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TechCamp Project Template Group 7

Project Title:

LinkedUp (tentative)


Presentation

Project Participants:

Chan Penhleak, Weihui Wang, Keo Socheat, Monika Hartsel, Helen Sworn, Anirudh Bhati, Kaili Lee, Piseth Nuon, Greg Bem, Anna Langer, Matt Friedman

Technologist Project Lead:

Helen Sworn (Chab Dai)

Project Presenter:

Helen Sworn

Group Number:

7


Summary of the Problem

This is a description of the problem situation. What kind of people mission better if this problem is solved?

How can we identify and share existing information regarding services provided to victims of forced labor by using collaborative platforms and mapping?


Summary of the Proposed Solution

This should provide an outline of the basic need that would solve the above problem.


Mission:

Everyone knows something, but no one knows everything.

LinkedUp is an integrated, international, information hub and multi-organizational anti-trafficking resource portal. This directory will allow for content, including content that is geo-tagged, to be searched, filtered, and sorted to meet the needs of the anti-trafficking stakeholders and other site visitors. Target stakeholders include practitioners, human rights activist groups, governments, groups in business and private sectors, and technologists.

Our solution aims to do the following:

  1. LinkedUp integrates existing technology platforms to serve anti-trafficking stakeholders.
  2. LinkedUp informs and then generates buy-in from stakeholders.
  3. LinkedUp allows stakeholders the capability to provide relevant and current services in a timely manner.

LinkedUp uses a social, crowd-sourcing approach to allow stakeholders to submit information to the central website. Stakeholders with authorized backgrounds will allow to submit information; however, anyone can visit and view the information on the website.


Technology to Solve the Problem

Areas of technology that you believe have the potential to solve this problem? (eg mobile devices, social networks, geospatial technology, etc.). As the proposed solution could be used?

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Existing solutions or relevant links

What other information could help technologists working on this idea?

We will make use of pre-existing platforms and technologies as models for information- and data-sharing. The following are examples of potential collaboration tools:

Technologies

  • RSS Feeds
  • APIs
  • Geo-tagging
  • Crowd-sourcing w/Verification
  • Phone App w/Offline Access
  • SMS Information Submittal Platforms for Collaboration
  • Freedom Registry
  • Open Development Cambodia
  • ThoughtFarmer
  • Wiki Software
  • Android and iOS


Follow-on Actions

Once a potential solution has been developed, what is your plan of action to implement it? Should arise as a series of steps and goals, preferably together with actions assigned to a specific group of people.

Partners:

  • Open Development Cambodia
  • Freedom Registry
  • Hagar International
  • Liberty Asia
  • Mekong Club
  • SILK
  • CCHR
  • OXFAM
  • Garden of Hope
  • AusCam Freedom Project
  • Freeland Foundation
  • Chab Dai
  • MTV Exit
  • Wikimedia India
  • 1. LinkedUp integrates existing technology platforms to serve anti-trafficking stakeholders. (4 months)
    • 1a. Educating stakeholders about the extend of the problem as well as their participation on the design. (Liberty Asia)
    • 1b.Facilitating dialogue between technology and key stakeholders. (Freedom Registry, Liberty Asia)
    • 1c.Desk analysis of existing technology platforms. (Wikimedia India),
    • 1d. Envisioning and designing an appropriate and collaborative technology response. (Open Dev)
  • 2. LinkedUp informs and then generates buy-in from stakeholders. (6 months)
    • 2a.Stakeholder analysis – identifying who and what role they take. (Garden of Hope)
    • 2b.Communications/marketing strategy. RSS feeds.(SILK)
    • 2c. Organising events in strategic locations to introduce and promote the platform. (MTV Exit)
    • 2d. Introducing and Modeling the infrastructure of the design and working of the platform. (Wikimedia India, Open Dev Cambodia)
  • 3. LinkedUp provides access to relevant and current services in a timely manner. (ongoing)
    • 3a.Ensure data is regularly updated and disseminated by service providers and partners – such as RSS, phone app. (CCHR, Open Dev Cambodia)
    • 3b.Use Geospatial tagging to show the location of services and stakeholders. (Open Dev Cambodia)
    • 3c.Use existing information portals to facilitate access to relevant resources such as research, toolkits, best practice (Wikimedia India)