The Ushahidi board of directors is made up of seven extremely talented and experienced individuals spanning mobile phones, activism, citizen journalism, Africa and conflict early warning systems.
Ken Banks, Founder of kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS, devotes himself to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world. He has worked at the intersection of technology, anthropology, conservation and development for the past 20 years and, during that time, has lived and worked across the African continent. He is a Pop!Tech Fellow, a Tech Awards Laureate, an Ashoka Fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and has been internationally recognised for his technology-based work. His latest project, Means of Exchange, helps reconnect communities with local business, local resources, and each other.
Allan is a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts. A charismatic visionary with a firm grasp of the significant and disruptive trends currently reshaping our world. He is the founder of the innovation consultancy firm SMLXL and co-author of Communities Dominates Brands. Moore sits on the Board of inspiration at the Dutch Think Tank Freedom Lab and acts as the Head of Vision for the Grow Venture Community. He is a visiting lecturer at the Cambridge University Judge Business School and at the Oxford University Said Business School including Exec Ed Programs.
Katie Stanton Jacobs
Katie is the vice president at Twitter with her main focus being building Twitter outside the US. She graduated from Rhodes College and earned her Masters Degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Katie was appointed Director of Citizen Participation in the White House. She has also served as the Special Adviser to the office of Innovation at the US State Department. Katie has also worked for Google and Yahoo! Finance. She sits at position 56 on the Forbes list of The most Powerful Women and is a proud mother of three.
Professor Oyugi has a PhD in psychology from University of Cologne. He taught Psychology at Kenyatta University from 1971 to 1982. He was a political detainee in Kenya from 1982 and 1985, and from 1990 to 1993. He taught development studies at Bayreuth University in Germany as a visiting Professor from 1996 to 1998. In 1993, he founded the Social Development Network, and has been its Executive Director from 1995 to date. Professor Oyugi is also currently teaching at Kenyatta University on a part-time basis.
He is a member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) and several other statutory boards.