Humara Karachi is an outcome of the project – Empowered Citizens for Improved Governance – executed by Shehri-Citizens for a Better Environment and funded under the USAID Small Grants and Ambassadors Fund Program. Through the proposed intervention Shehri- Citizens for a Better Environment aims to facilitate pro-active and informed engagement of citizens of Karachi in the functioning of city government and civic services delivery institutions. The project has utilized the exciting platform of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for improving urban governance.
The organization seeks to do this through development of a Handbook, Web Portal (Humara Karachi), Eco Map, and Mobile Applications. Orienting relevant government officials, elected representatives and civil society stakeholders about these products
The ‘Portal’ has tried to collapse within one virtual platform, a variety of information on Karachi and its governance framework. Information being made available includes:
Along with the web-portal, an application named Eco Map Karachi has been developed and interfaced with the portal Humara Karachi.
The Crowd-mapping technique has been customized for urban governance context to produce two types of information sets: