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


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 …