The Ushahidi Platform helps communities turn information into action with an intuitive and accessible crowdsourcing and mapping tool. By enabling the rapid collection, management and analysis of crowdsourced information, Ushahidi empowers everyone—individuals, community groups, governments, activists, organizations—to create meaningful change.
The Platform has become an essential tool in addressing social, political and public health challenges and fostering meaningful change, including:
Relief efforts following earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal
Supporting COVID-19 response and recovery worldwide
Ensuring fair elections in the US, Kenya and Nigeria
Monitoring and reporting corruption in Indonesia
Documenting police brutality in Portland during Black Lives Matter protests
Helping women address sexual violence in Egypt
Platforms & Benefits
Holistic data gathering platform & integrated tools
The Ushahidi Platform brings together multiple data-gathering tools and services to save time and simplify processes, allowing users to focus on their goals and objectives rather than the tools that help them achieve them.
Accessible, easy-to-use and open-source
Our Platform is intended to be used by anyone, anywhere, and is flexibly built using a mobile-first approach to ensure device and network compatibility around the world. We also make our tools open-source in the spirit of improving technology accessibility and affordability to all.
Available globally in dozens of languages
With deployments in more than 160 countries and over 40 languages, the Ushahidi Platform provides value and helps communities achieve solutions around the world.
Dedicated support and expertise
Our team is committed to helping users and their deployments succeed and offers strategic support and training to help users meet their goals.
How it Works
Gather, Manage, Analyze, Act
Crowdsource information and reports from anyone and anywhere
Multiple sources Supports submission via email, Twitter, web, SMS & more
Flexible SMS support Integrate with an SMS gateway, platform or SMS sync
Custom surveys and data collection Design your surveys to gather the exact information you seek, in the correct format
iOS and Android-compatible Native applications for submission & review
Review and organize submissions to inform your work
Filters and saved search Retrieve the right data with filters and save your search to pick up where you left off
Workflows Build pathways and flows for data to approve and respond more effectively
Collections Group submissions and data sets to stay organized
Collaboration Work together to manage data with multiple user roles and permissions
Alerts Configure email and SMS notifications for data submissions, deployment updates and more
Map crowdsourced data to analyze and act
Flexible mapping Support for street or satellite views through integrations with Open Street Map and Mapbox
Charts, graphs & more Multiple data visualization options in charts, graphs, timelines and more
Sort & visualize by data source Configure custom maps and charts per data source or stream
Utilize Platform features to respond, inform decisions and act
Exports via CSV for further analysis Incorporate exported data into other analysis tools
HDX integration Assimilation into open data to benefit others
Enterprise & custom deployments
Ushahidi can build and scale custom deployments to fit the needs of your organization.
Private, internal-only deployments Make your deployment private so only your internal organization or community can see it
Custom user roles Setup user roles with only the features that your team needs to use
Support & hosting Get a private secure hosting environment and direct support from our team of expert deployers
Setup & migration We can setup your deployment and migrate existing data