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.

Crisismappers of all map forms, organizations and disciplines will be converging on Nairobi in November 2013 for the 5th Annual International Conference of Crisismappers (ICCM) . Join important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations along with the world’s best technology companies, academics, journalists and hackers. Ushahidi and ihub are proud sponsors. We’re delighted that you will visit our home base.

Crisismappers connect all year round via the community ning

(Cross posted from the The Journal of ERW and Mine Action. The writer, Edward Lajoie is the assistant project manager and research specialist at the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) at James Madison University (JMU). He joined CISR after graduating from JMU in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with a concentration in the Middle East. He has assisted with CISR’s Senior Managers’ Course at JMU and the Explosive Remnants of War …

We live and map in a world of possibilities. With it comes a lot of responsibility, but huge potential to connect. Previously, I’ve written a bit about the “unusual suspects” and potential of global doers. I’m flush back from Info Activism Camp hosted by Tactical Tech Collective. Each time I attend a global event, I see borders dissolving and walk in wonderment at the amazing people who keep building those efforts. This is the …

[Ed. Note: This guest post by Alix Dunn, engine room, is very much in line with suggestions in the Ushahidi Toolkits. About Alix: Alix Dunn has a background in research about and training in the use of technology and media for social change. She currently acts as the creative lead for the engine room, and as a consultant for Tactical Tech's Privacy and Expression and Evidence and Action programs. She holds an …


This blog series will focus on anti-corruption and transparency mapping. We’ll post about best practices and feature some of the strategies to connect policy and action with online savvy. Our community strategy is aimed to connect topical mappers to build and learn together. Resources and Research will live on the: Wiki pages dedicated to Anti-Corruption and Transparency

Ushahidians have been mapping corruption as either a category or their whole map mission since …