Ushahidi is Celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary!

Ushahidi is celebrating our 10th year. This is pretty amazing, in light of the fact that we were founded by four Kenyan bloggers a decade ago to keep people safe during the post election violence in Kenya. Since then our software has been used over 150,000 times in over 160 countries, crowdsourcing more than 30 million reports from citizens. Ushahidi’s mission is to build technology to help disadvantaged people raise their voice, and those who serve them to listen and respond better. Fundamentally, we are that communication pathway, the improvement between these two sides, the helpers and those who need help, all around the world.

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Announcing Ushahidi Support Week!

For the first time in Ushahidi history, we’re hosting a week of dedicated interaction between Ushahidi staff and our audiences.

Ushahidi support week is running between Monday 26th February, 2018 and Friday 2nd March 2018.

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Video and 9 years of working with Cisco Foundation

Cisco Foundation first supported Ushahidi in 2009.  Over the past number of years Cisco has continued to support our work, particularly around the development of our platform and our newest product, TenFour. Recently, Cisco brought in a great video team to do a short documentary on our work. We are incredibly proud, and it comes at a great moment, our 10 year anniversary. Check it out!

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At the end of the training session with Partners, we gathered information on their perceptions of the training that we had delivered. Over 90% of partners felt that the training session was beneficial to them and that the platform would be useful in collecting information from more of their AGYW without the time constraints and in collecting critical feedback that will assist in improving project implementation. It was highlighted that, the allocation of roles on the platform and the responsibilities for each of those roles, will be crucial in determining how well the platform will work for each organisation. Almost all the Partners felt that they would have benefited from a longer training session on how to use the platform.

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