KEY INDIVIDUAL(s)

Irene Wairimu

FUNDERS OR OTHERS ORGANISATION(s) INVOLVED

Omidyar Network
CISCO
Ford  Foundation
Google Org

KEY CATEGORIES

Citizen Empowerment
Access to Information
Civic Tech Support

CONTACT CTIN

Initiative

Ushahidi

INITIATIVE

STATUS

COUNTRY

FOUNDING DATE

LAST UPDATED

Ushahidi

Live

Kenya

.

2020/05/08

TYPE OF ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

NAME

EMAIL

WEBSITE

Non-Governmental Initiative

N/A

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF INITIATIVE

Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. Since then, thousands have used our crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice. We’re a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team. We are a social enterprise that provides software and services to numerous sectors and civil society to help improve the bottom up flow of information.

We believe that if marginalized people are able to easily communicate to those who aim to serve them…

…then those organizations and governments can more effectively respond to their communities’ immediate needs…

…while simultaneously bringing global attention to their problems through the aggregation of their voices.

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