Associated case studies:
Ory Okolloh, Erik Hersman, Juliana Rotich, Angela Oduor Lungati, David Kobia
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Project objective categories:
Civic data, Crowdsourced data collection, Data visualization tools and platforms
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Post Status: Active
Initiative recipient country/countries: Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Initiative dates: 2008 –
Last updated: 8 Mar 2022
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 its crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice. Ushahidi a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team. Is is also a social enterprise that provides software and services to numerous sectors and civil society to help improve the bottom up flow of information.