Volunteers

Highlighting 2010′s Extraordinary Volunteers

Ushahidi creates open source platforms, which means that we rely heavily upon the community of practitioners, coders and fans in order to make things work.

Got feedback?

For the past year, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Ushahidi to gather feedback from people all over the world who have put the platform to work. I’ve found it incredibly inspiring to learn about their implementations and see how Ushahidi has evolved in response to their needs.

Got feedback?

For the past year, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Ushahidi to gather feedback from people all over the world who have put the platform to work. I’ve found it incredibly inspiring to learn about their implementations and see how Ushahidi has evolved in response to their needs.

Ushahidi in the Classroom

My name is Nick Martin, President of TechChange: The Institute for Technology and Social Change. Last month I taught the first ever course on “Technology and Peace” at the UN-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica. The course drew 16 participants from 11 countries, representing a number of distinguished organizations including Ashoka, the Council on Foreign Relations and George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR).
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Crowdsourcing with Humanitarians in Training

[Guest blog post: Sayon Dutta is an emergency medicine physician with prior training in aerospace engineering and currently is completing a research fellowship in applied technologies. His research includes GIS and mobile technologies in humanitarian emergencies and the utilization of medical informatics to improve patient care in the Emergency Department. He is a key contributor the the HSI simulation applied technology module. Jennifer Chan is an associate faculty member at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), an emergency medicine physician and public health provider. She is a technical consultant and field researcher for humanitarian NGOs with the Program on Humanitarian Effectiveness.

Mozilla Foundation Supports Ushahidi-Chile

A guest post from the team running Ushahidi’s Situation Room at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Ushahidi-Chile: Reflections after Week One

Caroline Stauffer is a member of the core SIPA Team deploying the Ushahidi-Chile platform. She is a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where she focuses on International Media and Communications. She spent the past summer working with the Associated Press in Bangkok, and worked for a nongovernmental organization in the Dominican Republic prior to SIPA.

SIPA Volunteers Take Lead on Ushahidi-Chile

Our dedicated team of volunteers have mapped over 100 reports including many pictures, and this less than 48 hours after the deployment of the Ushahidi-Chile platform. During this time, I worked directly with colleagues from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), my alma mater, to help them set up their own Situation Room and take the lead on Ushahidi-Chile. Our partners Digital Democracy (D2) once again played an instrumental role and provided the SIPA Team with the full Ushahidi training they needed. Many thanks to both!

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