Peace and Technology in Myanmar’s Royal City

April 10, 2017 |

Since 2015, the Sentinel Project has partnered with Burmese organizations to implement direct co-operation programs with at-risk communities.  One such initiative is Peaceful Truth, an effort to combat extremism and prevent the outbreak of violence in the city of Mandalay using new methods of communication, information verification, and outreach.  Serving more than 1.2 million residents,…

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The Future of HarassMap

December 30, 2016 |

  HarassMap is a volunteer-based initiative whose mission is to engage Egyptian society in creating an environment that does not tolerate sexual harassment.  This is carried out by crowdsourcing SMS and online reports of sexual harassment and assault, and mapping them as a red dot on an online map, which serves as a point of…

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Una Hakika Named In Top 100 Most Inspiring Social Innovations of 2016

December 14, 2016 |

Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has named the Sentinel Project’s Una Hakika? initiative in the 2016 NT100 – a global celebration of this year’s 100 most inspiring social innovations using digital technology to drive social change around the world. NT100 plays a valuable role each year in inspiring those with the influence and resources…

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Myanmar’s State of (Mis)Information

November 17, 2016 |

The Sentinel Project recently completed a study of information and misinformation in the Mandalay region of Myanmar as part of setting up our Peaceful Truth project. This project grew out of our successful Una Hakika initiative in Kenya, which has demonstrated the value of engaging communities to help monitor and counter harmful rumours and misinformation…

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Una Hakika Named as Finalist in Prestigious Fuller Challenge

August 24, 2016 |

The Buckminster Fuller Institute has named The Sentinel Project’s Una Hakika initiative as one of its finalists in the 2016 Fuller Challenge. Now in its 9th cycle, the Fuller Challenge remains the only prize program specifically working to identify, catalyze, and celebrate projects that employ a whole systems approach to problem solving. Recognized as “socially…

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Report: Una Hakika Phase 1 Results

December 21, 2015 |

After two years of operating the Una Hakika information service, we are ready share our research findings is the “Una Hakika: Mapping and Countering the Flow of Misinformation in Kenya’s Tana Delta” released today. When our team first visited this part of Kenya that was deeply impacted by interethnic massacres in late 2012 and early…

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Open Street Map in the Central African Republic

September 18, 2015 |

The following article was contributed by Ines Zebdi What is Open Street Map and what is HOT ? Open Street Map (OSM) is a collaborative project aiming to create a free and open map of the world made by volunteers with GPS images, digitizing aerial imagery and geographic data, in order to fill the gaps…

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Burundi and the Eurosha Open Source Database Program

August 10, 2015 |

Article Contributed by Ines Zebdi   What is Eurosha ? Eurosha is a European project launched to develop the techniques of Open Source Database and collaborative cartography for humanitarian purposes, using in particular the Open Street Map and Sahana tools. Sahana is a free database listing hospitals, shelters, organisations and associations, and humanitarian projects. This…

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The Una Hakika Forum

April 28, 2015 |

  The Una Hakika forum was held on 14th April at iHub in Nairobi. The forum’s intent was to inform stakeholders of  Una Hakika’s one year journey from its  birth and implementation to challenges faced and future plans. One year down the road we have covered 16 villages, have a total of 193 ambassadors and…

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Drones for Peace and Protection

April 17, 2015 |

An interview with the Sentinel Project’s Director of Operations Drew Boyd. We’re used to hearing about drones as agents of death, that since their inception they have often been used for the purpose of violence. Why should people be convinced otherwise? Technology has no moral compass, it is not inherently good or evil. Civil society…

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