The verdict is out for the German Africa Prize 2019, and the winner is – drum rolls – Juliana Rotich.
The name might sound familiar, as she is the founder of the software project Ushahidi. That first got its limelight as the go-to platform for ordinary citizens trapped in the mayhem that was the Kenya 2007 general elections.
Juliana Rotich first made national and international headlines after the 2007 civic violence that erupted in Kenya following a contemptuous general election. Ushahidi disrupted how information was flowing through the internet, as victims and their families shared information online to better coordinate rescue missions.
Rotich was selected by a 16-member jury from a list of 18 nominees from Africa. She was informed of her selection as the winner on Thursday, April 4th at the German embassy in Nairobi.
Hers is a social enterprise. Software created by a budding female entrepreneur (African woman in tech) that not only solves needs for businesses but also has a sense of social responsibility.
Ushahidi in over 160 countries worldwide
Currently, the Ushahidi platform is being used across 160 countries worldwide as a tool for reporting crisis. It …read more
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