day

The International Crisis Mappers Conference(ICCM) is almost here. The event, set to pull in Crisis Mappers from across the globe is slated to happen between November 18th and November 22nd in Nairobi, Kenya.

Our community dives into v3.0

A week into announcing our developer release of Ushahidi v3, the .ke based team set out to introduce the local dev community to the platform, and get them involved in development at an early stage.

3.5 years later, what the iHub has done?

Becky Wanjiku sits on the iHub Advisory Board with me, and started a discussion on the iHub, asking “What has the iHub Achieved?“. Her main takeaway point being that the iHub is a platform, and it’s what YOU do with it that is important. T

Making All Voices Count Launched

Since a few weeks back you have been able to apply to the Making All Voices Count (MAVC) fund for grant money for your project on innovation, scaling up and research. We, Ushahidi, manage the innovation component of the fund.

Weekly: FoodSync, Tech for emergencies, and Plugins!

Deployment of the week
We applaud the efforts of Foodsync.org, utilizing the power of technology to reduce waste and connect surplus food to the hungry by mapping out food donations from participating vendors and delivery of these donations to organizations in the US.

2 Tech Tools for Emergencies from our Westgate Experience: Ping and Blood Donation

As we mentioned yesterday, it’s been a bit of a crazy few days in Nairobi. The full Ushahidi team met yesterday (many virtually, of course), and we talked about many issues surrounding the Westgate siege and our own tools. This lead us to then think through our skills and tools, and where we could be useful. Two thoughts came immediately to mind:

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