Tactical Technology Collective is an international NGO that provide human rights advocates with guides, tools, training and consultancy to help them develop the skills and tactics they need to increase the impact of their campaigning.

The following guides and toolkits are available online, as downloadable files or they can be posted to not-for-profits in a book/CD format, free of charge.

1. ‘Mobiles in-a-box’, designed to support campaigners to use mobile telephony in their work.

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[Dale Zak is one of the volunteer developers with Ushahidi, here is his story on tapping into the greater Ushahidi community.]

With the multilingual functionality of the Ushahidi Windows Mobile app implemented, the challenge now is translating the ~90 English phrases to as many languages as possible. In the spirit of crowdsourcing, I tweeted for help:

“Help! Looking for multilingual people to help translate ~90 English phrases to Dutch, German, Hindi, etc …

Currently I’m at the ICTD conference in Doha, Qatar. I’m here with Ken Banks to do a joint demonstration on how Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS have both profited from partnering where it makes sense. Really, it’s about the power of open platforms and how separate ones can strengthen each other when they work together.

Brenda of FreedomFone, Erik of Ushahidi and Ken of FrontlineSMS

One of the discussion points that has kept …

Indigenous people still face marginalization, extreme poverty, forced relocation and other human rights violations. Their way of life and often their very survival is threatened, according to the United Nations. To me, this means that there are over three hundred seventy million people who could benefit from Ushahidi’s web based reporting tool.

Shavante Indian boys participate in a club fight, called "oio' ", which is done as part of the "uaiwa ' "ceremony, the

Last week I was in Maputo for the W3C workshop on the “Africa Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social Development”. The aim of the workshop is to understand the specific challenges of using mobile phones and Web technologies to deliver services to underprivileged populations of developing countries, and also to capture the specificities of the African context.

Ushahidi was privileged to have a seat to present. I …

“The world’s largest democracy, India, goes to election starting April 16, 2009. The month long general elections to the 15th Lok Sabha will be held in five phases on April 16, April 22, April 23, April 30, May 7 and May 13, and the results will be announced on May 16.”

The last week has seen an incredible amount of activity amongst the Indian team putting together VoteReport.in – a site to …