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Map Kibera and Voice of Kibera introduction at YETAM training, Plan Kwale

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    • Digital Mapping in Kenya, a case study of Map Kibera YETAM workshop, July 21, 2010 GroundTruth Initiative OpenStreetMap photo: http://gallery.me.com/dbullington#100816&view=null&bgcolor=black&sel=12
    • Overview • Geography terminology • History/background of Map Kibera • Voice of Kibera platform • Questions, comments and discussion
    • What is geography? • The study of patterns and process that take place on the earth‟s surface • Everybody experiences their own geography each and every day! …citizen geography! (also known as neogeography)
    • History of new geography tools (new media) in 60 seconds…
    • GIS, GPS, Mapping… • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (information management for geography)– ArcGIS $$$ • Global Positioning System (GPS) • Digitize and Geo-reference • The expansion of: – The internet – Cheap GPS devices – Software that is less technically demanding (on the user and data processing)
    • Internet mapping • Google (or Yahoo! or Microsoft) proprietary software • Open Street Map (free software)
    • Internet mapping cont. • Open Street Map
    • Free and Open Source • Data and/or Software itself is free • Anyone can use it and customize it • What else do you need to think about? – Human resources, skills, time, training, etc – Technical customizations (vs out- of-the-box)
    • Kibera 500,000 people(?), 2.5 km2 was a blank spot on the map
    • Existing Data satellite imagery
    • 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
    • *Recruited Mappers Recruited Mappers
    • *The Mappers The Mappers
    • Map Kibera • Uses Open Street Map (free and open source) • GPS devices (more on this later…) • Phase I and Phase II • Walking Paper • Digitizing and georeferencing
    • Mappers took to GPS Surveying naturally
    • * open data ... all Open Data Potential of about potential Can be a little abstract in Kibera
    • How does Map Kibera benefit or impact the people in Kibera? • Develop Entities and Skills • Kibera Mappers • Kibera News Network • Citizen journalism • Voice of Kibera • SMS Reporting
    • Phase II • Health • Education (informal) • Security (focus on girl‟s security • Water and Sanitation
    • Voice of Kibera • Uses the Ushahidi platform to aggregate data and maps the info on the Map Kibera map • Ushahidi does not run the website; VoK Advisory/Editorial Board runs the site • http://ushahidi.co m
    • Out-of-the-box
    • Customized
    • Customized - Voice of Kibera
    • 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
    • Reports
    • One website, lots of media! • Media on the site • Video: creating videos and posting on the site • Examples: Kibera News Network & Kibera TV • Photos: featuring work by local photographers • Reports: sending SMS to 3002 or submitting online • Twitter: see „tweets‟ about Kibera • Local Media • Report may be featured in other media • Creating awareness through radio and print
    • Sending in Reports There are two ways you can submit reports: 1. Sending an SMS to 3002 • Make sure SMS includes the word “Kibera” and as much detail as possible, including location. 2. Clicking SUBMIT A REPORT on the website.
    • SMS Reporting • Send message to short code, 3002, including “Kibera” in the text [cost: 5 KSH] • SMS Reporters • Possibilities of things to submit: • Things happening right now in the community whether good or bad (e.g. a fire, street festival) • Info about local organisations (e.g. events) • Opinions on local businesses or services (e.g. experience at a clinic) • Other news and events
    • SMS Demo • Submitting a report using SMS • Include “Kibera” and as much detail as possible, including location in message • Send the message to 3002 • Check the site to see your report!
    • Kibera News Network (KNN) www.youtube.com/KiberaNewsNetwork (in partnership with KCODA)
    • Future plans…
    • Expansion – to other locations in Kenya
    • Challenges • Engaging with youth – resources (paid vs volunteer)? • The map is not enough – The digital divide is both infrastructral and social – Otherwise, you're simply contributing to status quo of inequality
    • • large agencies (UN, govt) are very interested • how to support them without simply allowing them to co-opt the work the citizens are doing
    • • without extra effort, open source and open data really just means, open to the elites which is not actually open at all.
    • Regynnah’s story
    • Other tools • Budget tracking tool
    • Constituency Development Funds (CDF) Budget Tracking Tool (SODNET) http://www.opengovernance.info SMS 3002 with constiuency#issue (eg: matuga#education)
    • Other tools cont. • Huduma
    • Recap • Open Street Map (open source data) • Ushahidi (open source software, but remember other inputs needed) • FrontlineSMS • Budget tracking tool (3002 plus constituency #issue 3002: kwale #water) • Huduma • Flip cameras (YouTube)