Welcome to the Uchaguzi Verification team.
This team is in charge of verification of reports.
Members of this team should have previous experience crisismapping and be very detail-oriented.
To get started, review the Uchaguzi Verification Overview including the tips and tricks for analysis.
The Verification Team will:
- Work with the Media Monitoring and SMS Teams to assess reports
- Collaborate with Reports and Emergency Desk teams for any urgent or critical items.
- Work with our partners to assess veracity of information in the reports.
- Use the Internet and social media to the determine the reliability of sources (triangulate)
Why Verification matters:
- Real content? Prove it, Check it three times.
- Is it Critical or Urgent? Cross-reference the Uchaguzi Categories definitions
- Is the Report a duplicate?
- Any Corroborating evidence? e.g. video, picture, similar reports on Uchaguzi,
- Any Corrobating evidence on social media?
- Any similar reports from Trusted Partners or other similar reports in Uchaguzi?
For more details, see the Uchaguzi Verification Step by Step on how to "verify" a report in the software.