Sensors, Empowerment, Accountability in Tanzania (SEMA)
|Starting date||01 April 2012|
|Completion date||01 April 2016|
|Project leader||Prof. Y. Georgiadou|
|Project officer||Paul Schoonackers|
|Project type||Contract research|
The research programme "Sensors, Empowerment, Accountability in Tanzania (SEMA)" is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research under the WOTRO-Global Science for Development Programme. The research focuses on how ordinary citizens in Tanzania can directly exact accountability from water and public health providers with the human sensor web. The programme entails collaboration with stakeholders from government, community based organisations, and non-governmental organisations especially during the “deploy and learn” cycles of the SEMA prototype software.
The research focuses on four themes:
- Context modelling for human sensor webs
- Citizens’ reporting behaviour
- Information and public accountability
- Reflexive management and scalability of the human sensor web
The research programme is jointly implemented by the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and the University Twente (The Netherlands). The Principle Investigators (PIs) are Dr. Juma Hemed Lungo, College of Information and Communication Technologies of University of Dar es Salaam (TZ) and Prof. Dr. Yola Georgiadou, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University Twente (NL).