It’s not everyday that you get the opportunity to run a marathon alongside The Big Five (Kenya’s infamous gang of lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and cape buffalo)—but this weekend was a rare exception. On Friday, a caravan of employees from Ushahidi, BRCK, and the iHub piled into Land Rovers and headed north to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Lewa Downs is home to the annual Safaricom Marathon and Half Marathon, a punishing yet stunningly …

Deployment of the week

This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Volontaires internationaux en soutien aux opérations virtuelles (VISOV), who are crowdsourcing images of destruction and aid deployment in the wake of the Typhoon Yolanda in Philippines. This deployment, much like all other efforts being ran out there, will go a long way in helping to alleviate the suffering of the Filipino people.

Deployment of the Week

This week, we recognise the effort of the team at One De Olho Nas Emendas, who are engaging with citizens in Brasilia to track the effect of amendments of the district’s budget and highlight cases of corruption.

In the News World Disaster Report Released

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies‘ 2013 World Disaster Report was released recently. This report focuses on technology and …

Deployment of the Week

This week, we applaud the efforts of Vultures Namibia to conserve rare species of vultures in Namibia by reporting their re-sightings and recovery!

Vote for Ushahidi

Ushahidi has been nominated for the HiiL Innovating Justice awards, as an innovative justice initiative making a difference in the world. Help us out by voting here!

Events OKFN data expedition in Bangladesh

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The mobile phone has been at the core of Ushahidi’s strategy when building tools for citizen engagement. Its ubiquitous nature makes it the easiest tool to use and ensure that a vast majority of citizens can actively participate. We’ve seen this to be the case in many past Ushahidi deployments, such as Uchaguzi( deployment to monitor the 2013 kenyan general elections). Most of the reports that came into the platform during that time were …

2013 has proved to be a big one for us at Ushahidi. Coming from a 2012 where a lot was done, but where we all felt we weren’t shipping enough product, the acceleration has proved to be refreshing. At this year’s meeting we made a commitment to organize better towards this, and the fruits have borne out.

TL;DR – We shipped Crowdmap, Ushahidi v3, SwiftRiver and BRCK in 2013 (+ Ping too now) …