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Launch: Global Innovation Competition to make all voices count

Guest blog by Declan Ottaro Cross posted from the Making All Voices Count Blog. View original article here Update: The GIC is now receiving submissions at http://www.makingallvoicescount.org/submit-idea/  While democracies share common features, there is no single model and the same is true for innovations designed to engage citizens and incentivise better governance. On the International Day of Democracy September 15, […]

Kenya’s BRCK raises $1.2M to connect the last mile to the internet

Published on Invested Development  by Christina Tamer Ushahidi spinout BRCK Inc. announced today that it has closed a $1.2 million seed round. BRCK is solving last-mile connectivity problems with a device that can bring seamless internet connection to the most remote areas of the world. Invested Development, an early stage impact investor, led the round for the Nairobi-based […]

Ushahidi Nairobi v3 Meetup

Guest Post By: Angela Oduor Join us for a few hours of hacking and brainstorming on what we’re building/should be building into the newest version of Ushahidi, v3. The event will be on Tuesday, May 20th 2014 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at iHub-4th Floor in the Bishop Magua Centre. v3 demo link   Developers Ushahidi is built […]

Fireside Chat – Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab Director)

iHub and Ushahidi are pleased to announce a special Fireside chat at the iHub at 5 pm on Monday, May 26, hosted by Juliana Rotich and David Kobia, co-founders of Ushahidi and Trustees of the iHub. Our guest is MIT Media Lab Director, Joi Ito, whose nine principles of innovation in the age of the Internet will […]

Help us (Ushahidi) engage with you better!

Guest blog by Angela Oduor Ushahidi is growing. And Ushahidi is making some changes. We’ve been talking a lot lately about how we’re growing and how to better serve our base: you. Since the very beginning we’ve relied on all the great work that you do. How? You help us improve the tools we build; You help us translate a […]

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