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    1. 1. Erica HagenInterAction ForumApril 30, 2013
    2. 2. GroundTruth InitiativeHelping communities use digital media,mapping, and open data toolsfor greater influence and representationin development and democracy.
    3. 3. Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya…~ 250,000 people, 2.5 km2
    4. 4. …was a blank spot on the map
    5. 5. We start Map Kibera pilot project to help Kiberapeople get “on the map”.
    6. 6. Kibera Map Today
    7. 7. The Densest Map Ever?
    8. 8. OpenStreetMapGlobal Collaborative Mapping“like Wikipedia for Maps”
    9. 9. Mathare Slum
    10. 10. Mathare Slum
    11. 11. Voice of Kiberawww.voiceofkibera.orgData+Storytelling
    12. 12. Voice of Kibera
    13. 13. Voice of Kibera: election reporting
    14. 14. Voice of Kibera: election reporting
    15. 15. Dar es Salaam, Tandale community, Tanzania
    16. 16. Dar es Salaam - Tandale
    17. 17. Dar es Salaam, Tandale community, Tanzania
    18. 18. Need photo here of the guysout on a shoot…
    19. 19. Kibera News Network.org
    20. 20. Thematic Mapping:HealthEducationWater/SanitationSafety
    21. 21. 2322759509
    22. 22. Elections Mapping, Kenya
    23. 23. Kerala, India: Sustainable Tourism
    24. 24. Kerala, India: The Blue Yonder and historicalpreservation
    25. 25. Technology is the easy part.Key Lessons and Challenges
    26. 26. Community data collection risks beingan extractive process.Participation and empowerment arestill only buzzwords most of the time.Key Lessons and Challenges
    27. 27. Donors favor silos, and duplication.Volunteerism conflicts with localeconomicsKey Lessons and Challenges
    28. 28. Mapping and technology are integralprogramming themselves. Theysupport people to raise their voices,not only as means to an end.Trick: can you also get your M&Edata?Key Lessons and Challenges
    29. 29. Transferring skills to communitymembers has the greatest impact; italso takes the longest.But it CAN be achieved with limitedresources with the rightcommitment.Key Lessons and Challenges
    30. 30. Why people participate1) Already engaged in community affairs andadvocacy; hoping to draw attention to solveproblems2) Interested in learning new (marketable) skillsand interest in technology3) Concern with stigmatization of community -local prideWhy people participate
    31. 31. - Strategic and planning advice for yourproject- Training in OpenStreetMap, Ushahidi,techniques for citizen engagement andfeedback- Build websites, targeted online platforms- PartnershipWe can help you:
    32. 32. Thanks!erica@groundtruth.in@ricajihttp://groundtruth.in

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