Patrick Meier is Ushahidi’s Director of Crisis Mapping and Strategic Partnerships. He is the cofounder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers (INCM) and the co-organizer of the International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM) series. Patrick also cofounded the Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning (CM&EW) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and recently consulted for UNDP/Sudan's Threat and Risk Mapping Analysis (TRMA) project. Patrick is also a PhD Candidate at The Fletcher School where his dissertation research analyzes the role of new media and digital technology for civil resistance against repressive rule. He recently co-taught a full-semester course on Digital Democracy at Tufts University and serves on the Board of Advisors for DigiActive and Digital Democracy. Patrick has an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and is an alumnus of the Santa Fe Institute’s (SFI) Complex Systems Summer School for PhDs. Patrick was born in Cote d’Ivoire and grew up in Kenya. He blogs at iRevolution.