You Map What You Want Africa Forum on Civil Society and Governance Assessments
Ushahidi = Testimony
â€˘ 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. Weâ€™re a disruptive organization that is willing to take risks in the pursuit of changing the traditional way that information flows in the world.
â€˘ 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.
Public /Victims Government Policy
Public / News Producers Advertisers
Public / News Consumers
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
December 2010 - 319 reports, 156,859 views Help bring awareness to sexual harassment in Egypt
By the City / For the City (NYC) Integration of social media into placemaking practices, which are community centered, encouraging public participation, collaboration and transparency.
Libya Crisis The Libya Crisis Map deployed by request of UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
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
Free and open source SMS gateway for Android Whitelabeling of Android and iOS apps
Thank You firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: d.were Tel: +254.723.553.287