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World Humanitarian Day – August 19, 2012

Humanitarians honour the world daily with their tireless efforts. At Ushahidi, we have the privilege to know and collaborate with some of these amazing people. Thank you. Join us in thanks on World Humanitarian Day – Sunday, August 19th, 2012 by adding your voice:

The Future We Want – Our Rio20

We’re honoured to announce this week’s Deployment of the Week: Our Rio20! Well done Manu and team for mapping over 3000+ tweets about #thefuturewewant! Here’s a guest blog post from him:

UN and Ushahidi collaboration suggests an interwoven future is inevitable

Guest post by David Foster: Lieutenant Colonel Foster has served over 24 years in the US Army.  He is currently assigned to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as a Plans and Operations Officer.  He recently led the development and implementation of a Joint Elections Security Plan for Liberia’s 2011 General Election.

Liberia Votes, Ushahidi maps

The Ushahidi Liberia team was up with the sun to prepare for what may be the most anticipated day for Liberia in over five years – elections day. I’ve said it before, but it doesn’t get old: this is Liberia’s first democratic electoral process that has been run by the Liberian people.

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for Sept 15-28, 2010

Welcome to the ICTworks bi-weekly ICT4D Retrospective, where we condense the last two weeks of news into a succinct list of links for your perusal. If you want your news to be featured, email them to ritse [at] ritseonline [dot] com. To get these links faster, follow me on Twitter: @RitseOnline

11 days, 12000 miles, progress, and sheep.

Eleven days and 8,500 miles ago I stepped on a plane to Washington DC (I’m about to do a final 3,500-odd miles back to London). It’s been a hectic but very productive few days.
To kick things off, I spent a couple of days with the Institute for Reproductive Health helping them design a prototype “standard days method” texting service using FrontlineSMS. It was exciting and interesting work, and I’m looking forward to following their future progress.

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