MWaSH

David Nakodony

Country of deployment

Sierra Leone

Category*

E-gov

What problem does your business address?

Code for Africa (CfA) uses technology and #OpenData to empower citizens. We give citizens actionable information for better-informed decision making and digital tools to amplify their voices.

What solution do you bring to this issue?

Firstly, we liberare data to build open data infrastructure. Secondly, we embed technologists into NGOs, media, government. And, thirdly, we build civic engagement apps and digital services.

M-Wash’s goal is to provide information about basic facilities in ensuring the provision of safe drinking water for citizens in Sierra Leone. The information is provided when the users engage the application through SMS and on the web browser on their mobile phones. Moreover, the information provided to users can be more useful when the community actively contribute by updating the status of the water points through the same channels. For this to work efficiently for the people of Sierra Leone, they have to access meaningful information easily, anywhere and at low cost through the convenience of the mobile operator and internet provider. This project will take an open collaborative approach to work with government and other partners to point them in priority directions for the provision of basic facilities and or points of failure. Existing Information will form a baseline. Subsequently, we will update the data from citizens data gathered from the system We will use funds raised from nominal billing to conduct an annual verification of data in the system.

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