Project Activate - Ushahidi Comes To Town

Robin Hough | The Guardian | November 22, 2010

As part of the Guardian's second Project Activate initiative we open up our doors and our minds to the crisis crowdsourcing platform Ushahidi for a week of creative and technological collaboration

Next week the Guardian will welcome the open source platform Ushahidi to its headquarters in North London for a week long engagement as part of the Activate Summit's fundraising and tech development initiative entitled Project Activate.

Those familiar with Ushahidi and its work can skip the next couple of paragraphs, but for the uninitiated (have you been living under a rock for the last four years?!) the Nairobi-based start up takes its name from the Swahili for 'testimony' or 'witness' and is a crisis crowdsourcing platform which combines social activism, citizen journalism and geospatial information.