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Map Kibera presentation to Plan Kenya, July 2010.

Map Kibera presentation to Plan Kenya, July 2010.

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  • 1. Map Kibera Plan Management Meeting, July 28, 2010 GroundTruth Initiative OpenStreetMap photo: http://gallery.me.com/dbullington#100816&view=null&bgcolor=black&sel=12
  • 2. Map Kibera Model: expand the conversation! • Training in use of new technologies for development (mapping, interactive websites, video, mobile) • Engagement with specific geographic communities in-depth • Flexibility in application based on tools needed • Support open, accessible information, storytelling, ability to collect and represent information for advocacy, planning • Make connections between community-owned and shared info and larger institutions as well as global tech communities …but this model is not fixed! It all started with a map…
  • 3. Kibera 1 million people(?), 2.5 km2 was a blank spot on the map
  • 4. OpenStreetMap Global Collaborative Mapping “kinda like Wikipedia for Maps”
  • 5. Phase 1 October – December 2009
  • 6. Existing Data satellite imagery
  • 7. Partners and Allies NGOs/CBOs: Social Development Network (Infonet), Carolina for Kibera, Kibera Community Development Agenda (KCODA) Broadcast and Community Media: Pamoja FM, Kibera Journal, Kibera WorldWide Tech Community: Ushahidi, OpenStreetMap Funding partner: Jumpstart, International – American NGO
  • 8. * Recruited Mappers Recruited Mappers
  • 9. * The Mappers The Mappers
  • 10. Mappers took to GPS Surveying naturally
  • 11. What did they collect? • roads and paths and rail • water points • pit latrines / sewer • medical facilities • schools • churches/mosques • businesses • community organizations • administrative units and much more!
  • 12. The Lab SODNET, Infonet offices, Lavington
  • 13. The Densest Map Ever?
  • 14. Impacts for Mappers: •Computer/tech skills •Social skills and confidence •Group cohesion and identity •Better knowledge of Kibera
  • 15. BUT What's it good for in a place like Kibera? The question we were constantly asked and asking ourselves -Very few with internet access -Most mobiles also basic -Everyone already knows how to get around
  • 16. GroundTruth Initiative … Our vision Create a corps of citizens in the developing world who are versed in a variety of new technologies and empowered to report on, tell stories about, and generate data, news reports, and map information about themselves and their community, and to use that information for action.
  • 17. Phase 2 February – August 2010
  • 18. Develop Entities and Skills • Map Kibera Trust • Kibera News Network (video journalism) • Voice of Kibera (Ushahidi) • SMS Reporting
  • 19. Deeply Explore Themes: Health Education Water/Sanitation Safety with detailed mapping and reporting
  • 20. Kibera News Network (KNN) www.youtube.com/KiberaNewsNetwork (in partnership with KCODA)
  • 21. KNN - 20 young people in 5 news teams - Flip video cameras - Youtube – also Voice of Kibera - Planning community showings - Training on video editing and camera - All-volunteer including two lead trainers, who are from Kibera - Anticipating digital village at KCODA - Beginnings of youth media center
  • 22. Some completed KNN videos: - Landslide in Kibera - Power disruptions - Protest over anti-Muslim schoolteacher - Stray monkey entertains Kiberans - HIV positive woman’s story - Draft constitution campaign - Railway line evictions
  • 23. Voice of Kibera www.voiceofkibera.org Shortcode: 3002, “Kibera”
  • 24. Reports
  • 25. Reports
  • 26. What is Voice of Kibera? • Non-profit and independent community information sharing platform by, for and about Kibera • It uses a. articles, photos, videos and SMS b. a unique information mapping tool and c. moderation of content to ensure accurate reporting • A unifying and catalytic agent to contribute to positive change in Kibera and Kenya • A citizen journalist website sharing the real story of what Kibera is • Aims to fill current information gaps in terms of emergency and accurate information adding location data when relevant
  • 27. Voice of Kibera program • Editorial Board : 5 Kiberian volunteers • SMS reporters and platform administrators • Media campaign for getting the word out • Possibility of submitting in specific issue areas such as budget tracking, health outbreaks, gender-based violence •NGO directory, Business directory, job board, message board
  • 28. Editorial Board
  • 29. Map Kibera Results: • A group of engaged and skilled citizens, mappers, and journalists • Linkages between Nairobi tech scene and slumdwellers • Platforms and mediums to share the information locally and globally (printed maps, SMS reporting, USHAHIDI and new media creation). • Slowly building movement for shared and open information among NGOs and CBOs
  • 30. Issues and Challenges: • Organizations don’t usually collaborate or share information • Volunteer vs paid • Skepticism and cynicism in Kibera • Technology challenges – electricity, familiarity • Sustainability financially and technically • Donors and community interests • The map is not enough
  • 31. Map Kibera Future Directions:
  • 32. Map Kwale
  • 33. Plan Training in Kwale! Peer education & information exchange
  • 34. Plan Training in Kwale! Peer education & information exchange
  • 35. Map Kwale
  • 36. Map Kwale
  • 37. Map Kwale Kinango Town
  • 38. Map Kwale Kinango Town
  • 39. Map Kwale Kinango Town
  • 40. Map Kwale Kinango Town
  • 41. Map Kwale
  • 42. Map Mathare…
  • 43. We’re mappers! http://mapkibera.org