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You Map What You Want Africa Forum on Civil Society and Governance Assessments


Ushahidi = Testimony

• Born out of the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008, used to map reports of violence and peace efforts throughout


We build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. We’re a disruptive organization that is willing to take risks in the pursuit of changing the traditional way that information flows in the world.

• openness | innovation | community


Social Impact • • • •

Enabling the wider coverage of crisis, elections and political movements that would otherwise be unreported or underreported Create an easy-to-use tool that is freely and instantly available to individuals, NGOs and other organizations allowing them to focus on mobilizing the content and the response

Facilitate transparency and accountability by amplifying citizen voices with a consumer-focused tool, designed with areas with limited access in mind Developing ability for stakeholders in a particular situation to share and find data


ďƒźWe meet you where you are

ďƒź We understand the unique innovation challenges


Ushahidi the platform is a piece of software, not a methodology.


Volunteers

Activists

Public /Victims Government Policy

Funders Donors

Responders

Public / News Producers Advertisers

Public / News Consumers


Disaster Response

Election Monitoring

March 2011 - 4,000+ reports, 144,974 views Monitor fallout of tsunami and nuclear crisis

August 2010 - 1525 reports, 20,000 views Monitor Kenya referendum election

sinsai.info/ushahidi uchaguzi.co.ke


Citizen Journalism

December 2010 - 319 reports, 156,859 views Help bring awareness to sexual harassment in Egypt

harassmap.com

Communities

By the City / For the City (NYC) Integration of social media into placemaking practices, which are community centered, encouraging public participation, collaboration and transparency.

urbandesignweek.org


Libya Crisis The Libya Crisis Map deployed by request of UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

libyacrisismap.net


Stop Stockouts

stopstockouts.org


Service Delivery

huduma.info


THE FUTURE


Real-time Geo Search


Static Search Results

Dynamic Real-time Geographic Data


Sweeper - A front-end tool for parsing massive amounts of

information, finding patterns, and plugging it into Ushahidi. Also sold as SaaS.

RiverID - a pseudo-anonymous ID tool for information sources.

APIs - Offered as SaaS, these are the tools we use to power

Sweeper, includes;

tagging

location

influence

reputation

duplication filter


Mobile

Free and open source SMS gateway for Android Whitelabeling of Android and iOS apps


Thank You dwere@ushahidi.com Skype: d.were Tel: +254.723.553.287

Daudi_Ushahidi_undp%20Dakar2011  

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