Online crowdsourcing information for civil society enhancement

By Juliana Rotich | 2015

It is critical to ensure that bottom-up information flows meet decision-makers. In this video, Rotich explains that the quality of civil society participation can be improved markedly through connectivity, information-sharing tools and full access to technology. Education challenges, as she explains, are another area where this type of information can make a difference.

Juliana Rotich

Juliana Rotich is the Executive Director of Ushahidi, an open source project which allows users to crowdsource crisis information to be sent via mobile. She was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of 2014's 50 Global Leaders and as Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 by the World Economic Forum.

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Aníbal Gaviria

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Bahaaeddin Alhaddad

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Beth Simone Noveck

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Bharati Chaturvedi

Founder and Director. Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group

Boyd Cohen

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Carlos Vayas

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Cecile Faraud

Circular Economy Lead. Peterborough City Council

Cristina Garrido

Congress Manager, Smart City Expo World Congress - International Events. anteverti Consultant.

Dan Lewis

Chief Urban Risk Reduction, UN Habitat Chief of the Urban Risk Reduction Unit

Darko Radovic

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Keio University

Edward Glaeser

Professor of Economics, Harvard University. Urban Economist.

Esteve Almirall

Assoc. Professor. ESADE Business Law School

Gaetan Siew

CEO Global Creative Leadership Initiative

Inazio Martínez de Arano

Head of Office in European Forest Institute Mediterranean Regional Office

Juliana Rotich

Executive Director. Ushahidi

Manu Fernández

Founder. Human Scale City

Pankaj Ghemawat

Global Professor of Management and Strategy. IESE

Parvati Nair

Director of the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility

Rebecca Smith

Active Alumni at the European Youth Parliament. anteverti Consultant

Shannon Lawrence

Director Global Initiatives. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Stephen Goldsmith

Professor. Harvard Kennedy School