africanCOMMONS

Showcasing re-useable tools built across Africa and the people & organisations building them.





Contribute

Add your project...

+ Add Project + Add Organization

Project Showcase

Featured open source projects

GotToVote

A tool that enables voters to find registration centers and verify their details through web or SMS in order to participate in the electoral process.

Learn More

HURUmap

A ‘plug & play’ toolkit that journalists and civic activists can use to find and embed interactive data visualisations sourced from official sources and sorted by geographical region.

Learn More

Living Wage

Are you paying your domestic worker enough? Use the living wage calculator to check if you are paying a livable wage in Tanzania.

Learn More

Browse all projects

Never miss an update.

Sign up for our newsletter to receive weekly updates, special reports and featured insights as we cover one of the most critical issues of our time.

Civic Patterns

CivicPatterns.org is a collection of patterns and tools that help Civic Technology projects succeed.

Define Failure

Define what failure looks like at the start of a project.

Correlation Isn't Causation

Correlation doesn't equal causation, so make sure you have further research so you don't lead people astray.

Content Before Engineering

Can you explain a process so that people really understand it well before you build the system to contain the process?

Faster Horses

People, when asked what they want out of a project, will optimize their existing workflow instead of inventing a new one.

View all patterns...

Partners

This project has been made possible thanks to these fine organizations: