Supporting open source projects for a digital society that serves everyone.

The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) at United Nations Foundation has launched its Open Source Center to provide a collaborative space for (and professional technical assistance to) open source projects focusing on international development and humanitarian response.

We are a Google Summer of Code umbrella organization that works with many of the leading projects in this area, including Humanitarian Open Street Map Team, OpenLMIS, SUMSarizer, LibreHealth, and Open Data Kit.

Our Center assists in the establishment of effective governance, software project management, and contribution models for member projects. It also provides technical, architectural, and programming support for projects; and assists those projects in support, engagement, management of their communities of contributors and implementers. More information about the DIAL Open Source Center is available at

This year, our sub-organizations include:

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), applying the principles of open source and open data sharing for humanitarian response and economic development.
  • OpenLMIS, an open source, cloud-based, electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) purpose-built to manage health commodity supply chains.
  • SUMSarizer, which helps researchers measure impacts of improved cookstoves by using machine learning to turn raw data from stove use monitoring sensors (SUMS) into summaries of cooking events.

Read more about these projects and other humanitarian & international development projects participating in Google Summer of Code at:

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Digital Impact Alliance 2018 Projects

  • Ankita Khurana
    Ankita Khurana Proposal - The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
    The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) applies the principles of open source and open data sharing for humanitarian response and economic...
  • Surya Saini
    Team management module for MapCampaigner
    MapCampaigner is a field data collection organizing application. Organizers can define an area, define the features to collect, and recruit...