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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / August 4, 2011

Ushahidi .Ke Evaluation Launch


On the 25th of August,2011, iHub will host the Ushahidi .Ke Evaluation Launch. The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Ushahidi are collaborating to build educational tools to help community users. Three toolboxes have been built by and for the community. The Assessment, Implementation, and Output toolboxes are interactive and will allow people to self-assess and evaluate the different stages in using Ushahidi or Crowdmap for their projects.

For more information about the project check out the blog series:

The Ushahidi .ke Evaluation Launch has two goals:

  • introduce you to some of the research findings and
  • give you a chance to interact and shape the content.

Help is needed to test Ushahidi toolboxes. Your feedback will help Ushahidi users in Kenya and around the world.

Schedule (subject to change)

  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Introductions and Research overview
  • 10:30 – 10:45 – iHub Research Program
  • 10:45 – 11:00 – Break
  • 11:00 – 11:15 – Ushahidi .ke demos
  • 11:15 – 12:30 – Toolkit interactive sessions
  • 12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:45 – Policy working groups (eg. usability, security)
  • 14:45 – 15:00 – Break
  • 15:00 – 16:00 – Group Brainstorm and Next steps

lunch and toolbox documentation will be provided.

The meetup will be used to build community events around the world. Live streaming will be provided and interactive participation will be highly encouraged. There will be more event announcements soon.

To attend this meetup, register here

In partnership with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and supported by the Knight Foundation.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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