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Deriban

Deriban is an online project in Ukraine that emerged from the Internews Social Innovation Camp held in the summer of 2011. By using crowdsourcing tools, the platform allows civic activists to send reports about land violations to the Deriban platform for publication. In Ukraine, as in many other post-soviet countries, land distribution among citizens is often plagued by corruption and other legal violations. 

Deriban.Net Uses Crowdsourced Mapping to Expose Land Violations in Ukraine

The problem

According to the Ukrainian constitution, every citizen is entitled to own a piece of land. The process through which to claim land is a basic one. All a person has to do is find a piece that isn’t being used and ask the government to give it to them. Once this request is submitted the government has 30 days to make a decision. While this process might be plausible in rural areas of the country, in popular places the law is highly disregarded and abused.

Deriban.net: Land to the people!

“The land belongs to the people.” This is not political slogan but rather the motto of Deriban, an online project in Ukraine that emerged from the Internews Social Innovation Camp held in the summer of 2011. In Ukraine, as in many other post-soviet countries, land distribution among citizens is often plagued by corruption and other legal violations.  But using crowdsourcing tools, civic activists are now able to send reports about violations to the Deriban platform for publication.

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