The portal provides information on Lake Victoria and similar small-scale fisheries in the region (see News Archive and New Page), focusing on the social and economic impacts and issues of development, trade and management decisions. The portal aims to highlight the consequence of policies and interventions on poverty and gender imbalance in fisheries-dependent communities.The web portal contains news, articles, including links and references to other sites containing information on Lake Victoria. Articles are obtained from various sources, including; newspapers, magazines, journals or original articles based on current research results.
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The Ushaidi Platform can be used for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping of a specific topic. It was created as a tool for documenting the post-electoral violent events in Kenya 2008. Meanwhile, a number of other initiatives in Africa use this platform. For a list of projects see table of contents (as at April 2011). Ushaidi Blog was awarded best of the blogs by Deutsche Welle in 2010. ... [editors ilissAfrica]