Press Release October 26th, 2017: Uchaguzi Monitors Second Kenyan Elections

Uchaguzi, an elections partnership developed in 2010 between InfoNet, Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO), and Ushahidi, will be working to ensure safety and transparency during October 26th, 2017 Kenyan elections. The platform - Uchaguzi (“Election” in Kiswahili) will use trained monitors and citizen-reported incidences to monitor violence, electoral issues, and peace activities to inform Kenyans on safety, the electoral process, and how their counties and constituencies voted during the October 26th General Elections.

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Ushahidi Wins USAID Global Innovation Million Lives Club Award

Ushahidi was selected as one of ten organizations welcomed into USAID’s Million Lives Club during the Global Innovation Week. Along with other game changing organizations that have reached scale, such as One Acre Fund, Fundacion Capital, Burn, and others. The closing keynote panel of the week included leadership from each of the organizations on stage talking about the process of growing from a startup to an organization at scale.  It was an honor to be on that stage with these other organizations. It was also a powerful moment to sit back and reflect on how much we have accomplished at Ushahidi over the past 10 years. We have launched multiple products, our tools have been used in over 160 countries, we have impacted millions of lives.

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