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[liberationtech] Greeting From SudaneseGuardian & Intro to Wa3i for Change

sudanese guardian sudaneseguardian at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 01:26:02 PDT 2011


Dear All,



hi and how are you all, i hope this letter finds you all in good health and
happiness, i am SG who blogs at http://sudaneseguardian.blogspot.com/, it is
nice to get to be part of this Mail list and i am learning a lot from it. in
this email i would like to introduce to you about my latest  project for
Sudan.  as a Sudanese, i feel that it is important for me to start a project
that promote Social Justice and Good Governance and hence i was looking for
a way other then blogging at http://sudaneseguardian.blogspot.com and
tweeting about Sudan at *@SudanGuardian<http://twitter.com/#!/SudanGuardian>
* , I thought that my next project should be with the help of Ushahidi great
tool of  where i want to create a new project that track corruption
and embezzlement. knowing that Sudan is listed among Transparency
International’s Corruption Perceptions index for 2010 as 172 out of 176. one
of the world most corrupted nation and i feel that if we Sudanese don’t
stand up against corruption and embezzlement in our own country then i
believe no one would do so. Hence wa3i was born, the site is at
http://wa3i.crowdmap.com/ hosted by crowd-sourcing map and using ushahidi as
all of you know a wonderful program programmed by wonderful
and talented people of Ushahidi. It was not long ago that I start this small
project and it is still in the development stage. As all of you know
Ushahidi is wonderful and make it very easy to program Ushahidi
 crowd-sourcing map and I thank them a lot for that, my main work was done
on the categorization of corruption and embezzlement, I wanted to make it a
simple as possible and as easy to understand as possible. I am sure a lot of
you might have had some experience making crowd-sourcing map or are doing
project that are similar to this one, If you are working on similar project
to this one and want to work together or can suggest advice to improve this
map please feel free to suggest ways to improve it and I would be grateful
for you advice. especially i am having hard
time working categorization of corruption in a simple way for everyone to
understand. Here is some basic information about the project


Name: Wa3i For Change - واعي لاجل التغير <http://wa3i.crowdmap.com/>
Theme: Spreading
Awareness One Click at a time

Introduction:

Welcome to Wa3i for Change

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says “It's better to light a candle
then to curse the darkness.” As Sudanese we all hold the right to pinpoint
the wrong doing that is happening in the Sudan, we must be at the forefront
stage of fighting corruption and embezzlement. As you might have known or
heard from the news or read on published articles, Sudan is ranking among
the world most corrupted Nation on earth. The ranking for Sudan according to
the Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions index for 2010 is
172 out of 176, joining other worst state in the ranking index such as
Somalia, Myanmar and Afghanistan. Hence the need for the Sudanese people to
pinpoint corruption in the Sudan is of the out most importance. Through this
website you can voice your opinion, thoughts or issues that affect us all
who are part of the Sudan. If you have a website that talk about corruption
in Sudan please share it here, if you have experienced corruption at first
hand tell us about your experience or even ways to fight corruptions. I
would like to point out one important point and that is, this ushahidi map
is for all of us so if you see there is a need for introducing a new
category please feel free to suggest it and I would add it right away. Wish
you all the best and looking forward to reading your comment, links or
experience.




Wish you all the best on your research and studies

Thank you for reading this email

Best regards

SG
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