Category Archives: Crisis Management

Bringing peace – one SMS at a time!

Kashmir has been in a state of violence for almost two decades now. People, inside and outside Kashmir, have the desire to create conditions for peace and communal harmony but unfortunately there is still a lot to achieve. Of course, … Continue reading

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How crowd participation varies over time for a successful crowdsourcing implementation – Case of Crisis Management?

The extent of crowd participation in a crowdsourcing implementation is one of the most important determinants of its potential success. It’s widely argued that greater the crowd participation, the more likely the crowdsourcing implementation will be useful. By crowd participation … Continue reading

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How IT transformed the Sphere of Crisis Management?

The framework above explains the benefits IT adoption has brought to the domain of crisis management. Crisis management is a multifaceted and complex domain and therefore, it is natural that many organizations are a part of it. In the sphere … Continue reading

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Low Feedback Response Rate: Reasons and Potential Solutions

Currently, I am interning with Ushahidi. It has been an enlightening experience so far. One of the intriguing issues which I came across during a discussion with Sarah George was the low response rate of the feedback forms sent to … Continue reading

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Unity is Strength: The age of collaboration

A look into history points an important fact that whenever there has been a need to fundamentally alter the social, economic, political fabric of the society, people across various stratas of society collaborated (often cooperated) to bring that change. Gandhi’s … Continue reading

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Think before you act!

It is one of the posts I am very pleased to write about because of two reasons. Firstly, in this post I use the Crowdsourcing Critical Success Factor Model (CCSFM) to draw some implications for a specific case of an … Continue reading

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Learning about Ushahidi

I am enjoying the experience of working for Ushahidi these days. My previous knowledge about crowdsourcing and Ushahidi was mostly limited to the research papers and articles. However, with this internship I am sure that I will be able to … Continue reading

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