GroundTruth Initiative Map Kibera Erica Hagen Presentation to Ford Foundation August 4, 2010 photo: http://gallery.me.com/dbullington#100816&view=null&bgcolor=black&sel=12
GroundTruth Model: expand the conversation! We support a culture where digital storytelling, geographic information, and open data lead to greater influence and representation for marginalised communities.
What we do:
Train in creative use of new technologies for data collection and storytelling [mapping, video, mobile, web]
Engage with specific geographic communities in-depth
Support open, accessible information for action
Make connections between community-owned and shared
information and larger institutions
Help people to bridge the digital divide
/Map Kibera October 2009 to present
Kibera 1 million people, 2.5 km2 was a blank spot on the map
OpenStreetMap Global Collaborative Mapping “ like Wikipedia for Maps”
* The Mappers The Mappers: 13 Kibera youth
Mappers learn GPS Surveying
What did they collect?
and much more!
The Lab SODNET partner offices
The Densest Map Ever?
What's it good for in a place like Kibera?
Very few with internet access
Everyone already knows how to get around
Technology alone is not enough Training alone is not enough Data without a story had no meaning Information without action has no IMPACT
Phase 2: February – August 2010
Building Connections and Skills
Voice of Kibera
Kibera News Network
Voice of Kibera www.voiceofkibera.org Shortcode: 3002
Non-profit and independent community information sharing platform by, for and about Kibera
Geo-located citizen reporting: articles, photos, videos and SMS
Aims to fill current information gaps in terms of emergency and accurate information
What is Voice of Kibera?
Thematic Mapping: Health Education Water/Sanitation Safety
Kibera News Network (KNN) www.youtube.com/KiberaNewsNetwork (in partnership with KCODA)
20 young people in 5 news teams
Flip video cameras
Youtube channel – also Voice of Kibera
Coverage of events like today’s referendum
Training on video editing and camera
Some completed KNN videos:
Landslide in Kibera
Protest over anti-Muslim schoolteacher
Stray monkey entertains Kiberans
HIV positive woman’s story
Draft constitution campaign
Railway line evictions
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
Map Kibera Results:
Map Kibera Future Directions:
Training others: Expanding in Kenya and beyond Scale = reaching deeply into communities and having real impact