Planet Earth: Desperately Seeking Moral Leadership

It’s not every day that you get the chance to spar with a Nobel Peace Prize winner on how to make the world a better place, but that’s exactly what happened to me three years ago.

Come Along on a Canoe Ride Through the Amazon With Young Sarayaku Footballers

Imagine traveling 67 kilometers by motorized canoe in search of a rival for a sporting match. That is what the young footballers from the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon must do every week for regular competition.

A BRCK Update – Jan 2014

It’s been a busy few months for the BRCK team, as now the company has spun outside of Ushahidi and is it’s own commercial entity.

Security Tips in Emergencies

(Guest post, cross posted from Citizen Lab blog. The Author,Jennie Phillips is a PhD student working with the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.

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:

Cameras as Evidence: What does it mean for Ushahidians?

Deep in the mountains of Italy, Centro d’Ompio, we sat in a circle brainstorming Cameras as Evidence. What would it take to collect a good and actionable citizen report using photos or video?

Weekly: Build Harassmap, Kicking it with global translations

We live and map in a world of possibilities. With it comes a lot of responsibility, but huge potential to connect. Previously, I’ve written a bit about the “unusual suspects” and potential of global doers. I’m flush back from Info Activism Camp hosted by Tactical Tech Collective.

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