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Rapid Response Fund for Crisis Mapping

by Ushahidi
Rapid Response Fund for Crisis Mapping

Summary

During a crisis situation, groups looking to use Ushahidi often need additional support beyond the software itself e.g. paying for hosting, supporting volunteers etc. The fund would help such groups.

$307
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years

Challenge

Ushahidi needs a rapid response fund for Ushahidi deployments in response to major crises. The ability of groups (often volunteers) to respond quickly is considerably slowed as a result . While the technology itself is free, funds are needed for the non-tech side for instance, to do media outreach,to disseminate information by SMS, to set up a free short-code, to pay for a hosted server, and provide a space and some food for volunteers to work.

Solution

The project would facilitate more efficient and more effective rapid response deployments of Ushahidi, because groups can focus on the work rather than the need to gather resources.

Long-Term Impact

It would take less time before an effective Ushahidi deployment being set up by an independent group is up and running in a crisis situation i.e. both the site itself and what's needed to make the site useful in crisis situations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Ushahidi's main website
Our blog showcasing how Ushahidi is being used
Our community resources page

Organization Information

Ushahidi

Location: Orlando, Florida - USA
Website:
Ushahidi
Patrick Meier
Project Leader:
Patrick Meier
Director of Crisis Mapping
Orlando, FL United States

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