Chris Albon

Albon's latest project, CrisisNET, is a new project at Ushahidi, designed to help journalists and policymakers organize data in natural and man-made disasters. Prior to Ushahidi, Albon was Director of the Governance Project at FrontlineSMS. Previously, he earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis researching the quantitative impact of civil wars on health care systems. He writes about liberation data and data science for social good at In 2008, he founded Conflict Health, a blog on the defense of health and health workers in armed conflict and political violence. Albon has also written for the Daily Dot, United States Naval Institute Blog,,, UN Dispatch, and elsewhere.