Happy Week! In this Community report, we’re featuring work from Jakarta, Italy and, of course, Kenya. The next two months will be full of Uchaguzi updates. Since the Ushahidi team is heavily involved in the project, we want to share our journey with you. Believe me, we are learning tons!

Deployment of the Week: OpenIR Jakarta Banjir

This week’s feature Deployment is from the OpenIR team. They are in Indonesia testing out their Infrared Imaging …

The Kenyan 2013 Elections are just over a month away. If this past weekend’s political nominations are any indication, there will be a rise of people’s voices and stories to share. You may be asking: how can I contribute? From researchers to developers to online strategists to translators and sense-makers, we aim to connect and build Uchaguzi together.

We’ve created Uchaguzi Working groups. Each of the groups have their own wiki page. Global participants …

Lead by Kagonya Awori and Angela Crandall, the dedicated ihub Research team is monitoring and analyzing Dangerous Speech in Kenya with the Umati project. The Umati (the Swahili word for “crowd”) project coincides with the upcoming Kenyan Election and is connected to Ushahidi’s Uchaguzi plans. This groundbreaking research strategy for monitoring could be applied to a multitude situations. Here are some comparative results for October, November and December 2012. Reports will be provided until …

Happy Week from Nairobi! We have updates about Uchaguzi and the upcoming Community Developer call.

Pause. A room full of creative, dedicated, smart people gather. Their mission: to build a strong offline and online campaign of citizen voices for the upcoming Kenyan elections. Planning is key to any Ushahidi project. We’re excited to share this journey with our local and global community.

At last night’s event, we did a group map perception infographic exercise …

We’ve seen a rise in anti-corruption mapping. In the past few months, we’ve featured projects from Kosovo, Zimbabwe and even provided global overviews. We’ve had the honour to join Transparency International at the Anti-Corruption Conference which our community leaders from Morocco and Macedonia presented alongside Nathan Wangusi of Kuhonga. Today we are proud to share Kuhonga‘s journey, because it is both a global story and a Kenyan story. How …

[Guest post by Anna Hrybyk of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade. This ongoing environmental project started in May 2010 in response to the Gulf Oil Spill. Since that time, it continues to evolve environmental mapping. Anna Hrybyk has been working on public health issues since 1998. She is currently working as a Program Manager for the Refinery Efficiency Initiative.]

The iWitness Pollution Map is produced by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB). This …

Happy Code Year! Ushahidians are arriving in Kenya for our annual team meetings and coworking. We’re excited to get started. If you are a community member, partner, friend, funder or fan of Ushahidi, you can help us plan for 2013 by participating in our brief Ushahidi Community Survey.

In the Weekly, we have upcoming community events for developers and the Kenyan elections. Plus, we are excited to share SwiftRiver planning. First up: …

[Guest Post by Alexis Franke, UNDP in Kosovo. Originally published on the UNDP blog.]

Over on the Democracy Spot blog, Tiago Peixoto started a thought-provoking conversation about the impact of websites like I paid a bribe that encourage citizens to report cases of corruption (both the blog post and the comments are well worth a read). How can we assess whether these sites make a difference?

I thought it …