The humanitarian world is slowly venturing into innovation by opening their doors to technological research and innovation. recently some organizations like UN have started to develop and sponsor various Technological projects to help in humanitarian aid and development. some of the interesting innovative developments to follow include:
- Mobile Money platform – Liberia – The platform included flexible commissioning to accommodate multi-level participants in the process of mobile banking. The dealer management applications are accessed by web for computers and smartphones and at the same time by USSD for the very common feature phones. As expected in 4G networks, the platform included an easy to use self-care application available again both via a web interface or using USSD.
- Destination Europe – Destination Europe wechat app offers pre-departure orientation to chinese migrants
- Blockchain for United Nations – event focused on how to use blockchain in humanitarian world
- Ushahidi – Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. Since then, thousands have used our crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice.
- Tenfour – Ushahidi built TenFour after a team member was involved in a terrorist attack and we realized we needed a quick way to check in with each other in critical situations.
- Medic Mobile – Health workers use Medic Mobile to register every pregnancy, track disease outbreaks faster, keep stock of essential medicines and communicate about emergencies.
We are psyched to see @OpenExplorer be taken over by @NatGeo! We @ushahidi helped build the first version of this crowdsourcing exploration platform with our friends @OpenROV on-top of the the Ushahidi platform. See you out there for the next adventure! https://t.co/Blr9XrTsUL
— Ushahidi (@ushahidi) April 9, 2018