Research can and should inform software development. The Kenya Ushahidi Evaluation Project was 9-month Ushahidi evaluation project in partnership with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative supported by the Knight Foundation. The full evaluation project conducted by Jennifer Chan (Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, NorthWestern University, Associated Faculty at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative) and Melissa Tully (Assistant Professor, University of Iowa) started with research and included the creation of case studies and Ushahidi toolboxes. The impact of this important work has been two fold: 1. The research is informing our work for Ushahidi 3.0 redesigns to make our software more intuitive. 2. The Ushahidi toolboxes are the basis for training and documentation for our community to evolve. Every day these are distributed to potential deployers to help them plan their projects. We will share the Ushahidi Kenya Evaluation findings in two parts. Today we are honoured to share two Case Studies as well as a collection of blog posts written about the Ushahid Kenya Evaluation Project.

Ushahidi Kenya Evaluation: Uchaguzi (Case Study)

Kenya Ushahidi Evaluation: Uchaguzi from Ushahidi

Ushahidi Kenya Evaluation: Unsung Peace Heros/Building Bridges (Case Study)

Kenya Ushahidi Evaluation: Unsung Peace Heros/Building Bridges from Ushahidi

Ushahidi Kenya Evaluation: Blog series

Kenya Ushahidi Evaluation: Blog Series from Ushahidi

Thank you

Thank you to Jennifer Chan and Melissa Tully for their important research. Thank you to the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Knight Foundation for supporting and funding the Ushahidi Kenya Evaluation. Special thanks to the deployers and participants of the Uchaguzi, Unsung Peace Heros and Building Bridges deployments for their input. Thank you to Steve Renard for the professional desktop publishing. See previous blog posts on Evaluation.