Practical Insights on Crowdsourcing

Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers

Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers

Published on: Jul 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers
The defining characteristic of most work in Africa is its informality: ​according to the ILO​, 85% of work is done in the household, in smallholder agriculture...
3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

Published on: Sep 07 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development
Delivery of scalable agricultural intervention and development can be enhanced using contemporary ICT tools. Such ICT-driven revolution is imperative to meet the...
Crowdsourcing Food Security Status From South Sudan Satellite Imagery

Crowdsourcing Food Security Status From South Sudan Satellite Imagery

Published on: Aug 01 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The FEWS NET early warning system educates decision-makers who are responsible for creating and funding humanitarian response plans, and in December 2015, FEWS...
The 3 Secrets to Crowdfunding Success

The 3 Secrets to Crowdfunding Success

Published on: Oct 07 2015 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Recently I launched a Kickstarter campaign for JadedAid, a card game to save humanitarians. Based on Cards Against Humanity, and other word association games, it...
Citizen election reporting in Kenya was a breakthrough in online-offline collaboration

Citizen election reporting in Kenya was a breakthrough in online-offline collaboration

Published on: May 13 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The Kenyan elections were more than a month ago, but a debate continues in the crisis mapping community about whether the various technologies deployed to track...
Can Crowdsourcing Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?

Can Crowdsourcing Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?

Published on: Feb 04 2013 by Aaron Mason - 1 Comment
The Zambian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock recently announced that they are experiencing an outbreak of maize-eating fall armyworm in some parts of the country....
ICCM 2012: Videos on Crisis Mapping and Humanitarian Technology

ICCM 2012: Videos on Crisis Mapping and Humanitarian Technology

Published on: Jan 21 2013 by Aaron Mason - Comments Off on ICCM 2012: Videos on Crisis Mapping and Humanitarian Technology
Every year the International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) brings together the most engaged practitioners, scholars, software developers and policymakers...
3 Reasons Why Ushahidi Should Not Help Users Achieve Social Impact

3 Reasons Why Ushahidi Should Not Help Users Achieve Social Impact

Published on: Oct 05 2012 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Lots of people are talking about the shortcomings of Ushahidi (see Crowdglobe and Dead Ushahidi). While it’s important that crowdsourced maps be used with...
CrowdGlobe: The Dead Ushahidi reality behind 12,795 Ushahidi Crowdmaps

CrowdGlobe: The Dead Ushahidi reality behind 12,795 Ushahidi Crowdmaps

Published on: Aug 29 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
CrowdGlobe has analyzed both Ushahidi and Crowdmap data as well as its user base. The Ushahidi platform, which means, “witness” in Swahili, is a free...
Dead Ushahidi: A Stark Reminder for Sustainability Planning in ICT4D

Dead Ushahidi: A Stark Reminder for Sustainability Planning in ICT4D

Published on: Jul 09 2012 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
By now, you’ve heard of Ushahidi, the ICT4D darling for crowdsourcing map data. You also may suspect there is frothy hype around it, mapping, and GIS in...