Ushahidi is a fast growing and very interesting way of mapping data. This can be of interest for NGO Security Managers. The following text is taken from the Ushahidi website:
"Ushahidi", which means "testimony" in Swahili, was a website that was initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008. Since then, the name "Ushahidi" has come to represent the people behind the "Ushahidi Platform".…Continue
Added by Ebe Brons on September 2, 2011 at 10:28am — No Comments
This month Humanitarian Outcomes published the "Aid Workers Security Report 2011". The report was produced by Humanitarian Outcomes AWSD Research Team; Abby Stoddard, Adele Harmer and Katherine Haver.
- The past two years show a downturn in violence against aid workers that spiked in a small number of conflict contexts beginning in 2006 and peaking in 2008.
-The recent decline in attacks is mainly due to the shrinking presence of international aid…Continue
Added by Ebe Brons on September 2, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments