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Live from the Ushahidi .ke Evaluation Launch

The ihub in Nairobi, Kenya has been buzzing all morning with conversations about the Ushahidi .ke Evaluation launch.
We are honoured to have our local community and some guests like UNHCR and NetHope join us to talk about best practices and improvements for deployments and Ushahidi.

Join the Ushahidi .ke Evaluation Launch

You are invited to attend our Ushahidi .ke Evaluation Launch on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the iHub in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ushahidi welcomes Kenya Open Data Initiative

On the 8th of July 2011 the Government of Kenya launched a new Open Government Data Portal that will for the first time make several large government data sets available to researchers and the general public.

Vodacom – Oh Really?

Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys seems like a nice guy.  I’ve never met him but you look at his picture and you think, here is a decent fellow.  Wh

Geuza: Build your Swahili vocabulary and fluency on a mobile phone

Geuza was a winner at the Samsung Kenya Apps Contest last year, and I can see why: its a hot language learning tool designed for mobile phones. A real Kenyan mLearning solution!

Fair Mobile – Two Years On

In which I re-assert my self-appointed role of digitally holding African mobile operators’ feet to the fire for their rent-seeking behaviour.  In today’s spotlight is Vodacom South Africa.

Kenya Ushahidi Evaluation Phase 2: Making Progress with Community Feedback!

[Post written with Jennifer Chan. This post is the third in a series of blog posts documenting a 9-month Ushahidi evaluation project in partnership with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative supported by the Knight Foundation.]

Africa: Opportunity Awaits

(by Muchiri Nyaggah & Niti Bhan from Semacraft. Semacraft is a research and consulting company that focuses on Africa and things digital in Africa)

Wrapping up Phase 1 of the Ushahidi-Kenya Evaluation

[Post written with Jennifer Chan. This post is the second in a series of blog posts documenting a 9-month Ushahidi evaluation project in partnership with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative supported by the Knight Foundation.]

iHub Nairobi, 1 Year Later

The iHub is Ushahidi’s base in East Africa. It’s an open co-working and community space that we built out last year, and that we share with the rest of Nairobi’s vibrant tech community. It’ one year old now, and we’re having a little celebration to appreciate the community who makes it all happen.

Hearing Need and Seeing Change through Story Cycles

[Guest blog post by Irene Guijt based on work with Marc Maxson, John Hecklinger, Zipporah Sangiluh and Dave Snowden]
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