Ushahidi is a global not-for-profit technology company that develops integrated tools and services that enable people to generate solutions and mobilise communities. The innovative Open Source technology allows communities to participate and to raise their voices regardless of geographical or technological constraints.

Over the last 15 years, Ushahidi has been deployed over 200,000 times in over 160 countries. This has resulted in over 50 million individual reports. The platform was recognised as a safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure by the Digital Public Goods Alliance. As one of the few participation platforms from the African continent, Ushahidi is particularly popular there. It was used after civil unrest in Kenya, but also after the earthquake in Haiti, to name just a few examples. GIZ’s INDIGO Project on Inclusive Digital Governance in Palestine also used Ushahidi.

The strengths of the platform include its social impact focus, crowdsourcing opportunities, and its human-centred design approach. Ushahidi also excels at strong global partnerships. The platform is available in 72 languages and requires very little technical skills. More information is available at Ushahidi.

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