My Heart’s in Accra (Ethan Zuckerman’s blog)

My Heart’s in Accra is Ethan Zuckerman’s blog featuring his musings on Africa, international development and hacking the media. I have never met Ethan – although we live within three hours of each other. Some day, I will offer to treat him to a beer… he is an intriguing character. […]

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The Ushahidi Engine is a platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. Our goal is to create the simplest way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response.

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Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

From Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing […]

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Participatory Learning and Action: Change at Hand – Web 2.0 for Development

A joint publication of The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Table of Contents PART I: OVERVIEW 1. Change at hand: Web 2.0 for development Holly Ashley, Jon Corbett, Ben Garside, Dave Jones and Giacomo Rambaldi 2. The two […]

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