Developing a crowdsourcing application for responsible production in Africa

Robert Masua Bwana, André Baart, Victor de Boer, François Lenfant, Néné Morisho, Michelle Westermann-Behaylo, Marcel Worring

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With modern supply chains spanning the globe, materials or components that companies use in their products may be sourced from areas prone to injustice and human rights abuse. A major challenge stakeholders face is the gathering of accurate data regarding producers in these areas. In this paper we introduce CARPA, a web application designed to gather reports on incidents and initiatives related to responsible production through crowd-sourcing. We describe its user-centric iterative process of development as well as its design and how this is influenced by the application context. Finally we discuss the challenges faced and the way forward.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWebSci 2020
Subtitle of host publication12th ACM Conference on Web Science Companion
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450379946
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event12th ACM Conference on Web Science, WebSci 2020 - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020


Conference12th ACM Conference on Web Science, WebSci 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Crowd-sourcing
  • Progressive web application
  • User-centered design


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