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Nathaniel Manning, Ushahidi

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Ushahidi presentation at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s OER Grantees Meeting 2014.

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Nathaniel Manning, Ushahidi

  1. 1. Nathaniel Manning! nathaniel@ushahid.com! @natpmanning!
  2. 2. “The crowdsourced information keeps people aware...in which regular news outlets are often too bulky or slow to act...” - FastCompany
  3. 3. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -Theodore Roosevelt Knowledge is power, Information is liberating. Kofi Annan
  4. 4. CHANGING THE WAY INFORMATION FLOWS!
  5. 5. (c)Yasuyoshi Chiba
  6. 6. Founding Team! MIT Tech Review’s Top 35 under 35. FastCompany’s ‘Most creative People’! World Economic Forum ICT Global Council! MIT Media Lab Director Fellow! TED Senior Fellow, Pop!Tech Fellow. ! TIME Top 50 websites!
  7. 7. 3 Days! 3 Hours! 3 Minutes!
  8. 8. March 2011 - 11,000+ reports! Monitor fallout of tsunami and nuclear crisis! Massive Deployments! November 2012 - 40,000+ reports! Monitor USA 2012 Presidential Elections!
  9. 9. Improved Services! August 2013 – 1,000+ reports! Custom service platform !
  10. 10. Health Examples! September 2013 ! Data Management of Blood Donations during Westgate Attacks! July 2011 - 5,000+ reports! Managing stockouts of medicine in hospitals and clinics!
  11. 11. urbandesignweek.org! fixyourstreet.ie! Community Engagement!
  12. 12. Limitless Creativity!
  13. 13. USHAHIDI GLOBAL NETWORK!
  14. 14. Lessons slidesha.re/ushahidi_lessons “A map is only as useful as the process and people to make it happen.” -George Chamales, Rogue Genius Crowdsourcing platform must be easy to deploy, intuitive to use, simple to localize and customize
  15. 15. Pothole Theory (CCby: http://www.flickr.com/photos/articnomad/211169462)
  16. 16. 11,000+ 125+ companies 700+ jobs
  17. 17. a makerspace ! for prototyping and small-scale fabrication! showcasing the inventions and ingenuity across Africa!
  18. 18. mobile home security!
  19. 19. remote porridge maker!
  20. 20. Why do we use technology designed for London and Los Angeles when we live in Nairobi and New Delhi? http://www.flickr.com/photos/qilin/2262821682
  21. 21. THe reality... Unreliable Power Unreliable Connectivity Challenging environments
  22. 22. CONNECTIVITY REDESIGNED
  23. 23. Connecting people to eduction, social, and communications! Connecting sensors and information to responders, technicians, and analyst! TWO ROLES, ONE BRCK! *photo credit Charity Water
  24. 24. Final Mile Connectivity The longterm objective... TOTAL Connectivity needs of 375K Rural Communities and 800M People ...And that’s just in africa! *photo credit Worldreader Africa Media Online Getty Images Clinton
  25. 25. OPEN TOOLS! DATA! ACCESS!
  26. 26. We Want to see more Ushahidis In the World
  27. 27. Nathaniel Manning! nathaniel@ushahid.com! @natpmanning! THANK YOU!!

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