What is Ushahidi Liberia?
Ushahidi Liberia is a project of Ushahidi, the non-profit tech company that develops free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.
What does Ushahidi Liberia do?
Ushahidi Liberia provides free customized mapping technology and ongoing tech support to humanitarian and development actors tracking conflict, peacebuilding and the 2011 electoral process in Liberia. By offering individual maps for partner organizations and aggregated public maps on issues of national concern, Ushahidi Liberia aims to connect people across civil society, government and the media using a common platform for information sharing.
Where is Ushahidi Liberia located?
Ushahidi Liberia’s office is located on 20th Street & Payne Avenue in the Sinkor area of Monrovia, Liberia. Look for the tall yellow building on the corner of Payne Avenue, next to the JFK Hospital; our office and lab are located on the top floor of the yellow building, Suite #9. See our Contact Us page for a map.
Who runs Ushahidi Liberia?
The Ushahidi Liberia team is led by Program Manager Kate Cummings and Tech Lead John Etherton, with a stellar team of Liberian IT professionals. See our About Us page for staff profiles. Patrick Meier of Ushahidi is the liaison between Ushahidi Liberia and the larger Ushahidi team. The Ushahidi Liberia project is funded by Humanity United.
Who are Ushahidi Liberia’s partners?
Ushahidi Liberia works with 16 organizations, coalitions and institutions in Liberia that span civil society, the media and the government. See Our Partners page for a full listing.
How do I become a partner with Ushahidi Liberia?
Currently, Ushahidi Liberia is partnering with organizations conducting programs and activities around the upcoming presidential election, peacebuilding, conflict prevention, and early warning work in Liberia. Ushahidi Liberia is no longer customizing individual instances for each partner; instead, interested organizations working within these thematic areas listed above are given access to and their own page on the shared instances (maps) created to map these issues. Contact us to learn more about whether or not your project makes you a good fit for a partnership with Ushahidi Liberia.
What is Ushahidi Liberia’s relationship to iLab Liberia?
iLab Liberia is a project of Ushahidi Liberia started in March 2011; iLab also shares office space with Ushahidi Liberia. For more information, visit the iLab Liberia website.
When is Ushahidi Liberia’s office open?
Ushahidi Liberia’s office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. On occasion, the iLab is open in the evenings and on weekends for special events.
How can I access the instances Ushahidi Liberia has created?
The majority of our partners’ instances are public and are accessible via the links on Our Partners page.
If I am an Ushahidi Liberia partner, how do I schedule a meeting or training?
Check Ushahidi Liberia’s calendar on the website's homepage for the latest schedule of trainings and available times. You can also visit the Contact Us page and get in touch with our staff to arrange a meeting.
Do Ushahidi Liberia’s services cost money?
Ushahidi Liberia’s work in Liberia is free of charge for all partners.