Sudan Vote Monitor

I am very happy and excited to see that the Sudan Vote Monitor has gone online.  http://sudanvotemonitor.com/main.  Glad to see the Ushahidi application being utilized in Sudan.  

From the website:

“Sudan Vote Monitor is a collaboration of several international non-profits and Sudan Civil Society Organizations (CSO) led by the Sudan Institute for Research and Policy (SIRP), and supported by eMoksha.org (technical partner).

The purpose of this initiative is to utilize information and communication technology (ICT) to support the independent monitoring and reporting of the election process and results. Over the last three years, civil society organizations (CSOs) in several countries (for example, Lebanon, India, Afghanistan) have succeeded in using ICT tools to support the conduct of fair and credible elections.

 

This is possible through the utilization of open source software and support of volunteers from ushahidi.com, a platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline.

 

This technology could be particularly useful in Sudan where long distances and inadequate infrastructure pose a significant challenge. The spread of mobile communications throughout Sudan in recent years offers a unique and feasible opportunity to overcome this challenge. The proposed technology is the closest thing to a real-time observation of what is happening in an election center in a remote part of Sudan.”

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