Tag Archives: Oxfam


A Ray of Sunshine

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… ultimately gets to the major NGOs and aid workers in a position to help directly. NGOs like Oxfam, the Clinton Foundation, Plan International, and American Red Cross are this minute benefiting from Ushahidi data in the field in Haiti.

At a relative’s work last week, they organized a bake sale – which is a somewhat more traditional way to help those in need in Haiti (and from which I again benefit indirectly). This is all well and good and hopefully when the money in the …

Tags: American Red Cross earthquake Haiti Oxfam Plan International the Clinton Foundation Ushahidi

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Can we crowdsource the planet better?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

On the surface, crowdsourcing and the environmental movement seem like a perfect match. By mobilizing the masses and directing their collective skills towards a problem, crowdsourcing should be a powerful weapon in the fight against threats such as global warming (or, for those who live in recently freezing Helsinki , the challenge to speed global warming up). So why does it …

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