The Resilience Network Initiative (RNI) connects city governments and citizens by providing technology that lower barriers to exchanging information between individuals, community based organizations, and government about what is happening where. This information can be used to assess the needs of citizens; uncover existing solutions to resilience challenges that might not be known; and improves response to these needs by allowing cities and the communities within them to function collectively and respond rapidly through shorter feedback loops.

RNI provides the following services to cities:

  • Strategy and consulting: to identify stakeholders needs, the right tool for the job, and the communications needed to connect them.
  • Software and apps: We provide custom software development for the tools you need. As a open source software company we don’t charge any license fees for using our software, all the code is free and available to anyone: allowing your tools to be adopted and scaled by others.
  • Services and support: Whether the right solution is existing crowdsourcing tools in the Ushahidi product line or a customized solution we'll take care of the necessary hosting and support to keep you up and running for one year.
  • Training: We provide the necessary training and materials to city government and community-based organizations to ensure that your tools will be adopted, built upon, and that you can continue to maintain them.

RNI is an initiative of the non-profit technology company, Ushahidi, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Ushahidi’s mission is to change the way information flows in the world and empower people to make an impact with open source technologies, cross-sector partnerships, and ground-breaking ventures.