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Beyond Voting: Using Ushahidi to help citizens protect their elections

Elections are an important and integral aspect of democracy, meant as a mechanism with which citizens hold their leaders to account for past actions and future promises.

Weekly: Reevo Maps, Micromappers and Cameroon Election Help!

Deployment of the week
This week, we recognise the efforts of the Reevo team to build a virtual platform that reflects diverse and multiple alternative education initiatives worldwide.

Weekly: Citizen Action in Philippines, OSCON / Portland Meetup

From Citizen Action in the Philippines to Data experiments to Translation help and Open Source Events, we’ve got an action mapped weekly.
Deployment of the Week
Citizen Action in the Philippines are the Deployment of the Week. CANA is all about building citizen action:

Uchaguzi Monitoring And Evaluation Final Report Released

[Guest post by Rhoda Omenya, iHub Research. Rhoda lead the Uchaguzi Monitoring and Evaluation project. Cross-posted from the ihub blog.]

Weekly: Umati & BRCK Videos, Crowdmap in Action

What a Week! The whole team wants to fall over with all the product delivery. In this week’s report, more about BRCK and Crowdmap Public Beta. Plus, we’ve got a Deployment of the Week from Pakistan and a google hangout all about monitoring Dangerous Speech with the Umati Research.

Umati Google Hangout: Monitoring Dangerous Speech

Ushahidi is excited to invite you to join an Umati Research – Monitoring Dangerous Speech Hangout. This is the first in a series of research-focused Google Hangouts.

When your community changes you….

Uchaguzi is You! is our mantra. We are always on and always in edit mode. We are managed in a team driven engine that is decidedly non-linear. Everyone works with integrity and takes our Code of Collaboration to heart.

Uchaguzi community working group update

On 19th Feb 2013, local community working groups convened once more at the iHub to charter next steps in the lead up to the Kenyan general elections.

Uchaguzi Merging Local and Digital

Two weeks until the Kenyan election. Some of our team and community are living and breathing Uchaguzi – 24 x 7.

Uchaguzi Kenya 2013 Launched

As you approach a major milestone in life someone usually asks, “What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know today?” Many times this is nothing more than just a curious exercise of dreaming sandwiched between reminiscing and planning.

Weekly: OpenIR in Jakarta, Windows 8 App, & Uchaguzi

Happy Week! In this Community report, we’re featuring work from Jakarta, Italy and, of course, Kenya. The next two months will be full of Uchaguzi updates. Since the Ushahidi team is heavily involved in the project, we want to share our journey with you. Believe me, we are learning tons!

Uchaguzi – Community Next Steps

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.

Monitoring Dangerous Speech: Umati Update

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.

Uchaguzi Simulation 2012

Ushahidi was born out of a flawed election. The post election violence in 2008 following the fractious Kenyan election season of 2007 highlighted the need for a tool that allowed ordinary citizens to report on incidences that would otherwise have been under reported or completed unreported.

Uchaguzi Midday Update

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We’re midway through the main day for Uchaguzi, and all is going well. The tech team is working hard on fixing a couple bugs (we had issues with the Twitter feed and email reports earlier), but we’re now moving on that. We’ve got hundreds of incoming SMS messages and the election monitoring group we’re partnered with (CRECO) is doing a fantastic job of getting those incoming reports verified.

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