Ushahidi is one of the leading platforms for crowdsourcing and crisis mapping that offers free worldwide solutions for civil society organizations and civic movements. It is used by many organizations in our region, and this year we will have a chance to get to know Chris Albon, Director of Data projects in Ushahidi, who will talk about what is crisis mapping.
Chris is also a blogger (at ChrisRAlbon.com, UN Dispatch and at the Daily Dot). In 2008, he has founded the Conflict Health, a blog about preventing violence against health workers during armed conflicts and political crises. The blog was quoted by a number of leading publications including The Atlantic, Harpers, Wired, The Economist, Time, The Guardian and The American Prospect.
Previously, Chris was Director of the Governance Project at FrontlineSMS. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis researching the impact of civil wars on health care systems.