By Shadrock Roberts, Resilience Network Initiative Director
Today we’re excited to release this video that highlights Ushahidi’s work in Indonesia and how we’re finding resilience in unexpected places; using the convening power of open data to connect citizens to city government; and how we are part of a movement to nurture local tech ecosystems.
Shout Out Series Issue #1: Rockefeller Foundation – You Rock
By Nathaniel Manning, Managing Director of Business Strategy.
This is the first in a series we are calling “Shout Outs.” We want to thank all those who have truly supported us over the past years. Your help has meant the world.
Metrics, data, leadership, execution
As a distributed organization actively working across every continent (except Antarctica), we at Ushahidi have to communicate across an amazingly diverse set of cultures, languages, and perspectives.
TLDR: The scope of impact in Africa for work is great and an inspiration for the work ahead in 2015. Similar problems exist in various African countries and similar opportunities and the incredible chance to participate in a bolder stake on the future of the continent. Local communities have a key role in shaping strategy and can teach us a lot about what works where.
Ushahidi team members recently provided blogger training and deployment consultation for the Txeka-la initiative monitoring the Mozambique general election and engaging community through mapping. From the Canadian High Commission YouTube post:
We are proud to announce that Ushahidi has begun a partnership with Social Coding 4 Good to build our developer community. Ushahidi is getting many unusual suspects interested in using open source software. We have the opposite issue of most open source organizations.
On a single day in March last year, three countries — Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique announced discoveries of oil and gas (joining Uganda as possible oil and gas producers.) This was momentous, and according to this article in The East African, there are s
The Kenyan 2013 Elections are just over a month away. If this past weekend’s political nominations are any indication, there will be a rise of people’s voices and stories to share. You may be asking: how can I contribute? From researchers to developers to online strategists to translators and sense-makers, we aim to connect and build Uchaguzi together.
Lead by Kagonya Awori and Angela Crandall, the dedicated ihub Research team is monitoring and analyzing Dangerous Speech in Kenya with the Umati project. The Umati (the Swahili word for “crowd”) project coincides with the upcoming Kenyan Election and is connected to Ushahidi’s Uchaguzi plans.