What Is Taarifa? "The Taarifa Platform is an open source web application for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. It allows people to collect and share their own stories using various mediums such as SMS, Web Forms, Email or Twitter, placing these reports into a workflow. Where these reports can be followed up and acted upon, while engaging citizens and communities."
Where?● Uganda - Ministry of Local Government/World Bank● Zimbabwe - Initial Planning Phase World Bank● Dar Es Salaam - TBAhttp://www.taarifa.orghttp://dev.taarifa.org - Development with Ugandan datasethttp://ugtaarifa.org - Ugandan Ministryhttps://github.com/taarifa/ - GitHub Source
Problem Domain3.41 million people die from water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes each year11 Toilet for 93 people, in Tandale alone2Scarce dataNo pathway into government/other structuresUse and develop open standards (Open311, OGC etc...)1 http://www.who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/publications/saferwater/en/index.html2 Open Street Map
"Gary’s law of conference failures is now codified as neverwork with children, animals, sweet soul music or livedemos. And before you ask, I’ve learnt the hard way, never,ever, to do a live demo, because what can go wrong, will gowrong." -http://www.vicchi.org/2012/05/02/garys-law-of-conference-failure/
Future● More Sensor Integration (UAVs, Water Analysis)● Landuse use identification and vernacular boundaries● Improved requirements public services and water access