Name: Renee Black
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Project duration: January 2013 – March 2014
Funding amount: 31.000,00 EUR
Websites play an increasingly important role in today’s work of non-profit organisations in all fields. With the support of the Berghof Foundation, PeaceGeeks developed the open-source human rights mapping platform “Amani”, which combines the power of crisis mapping technologies with content management capabilities. The platform enables non-profit organisations working in conflict settings around the world to rapidly create new websites to support and advocate their work on a wide range of issues.
The tools developed by PeaceGeeks promote understanding and dialogue by providing non-profit organizations with an easy way of setting up their own website. The mapping capability of the Amani platform can serve to address issues such as arms, drug and human trafficking, conflict-related violence and sexual violence, corruption reporting, election monitoring and many more.
As part of the project, PeaceGeeks has set up websites using the newly developed platform for several partner organizations. For more information, visit www.projectamani.org. The initial feedback from both organisations, as well as other web developers, has been very positive. PeaceGeeks will implement websites for more organizations in the future and will continue to improve Amani to allow for even more functionalities.