A couple weeks ago I began an initiative to deploy Ushahidi in Colombia. I learned today that Juliana Rotich visited Colombia in 2010. I am astounded that Ushahidi has not yet been widely deployed in this country, which in many respects is an ideal candidate for the software platform.
Especially this year–it’s a big election year in Colombia. Parliamentary elections were held on March 9 and presidential elections will be held on May 25. There will also be an irregular recall vote on April 6. A recent report by the Electoral Observation Mission (an NGO in Colombia) indicates that most of the country is facing a high risk of fraud and/or violence. There has been at least one assassination attempt on a presidential candidate so far. Tensions run high.
I hope to get Ushaidi up and running in time for the May 25 presidential election and its aftermath. Looking for a web developer suitable for this task. Any advice on the obstacles and challenges I can expect to run into is most welcome.
If you are interested in more info about the Ushahidi Colombia initiative, here is a link to a very short video explaining the project: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/40789-ushahidi-colombia