Ushahidi

Ushahidi

Ushahidi is an open-source platform that allows information collection through multiple sources such as SMS, email, RSS feeds, web apps and twitter

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Ushahidi is an open-source platform that allows information collection through multiple sources such as SMS, email, RSS feeds, web apps and twitter. The collected data can be used to build maps and charts, generate reports that can include time lines or workflows and send automatic alerts. An Android and iOS app has been recently released to integrate offline data collection to the platform. Platform usage suggested from system developers includes: Election Monitoring, Crisis Response and Advocacy & Human Rights.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Global.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The platform is built by a social enterprise with the same name: Ushahidi. It was created to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. Ushahidi is headquartered in Nairobi and provides software and services to different sectors and civil society.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Ushahidi is open source. Individuals can create an account in Ushahidi platform for free with some limitations or contract different plans.

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Public and private organizations and institutions. NGOs. Civil society.

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