Samaaja (Society) is a free and open source web application for rapidly building and deploying location based citizen engagement services.
It bundles geo-maps support, user authentication and profiles, location based report management and collation and a lot more, complete with APIs and webhooks for external integrations, admin and end user UIs and management dashboards. It aims to be like WordPress, the blogging/CMS platform, but for location based citizen-user engagement services.
Samaaja’s mission is to increase citizen participation at hyper local level around civic and environment issues ( for eg: water, sanitation, air quality, garbage, municipal schemens amongst others) through hyper local data, hyper local solutions and hyper local campaigns. Thereby making citizens active, local neighborhoods resilient and increasing accountability and transparency around civic and environment issues at a hyper local neighborhood level.
The Samaaja platform is essentially a civic tech platform primarily designed for citizens, citizen groups, civil society organizations but can also be used by institutions and elected representatives. The platform allows for multiple and modular ways for citizens to connect and participate around schemes,information, issues, solutions and mobilization with each other and elected representatives.