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Announcing Nuru, a community monitoring tool during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are excited to announce Nuru (Kiswahili for light), a tool that is designed to empower citizen community monitoring to crowdsource observations about how they are coping in the exceptionally…

Announcing Shiriki, an open marketplace for ideas, innovations & initiatives fighting COVID-19

As part of our efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce the Shiriki initiative. Shiriki (Kiswahili for Partnership) is a platform that is designed to…

When it comes to aid transparency, there’s something more important than data

This is a Post written by Jennifer Lentfer for OXFAM America Tech geek proclaims the unthinkable! Says that when it comes to aid transparency, “There’s something more important than data.” “Even…

Defining Grassroots – Google Hangout Summary

Over the last month or two, we’ve made a strategic decision to dedicate a huge part of our work to serve grassroots communities and we’ve increasingly found ourselves thinking about…

Defining Grassroots Google Hangout – Thursday, 7 November at 4pm (EAT)

As we bridge gaps between open data ecosystems, we continually ask ourselves what impact our work has on grassroot communities and how open data can be used to improve their…