So throw mapping parties! It's going to be a little different than Silicon Valley
Partners and Allies Tech Community: Ushahidi, Mobile Boot Camp, skunkwerks, OpenStreetMap Universities: Columbia University, U of Nairobi Agencies: Nairobi, City Govt, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, UNICEF, Google Broadcast and Community Media: Pamoja FM, Kibera Journal, KTN, Citizen TV, Kibera WorldWide, Hot Sun Foundation AND ...?
Everything is openly organized In the wiki http://mapkibera.org/wiki/
So we went to Kenya and nobody believed it was happening til we got there
What do we collect? roads and paths and rail water points pit latrines / sewer medical facilities schools churches/mosques businesses community organizations administrative units and whatever else is useful?!
A few years ago, the Water and Sanitation Program, a nonprofit affiliated with the United Nations and the World Bank ... issued a report on Kibera's water kiosks... At 3 shillings per jerry can, Kibera residents pay 10 times more for water than the average person in a wealthy neighborhood with municipally supplied, metered water service... They presented it to local and national politicians. There was only one bunch of people who never saw the study: the residents of Kibera... Japeth Mbuvi, Operations Analyst for the program, explained why... "there could be riots." ...there's something sad about his concern... Kibera's people deserve to know the facts about their lives -- Robert Neuwirth, Shadow Cities
GroundTruth … 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 and map information about themselves and their community, and to use that information for action. We call this process community information empowerment and development.
The Challenge of Slums 1 Billion people in slums today 2 Billion in twenty years Where is their voice? Their government?
Phase 2 We had to come back for another six months (at least) February – August 2010
Develop Entities and Skills Kibera Mappers Video Documentary Team Kibera Media Network SMS Community Monitors
Deeply Explore Themes Health Education Water Safety
Get Kibera online and trained, with wordpress-mu KCODA Kibera Journal Pamoja FM ++