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Supporting Member

Organizations may join the DHN if they are humanitarian focused, engaged in digital response, and have volunteers ready to support.  If a requesting organization fulfills two requirements, and is approved by the existing members, then it becomes a "supporting member".  As such, members range in organizational structure from large corporations, to small and medium non-governmental organizations, and independent grassroot technologist.  Additionally, member organizations may vary in volunteer capacity (e.g. handful of specialized volunteers to hundreds of generalist), or the technology skills of volunteers.  Generally, member organizations work in areas of mapping, social media monitoring, coding and hacking, visualization and analytics, emergency telecommunications, and social support.  For a list of products that DHN-affiliated members support, please see the DHN Catalogue. 


Ushahidi is a non-profit technology company from Kenya, that in just five years has catalyzed an industry, democratized tools for giving people a voice, and changed a region. Beyond leading a movement in crisismapping through mobile phones and the internet, and revolutionizing an industry of data-use to solve problems, Ushahidi built the iHub in Nairobi, creating a new model for innovation and tech startups in the region and changed the perspective about where innovation comes from.


MapAction is a humanitarian mapping charity that works through skilled volunteers.  Its aim is to save lives and minimise suffering by making the response to humanitarian emergencies as efficient and effective as possible.


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