PI is an Alert Winner of Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention sponsored by Humanity United and USAID. It aims to automate the collection of relevant human rights and humanitarian information from hard to access areas and verifies it using crowd-sourcing and “dumb” mobile phones.
The envisaged tool helps victims and witnesses to better document and verify their stories and provides them as well as relevant organization with actionable information, thereby facilitating early warning and targeted assistance. It supports analysis and allows networking between affected communities, relevant organizations and experts through the use of ubiquitous technologies. PI‘s technology is highly portable and can be applied in multiple domains and settings, including but not limited to citizen journalism, election monitoring, environment degradation, corruption and good governance, labor rights and businesses’ accountability.