ABOUT

Konbit is a service that helps communities rebuild themselves after a crisis by indexing the skillsets of local residents, allowing NGOs to find and employ them.

Haitians, their diaspora, and the international community can volunteer their skills via phone, SMS, or web. Skills can then be searched in real-time and location by NGOs such as The American Red Cross, Partners-in-Health, and others.

Konbit is language and medium neutral, where Kreyol voice and text messages may be translated other languages through the Konbit phone, text or web interface.

More details can be found in our Press Kit

Built by Greg Elliott and Aaron Zinman at the MIT Media Lab.



A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL COLLABORATORS

In alphabetical order:
Angela Dean, Ben Clerveaux, Bob Lemoine, Brian Halpern, Christopher Csikszentmihalyi, Dale Joachim, David Sharpe, Eric Hurley, Frank Moss, Garry Conille, Gregory Milne, Guy Desiruisseaux, Henry Holtzman, Maggie Austin, Manoucheka Thermitus, Marli Lalanne, Michel DeGraff, Pattie Maes, Peter Bloom, Tod Landess, Yanick Landess


AND TO OUR INCREDIBLE SUPPORTERS

In alphabetical order:
Adele Naude Santos, Ali Lutz, Andrew Baird, Becky Buell, Caitlin Klevorick, Christopher Bishop, Christopher R Andrews, Claire Pierre, Earl Rennison, Giles Phillips, Gregory Milne, Jeremy Mineweaser, Joe Ganley, John Harding, Katie Dowd, Katie Stanton, Kristen Morrissey, Kyle Dietrich, Lars Torres, Luke Beckman, Luke Palder, Marc Zissman, Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, Marlene Otis, Melissa Ferrao, Nancy Dorsinville, Nicolas di Tada, Noah Bradach, Prem Ramaswam, Phil Noble, Philip S Khoury, Robens Joseph, Roosevelt Jean-Francois, Sally Susnowitz, Soeurette Policard, Suzanne Hall, Todd McCormack, Tom Kochan, Victor Odero, William Brindley


AND OUR GENEROUS DONORS

The Freygish Foundation, General Atlantic, and the MIT Media Lab.



PRESS



KozeAyiti interviews us about Konbit
MIT News 2011 Cisco's great write-up

ReadWriteWeb

Huffington Post

Mobile Active - Lessons from Haiti

Center for Future Civic Media interview

Slice of MIT

Public Radio International's (BBC+NPR) The World

Fast Company followup

Post-launch article on ReadWriteWeb

Konbit on MIT Global Challenge Notebook

Konbit on US/ICOMOS

Miami Herald radio story

JustMeans highlights Konbit

Konbit wins first prize at MIT IDEAS Competition

MIT Technology Review

Fast Company

MIT News - Story 2

MIT News - Story 1