Kenya Covid-19 Tracker with Ushahidi Instance
2021-09-30, 16:00–16:30, Bariloche

The talk highlights how Map Kibera has made use of OpenStreetMap, a Free and Open Source Ushahidi Instance platform to Map and track all the Covid- 19 cases as reported in Kenya, as well as map all the available Covid-19 related resources in both Kibera and Mathare slums of Nairobi. See the map here (

When Corona virus first hit the world, there was a lot of confusion and panic. Kenya in particular people didn't know what to do or where to run to. Then came a lot of rumours and misinformation on different weird ways to control the Virus. Map Kibera being one of the most reputable and reliable organizations that focuses on information sharing took the mandate using the Ushahidi instance free software to help map, track and give the residents accurate information about the spread of the virus. The mapping would be done both online and offline to highlight the daily cases of covid-19 plus map all the recourses provided by different organizations to help serve Kibera and Mathare residents during the pandemic. The Mapped resources included things like Hand wash points, Food distribution, Covid related murals, testing canters, Mask distributions etc.

Authors and Affiliations

Joshua Ogure, Map Kibera Trust, Kenya

Requirements for the Attendees

A pen and a note book


Open data


Data collection, data sharing, data science, open data, big data, data exploitation platforms


2 - Basic. General basic knowledge is required.

Language of the Presentation


Josh Bio-FOSS4G 2021
Joshua Ogure strives to bring about positive social change in his community. Ogure uses the lens of his camera to engage and document what happens in and around his neighbourhood in Kibera Slum Nairobi, and as the project Manager for Map Kibera Trust .
Ogure has led different projects including Counties participatory Budgeting mapping for Accountability, in partnership with World Bank, Open Schools mapping project ( ) supported by Gates Foundation and Indigo Trust.
Joshua has been invited to speak and share his work in several high profile conferences including United Nations New York ECOSOC Meeting and United Nations Public Service Forum in Baku Azerbaijan 2019.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, Joshua is working hard with his team to map and track all the Corona virus reported cases plus resources available in Kibera. Check it out here