DSI Reflecting on Summer 2022’s Community Design for Leaders Course

Erik Hersman is an innovator, technologist, and blogger focused on the use of technology to empower people in the developing world. He founded Ushahidi, a non-profit that uses crowdsourcing as a model for social activism and public accountability. Ushahidi’s work helped inspire the term ‘activist mapping’ – a hybrid practice that combines social activism, citizen journalism, and geospatial information mapping. His latest venture is BRCK, a rugged internet that brings service to rural locations in Africa.

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