social change

Nairobi: Announcing funding from Omidyar Network

Two years ago we announced our first partnership with Omidyar Network, where they put $1.4m towards Ushahidi over the next 2.5 years. What most people don’t realize about ON, is just how much they bring to the table beyond funding, including strategic advice, human capital help, leadership training and network connections.

Announcing funding from the Ford Foundation

We’re excited to announce major funding for Ushahidi coming from the Ford Foundation. Ford Foundation is making a $500,000 grant to Ushahidi over 2 years. The funding enables us to increase our community engagement capacity, scale the Crowdmap platform and provides operational support in 2011 and 2012.

Experimenting with Aid Information

[Alena Stern ’12 is an AidData research assistant at the College of William and Mary]

Sustainable Innovation for Chile

Week by week, and drop by drop, twelve students from the Art Center College of Design are working towards social change. In partnership with Un Techo Para Mi Pais, the students develop new tools for using, storing, and transporting water to improve the quality of life of impoverished families living in campamentos/slums in Chile.

Indoor Workstation for Chile

Week by week, and drop by drop, twelve students from the Art Center College of Design are working towards social change. In partnership with Un Techo Para Mi Pais, the students develop new tools for using, storing, and transporting water to improve the quality of life of impoverished families living in campamentos/slums in Chile.

Driving Mobile Activism Adoption

How can social entrepreneurs drive the adoption of their mobile activism tools? Participants in Ashoka’s Social Entrepreneurship Twitter chat identified several key themes. Broadly speaking, the key drivers of adoption fall into three categories: design, distribution and context.

5 African Technology/Invention Blogs

Here are five of our favorite blogs on invention and technology for social good in Africa:
1. Afrigadget
2. Timbuktu Chronicles
3. Appfrica
4. White African
5. the African Uptimist
What are your favorite blogs? Let us know.

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