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Ushahidi wins Netsquared competition!

Congratulations to Ushahidi as this excellent African project has won first prize at the Net Squared Challenge competition. This is one huge prize and just shows what can be done with little resources – where there is a will there is a way. They project now has $25,000 so there is no telling where this project will end.

Read more about the project and the prize at White African………..



  1. Congrats to everyone involved. I am so proud is all I can say on this great effort. In my opinion the beauty of it was the surprise on winning, the team were not looking to delivery any successes and seemed content with excellent work.

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    Exactly @ This project was borne out of a political and social crisis whereby those involved sought to find an extremely innovative and useful way of applying technology in this instance to monitor attacks of violence against citizens in Kenya and now in South Africa. I dont think we can underestimate the importance of the project as a tool for monitoring and building a real time picture of violence (or any activity) that is taking place.

  3. I would be interested in adding ideas of possibilities using this type of GIS. The power is in the imagination and I recommend everyone to join this effort.

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