It has been 2 years since I have been in Bangui. It is exactly how I remembered it: dusty, noisy, chaotic and fascinating. On the way from the airport to the home/office I am surprised by how the recent events seem not to have changed the look of this city. Sylvain, our country director, reads my mind “Today is a good day, it looks like it is quite. But not all days are like this”.
Ensuring quality, reliable information across platforms to inform communities and diffuse conflict.
Design thinking draws on methods from fields like engineering and design, and combines them with the arts, the social sciences, and the business world and therefore leading to creation of prototypes.
This blog originally appeared on the MediaShift Collaboration Central site.
The premise of the collaboration was simple: if organized crime can establish and manage a transnational, multibillion dollar business from Colombia to Mexico, surely Latin American journalists can band together to track them.
To help improve the flow of information among marginalized communities of West Kalimantan Indonesia, where large palm oil companies wield tremendous power, the Internews Center for Innovation and Learning initiated a three-month pilot project in September 2011 that combined the power of mobile phone technologies with citizen journalism.
From the website: Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.
The "Mobile2Radio" Internews project aims at creating a reliable, predictable and sustainable system that will allow local media to gather, in real time, first-hand information from affected populations to channel it to the humanitarian community using new technologies while establishing a complimentary two-way communication flow with communities affected by conflict and violence.
Tile Mill is an open-source application that enables to create interactive maps. Tile Mill is produced by Development Seed who are known for their "beautiful maps". Using a CSV and other file formats as a source of data, Tile Mill enables to generate pop-up information when the user hovers over map locations.