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20NTC Session Proposal

Ushahidi’s data collection tool for community engagement and humanitarian projects.

Submitted by: Eriol Fox | Ushahidi


Ushahidi is a nonprofit, open source, technology organization, but we operate as a social enterprise. Our flagship tool, platform, is a detailed and comprehensive crowd sourcing data collection platform that has been used more than 150,000 times in over 160 countries, crowdsourcing more than 50 million reports from citizens across the world.

In the session we’ll take you through some key highlighted examples of how crowd sourcing campaigns have been run on the Ushahidi platform and take you through the setup for your own deployment to start crowd sourcing right away.

Learning Outcomes

  • Audience will learn the key features and benefits of using Ushahidi's platform tool for humanitarian data collection projects.
  • Best practice with data collection and data privacy around open/crowd source data collection projects.
  • How to follow up engagement after data collection and using data to inform programs.

Target Audience

Programs officers, community engagement, support, technologists, developers, data scientists.



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