CI Lecture: "Crowdsourcing, Free and Open Source Software, and Citizen Journalism for Sustainable Development"

When, local time: 
Monday, 16 September 2013 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Internal meeting
Contact: 
Sasha Rubel (s.rubel@unesco.org)

You are invited to a CI Lecture by Nathaniel Manning on “Crowdsourcing, Free and Open Source Software, and Citizen Journalism for Sustainable Development.” Nathaniel Manning will talk about Ushahidi, a Kenyan nonprofit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for data collection, visualization, and interactive mapping. In addition to software for data collection and management, Ushahidi has also built the iHub, the nerve center of Kenya’s tech community, and the BRCK, a redesign of the modem for the developing world. Nathaniel will discuss these advances in the tech community in East Africa, and what it represents for the role of technology and citizen journalism in contributing to development efforts on a global level.
Lastly, a brief presentation will be given by Abel Caine and Davide Storti, CI Programme Specialists, as it concerns the use of Ushahidi in the framework of the Intersectoral Project “Crowdsourcing WorldMap of UNESCO’s points of interest,” carried out in the framework of the Intersectoral Platform on UNESCO’s support to countries in post-conflict and post-disaster situations.