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Key Individuals:
Ory Okolloh, Erik Hersman, Juliana Rotich, Angela Oduor Lungati, David Kobia

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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 March 2022

Initiative Description

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.

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