The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) has been awarded by Internews a grant to implement a pilot to provide communications solutions for a group of activists, citizen journalists and human rights monitors working in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, that will focus on a handful of small, proximate â€œslumâ€ or â€œshantyâ€ communities in the city of Port Harcourt.
Mesh Casting for Human Rights
This pilot project, implemented in Nigeria, was implemented in collaboration with the Centre for Environment Human Rights and Development,a rural-based and rural-focused non-profit organisation working on the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The project was implemented to support the creation of a human rights monitoring system based on the use of the mesh network technology.
Currently, the CEHRD project have been prolonged for one month to allow Serval to progress in the development of their Rhizome system that will allow video and other data to be exchanged in the mesh network created by the phones.
After 3 months from the beginning of Internews Pilot project in Nigeria, in support of the Centre for Environment Human Rights and Development, Internews is looking at how the small grant provided to the organization on the ground is being used and what are the first results.