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    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. 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.
    3. 3. What we do: <ul><li>Train in creative use of new technologies for data collection and storytelling [mapping, video, mobile, web] </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with specific geographic communities in-depth </li></ul><ul><li>Support open, accessible information for action </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections between community-owned and shared </li></ul><ul><li>information and larger institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Help people to bridge the digital divide </li></ul>
    4. 4. /Map Kibera October 2009 to present
    5. 5. Kibera 1 million people, 2.5 km2 was a blank spot on the map
    6. 6. OpenStreetMap Global Collaborative Mapping “ like Wikipedia for Maps”
    7. 7. * The Mappers The Mappers: 13 Kibera youth
    8. 8. Mappers learn GPS Surveying
    9. 9. <ul><li>What did they collect? </li></ul><ul><li>water points </li></ul><ul><li>public latrines </li></ul><ul><li>medical clinics </li></ul><ul><li>informal schools </li></ul><ul><li>churches/mosques </li></ul><ul><li>video shops </li></ul><ul><li>salons </li></ul><ul><li>community organizations </li></ul><ul><li>and much more! </li></ul>
    10. 11. The Lab SODNET partner offices
    11. 12. Kibera Map:
    12. 13. The Densest Map Ever?
    13. 14. <ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>What's it good for in a place like Kibera? </li></ul><ul><li>Very few with internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone already knows how to get around </li></ul>
    14. 15. Technology alone is not enough Training alone is not enough Data without a story had no meaning Information without action has no IMPACT
    15. 16. <ul><li>Phase 2: February – August 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Building Connections and Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Voice of Kibera </li></ul><ul><li>Kibera News Network </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic Mapping </li></ul>
    16. 17. Voice of Kibera www.voiceofkibera.org Shortcode: 3002
    17. 18. <ul><li>Non-profit and independent community information sharing platform by, for and about Kibera </li></ul><ul><li>Geo-located citizen reporting: articles, photos, videos and SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to fill current information gaps in terms of emergency and accurate information </li></ul>What is Voice of Kibera?
    18. 19. Reports
    19. 20. Reports
    20. 21. Editorial Board
    21. 22. Thematic Mapping: Health Education Water/Sanitation Safety
    22. 26. Kibera News Network (KNN) www.youtube.com/KiberaNewsNetwork (in partnership with KCODA)
    23. 28. KNN <ul><li>20 young people in 5 news teams </li></ul><ul><li>Flip video cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube channel – also Voice of Kibera </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage of events like today’s referendum </li></ul><ul><li>Training on video editing and camera </li></ul>
    24. 29. Some completed KNN videos: <ul><li>Landslide in Kibera </li></ul><ul><li>Power disruptions </li></ul><ul><li>Protest over anti-Muslim schoolteacher </li></ul><ul><li>Stray monkey entertains Kiberans </li></ul><ul><li>HIV positive woman’s story </li></ul><ul><li>Draft constitution campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Railway line evictions </li></ul>
    25. 30. <ul><li>A group of engaged and skilled citizens , mappers, and journalists </li></ul><ul><li>Linkages between Nairobi tech scene and slumdwellers </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms and mediums to share the information locally and globally (printed maps, SMS reporting, USHAHIDI and new media creation). </li></ul><ul><li>Slowly building movement for shared and open information among NGOs and CBOs </li></ul>Map Kibera Results:
    26. 31. Map Kibera Future Directions:
    27. 32. Training others: Expanding in Kenya and beyond Scale = reaching deeply into communities and having real impact
    28. 33. Map Mathare…
    29. 34. Contact Us: http://mapkibera.org/ [email_address]

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