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Burkina Faso's revolution - an extreme case of open data and government transition

Literally translated Burkina Faso means “land of the upright people.” It has long been one of West Africa’s most stable countries, despite having one of world’s lowest GDPs and being surrounded by countries with serious security issues, like Mali and Nigeria.

Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Zambian Opportunities

The need for light is high across the African continent, where approximately 70% of households are off-grid and 64% of its imported oil is destined for 19th century kerosene and paraffin lighting. Although the demand is high for solar powered lighting, the opportunities to convert that demand into a social business are not evenly distributed. In...

How to Think About Universal Access

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any person in possession of a mobile phone must be in want of an Internet connection.  Please allow that mangling of Jane Austen to exist as a placeholder for the assumption that everyone having affordable access to communication infrastructure

New Resource Spotlight: Promoting Gender Equality in the Health Workforce: An Advocacy Tool

New Resource Spotlight: Promoting Gender Equality in the Health Workforce: An Advocacy Tool

Statement: Stop defamation against the women human rights defenders of CEDEHM in Mexico

1 April 2015
(WHRDIC for APCNews)

As a member of the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRDIC), APC has signed

Working with Omidyar Network On Metrics and Innovation

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.

How UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana

Application of drones for development is a new area in Ghana, however it is rapidly evolving with significant potential to aid Ghana’s development agenda in the area of health, agriculture, security, road safety and traffic management; natural resource management, aerial photography, 3-D mapping; search and rescue, among others. This was the outcome of the Technology...

Inveneo Partners with Protocase on the Solar Powered Micro-Data Center Design Contest

Inveneo has partnered with Protocase on the ARM Ltd. solar powered Micro-Data Center Design Challenge. The top prize for the competition is $10,000 and the winning design will be built and deployed in the developing world.

New Publication Spotlight: Use of an Interactive Voice Response System to Deliver Refresher Training in Senegal

New Publication Spotlight: Use of an Interactive Voice Response System to Deliver Refresher Training in Senegal

Big data innovation as part of a Data Revolution in Africa

Author: 
Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis
This weekend, representatives from Governments

Violence Early Warning System for Nigerian Elections, 2015

The Nigerian elections are happening this weekend and over the coming week and Ushahidi has been working with the Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN), and developers Dan Woods and Quinn Lee to create an early warning dashboard for violence in the run up, during and immediately after the elections.

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