- Organization: Internews/Standby Task Force
- Department: Africa Region
- Title: Media Innovation Advisor/Co-Founder
Anahi Ayala Iacucci is the Media Innovation Advisor for Internews in the Africa Region, covering the Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, and the Republic of South Sudan. Anahi is currently also Crowdsourcing and Information Specialist for the World Bank in Zambia.
Anahi has consulted for NGOs and international organizations on the use of the ICT4D, new technologies and crisis mapping for the past 3 years: she advised the UNOCHA Iraq Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit, the NGO Alliance Guinea, Freedom House in Egypt, the World Bank in Zambia, Ushahidi Inc. in China, and NDI in Iran.
Anahi is also the Co-Founder of the Standby Task Force, an Online Volunteer Community for Live Mapping which was behind the LibyaCrisisMap project in collaboration with UNOCHA in March 2011, a project that used Social Media and online sources to monitor the situation in Libya and feed information to the humanitarian community; and she is also a member of the International Network of Crisis Mappers and Crisis Commons, and part of the online community of Open Street Map.
Anahi is the author of the official Ushahidi Guide and blogs at Diary of a Crisis Mapper. She is also co-author of several articles and publications on PLoS Medicine, ACSM Bulletin and Geospatial World on Crisis Mapping and Disaster response, crowdsourcing applied to health issues and the role of social networks in today's media world.
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