Ushahidi's First Academic Webinar was held on Friday, November 11, 2011. This presentation was by Jessica Colaco and Hilda Moraa of the Ihub Research Lab. For more details: http://www.meetup.com/Ushahidi-Community/events/37206692/
“Telling stories and creating ananthology of stories about technology and community through research”
iHub is a physical nexus pointfor the technology community,industry, academia, investors,venture capitalists, civil societyto meet, share ideas andcollaborate.It is a paradigm shift towardsthe areas where technologyapproaches a barrier, and newtechnologies emerge to cross it. Our Guiding Values innovation | community | technology | entrepreneurship
* Projects: Current and future* Lessons learnt* Challenges* Help needed
Projects! infographics (turning data to iCandy): used to visually present data to a more meaningful content that is well-organized, accurately presented and readable to the users which can add value to their market research trend watching.! Future picture: Organize research training and fellowship programs for local capacity building and from that be able to develop their research skills to greater heights. In addition explore on other fields like m-learning, m-health…
Lessons learnt Governance:! Community involvement is powerful! Governance structure to function, involves the active participation of different stakeholders and transparency.Internews: ! Understanding the levels of communities and culture through different mesh of technologies and methodologies. Learning from other research organisations: ! How they do their research? ! How we can partner? ! Strategic frameworks we can borrow from them.
Challenges! Building local capacity by involving the right people/minds to be part of the process! How to serialize our research to be of value and use our research across different communities?! How to fit in the different communities and apply our research?! Dealing with a sensitive study like governance as not many are ready to share their thoughts, language barriers and honesty from the interviewees