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Humanitarian Information

Providing life-saving information and establishing two-way communication flows with communities affected by crises.

Moodle

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 project: creating reliable, predictable and sustainable information system in CAR

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.

Final review of the Kita Hude Yee project

Our pilot project in Ghana has been finally closed. We have blogged already about this project, and now this post is going to be a final recap of what happened in the past 4 months and what we learned from this pilot.

Verboice

Verboice is a free and open-source tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and run applications that interact via voice, allowing your users to listen and record messages in their own language and dialect or answer questions with a phone keypad. Verboice applications can start small and scale up, making it possible to improve lives even in communities previously closed off by literacy and technological barriers. To get started, first set up a phone number dedicated to Verboice. Skype is great for this, though there are (link to FAQ).

Tile Mill

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.

Mesh Network

Mesh networking is a type of networking where each node must not only capture and disseminate its own data, but also serve as a relay for other nodes, that is, it must collaborate to propagate the data in the network.

ViewChange

ViewChange.org combines global development video stories and groundbreaking new technology to enable individuals and organizations to stimulate change. Working with non-profit organizations,  film distributors, and individual filmmakers, combining at one site documentaries, news reports, and viewer-generated films of varying length and style. ViewChange.org uses the power of semantic Web technology to automatically generate links between the videos and the latest related content available across the Web.

Ushahidi

The Ushahidi Platform is a free and open source project with developers hailing from Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Malawi, Netherlands and the USA working on it. Their goal is to create the simplest way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response.The Ushahidi Platform allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email, web or voice message and visualize it on a map or timeline.

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