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About the Neighbourhoods Foundation

Neighbourhoods Foundation is a charitable trust incorporated in New Zealand. It is the parent entity for the Neighbourhoods project. It steers development of the open source Social Sensemaker, maintains and facilitates $NHT liquidity and availability, and directs development of the marketplace.
The Trust's objectives are to build and maintain our suite of tools for sense-making, for the creation of digital social spaces that are community and mission-driven, and to commit the project to...
  • the participant ownership and control over their means of communication, information sharing, and record-keeping;
  • the development of local systems of discoverability of content and services;
  • enabling stewardship and enhancement of archives of local knowledge;
  • community-centered auditing and validation of the provenance of data sets;
  • facilitation and support of the use of the Social Sensemaker at no cost;
  • the development of an ecosystem of compatible applications;
  • and free educational opportunities for community members in New Zealand and virtually.


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