Konbit: Using Mobile Tech (And Your Voice) for Local Jobs in Haiti

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Mar 15, 2011. Konbit is a service that aims to help communities rebuild themselves after a crisis by indexing the skill sets of local residents, allowing NGOs to find and employ them. Konbit development started after the earthquake in Haiti, and in response to complaints that NGOs were typically bringing in their… Continue reading Konbit: Using Mobile Tech (And Your Voice) for Local Jobs in Haiti

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SMS SOS: Reporting Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Oct 14, 2010 Since the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January, thousands of internally displaced persons are living in camps, where it is often not easy to report incidences of violence. An ongoing project from Survivors Connect uses mobile phones to support camp managers and community leaders to protect women and encourage people to report… Continue reading SMS SOS: Reporting Gender-Based Violence in Haiti