Lending capacity to the tech community through MAVC

Making All Voices Count was a global initiative that supported innovation, scaling-up, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and open, responsive government. The initiative, which was active in 12 countries in Africa and Asia, supported creative and cutting-edge solutions—many of which leverage mobile and web technology—to the challenge of amplifying citizen voices and enabling governments to listen and to respond.

MAVC, which was implemented from June 2013 to November 2017, was launched as a Grand Challenge for International Development and was supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Open Society Foundations (OSF) and Omidyar Network (ON).

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Elections are important to Ushahidi

The Bedrock of any democracy is elections. However, recent outcomes of elections around the world have planted seeds of doubt in credibility, and it seems that democracy is on trial. We, as Ushahidi, jump in to try infuse the electoral system with trust, through technology

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