BAO Systems is an impact-driven global digital health and data company. We build data systems that scale and enable healthy HIS ecosystems in the countries and programs where we work. We improve global health by empowering our partners (governments, iNGOs, and multi-country projects) to impact change with data insights.
CABI is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Through knowledge sharing and science, CABI helps address issues of global concern such as safeguarding the environment and improving global food security. We do this by helping farmers grow more and lose less of what they produce, combating threats to agriculture and the environment from pests and diseases, protecting biodiversity from invasive species, and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge. Our 48 member countries guide and influence our core areas of work. These include development and research projects, scientific publishing and microbial services.
CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency alleviates suffering and provides assistance to people in need in 101 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. Our programs touch 100 million lives with innovative solutions and responses to poverty. For more information, visit www.crs.org or www.crsespanol.org
Dharma Platform empowers teams with the insights needed to make better decisions, faster. Our robust, secure, customizable technology enables users to rapidly design, implement and scale mobile data collection, regardless of connectivity or language, on any device, on or offline. With real-time analytics, staff tracking, and data interoperability, Dharma Platform makes it easier for organizations to measure and demonstrate their impact to partners and donors with less time, effort, and cost.
Headquartered in Washington D.C., with teams in Europe and Asia, Dharma Platform is being used in some of the world’s toughest places to track crucial supplies, secure sensitive information and medical records, and manage performance. This includes post-conflict reconstruction in Iraq, the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, the humanitarian catastrophe inside Syria, and the nutrition crisis in the Sahel. https://dharmaplatform.com/
At Dimagi, we believe there is a better way to provide services to those in need. We are changing the way frontline services are delivered by providing our customers with better data and giving their workforce new tools to improve services. Our technology, CommCare, is the world’s most powerful mobile data collection platform. With CommCare, organizations build mobile apps that improve the quality and efficiency of services in the most remote corners of the world. Today, we are working in over 60 countries across 500 projects.
energypedia consult Rwanda Ltd runs the One-Stop-Monitoring-Shop for East Africa – skills and tools for results-based monitoring. Next to capacity building and consultancy, we specialize in IT tools: Our software WebMo is used by about 40 projects across the globe. What makes it unique? WebMo combines the merits of a web-based M&E software with a flexible toolset of easy-to-use collaboration features to facilitate teamwork.
WebMo was developed by practitioners from the international development sector with one priority in mind: Saving the users as much screen time as possible to make room for what really matters – results.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. For more information, visit www.fhi360.org
GeniusTags is a software solutions company that was founded by entrepreneurs with a long experience in the IT and humanitarian sectors aims to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the public sector by providing innovative technology and software solutions like the e-voucher system and distribution management system to add a great amount of value and quality to the work and services of the humanitarian and other public organizations.
GeniusTags clients’ trust and reliance on the provided solutions in their missions is a key driving force towards excellent and to leading the international and local humanitarian organizations, including Mercy Corps, Chemonics, ILAC, IHSAN, Ghiras Al-nahda, and Binaa. So far, the clients used the solutions to serve over 250,000 beneficiaries in 200 community, distributing over $3,500,000 worth of humanitarian aid.
GeniusTags is operating in Syria, Turkey, Libya, Somalia, and Sierra Leone; it is working on expanding presence in other markets as well.
Hoji is a mobile data collection and analysis platform for development organizations. We help NGOs and government agencies automate surveys, M&E and DQAs. Our platform goes beyond traditional mobile data collection. We provide custom dashboards, data transformations and integration with 3rd party data sources like DHIS. This empowers managers to make smart and timely decisions. As a result, projects can optimize their interventions, maximize impact and demonstrate return on investment – thereby attracting more development funding. We enjoy one of the highest ratings of any comparable app on the Google Play Store. https://www.hoji.co.ke/
Deere & Company is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich, and build upon the land to meet the world’s constantly increasing need for food, fuel, clothing, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality, built on a tradition of integrity.
In 1962, we made our first investments in Africa and have been supporting African farmers for over 50 years by investing in dealerships across the continent and branch operations in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. Efforts that have been enhanced by the 2013 addition of a Regional Distribution Centre for parts situated in Johannesburg. For more information, visit www.deere.com
Medic Mobile is a 501(c)(3) public charity that was founded in 2010 to improve health in communities that are hardest to reach. We serve this mission by building, delivering, and supporting software that helps community health workers, managers, and clinical teams work together to provide equitable care. Our software is free, open-source, and deployed at scale in the last mile of healthcare. We envision a more just world in which health workers are supported as they provide care for their neighbors, universal health coverage is a reality, and health is secured as a human right.
Microsoft Philanthropies’ Tech for Social Impact brings together our donations, grants, sales, and partner ecosystem to empower nonprofits and development organizations globally to address society’s most challenging issues. Tech for Social Impact is focused on bringing the power of technology to every nonprofit and humanitarian organization to accelerate social impact. Learn more at Microsoft.com/nonprofits
NetHope is a collaboration between the 60 leading international nonprofit organizations and the technology sector. NetHope works with its members and corporate partners to foster collaboration and innovation and leverage the full potential of technology to support development and humanitarian programs. NetHope has extensive experience in delivering programs in partnership with its members and corporate partners. For more information, visit www.nethope.org
The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) in the Keough School of Global Affairs combines the existing world-class faculty of the University with a dedicated team of experienced international development professionals and researchers to address global poverty and inequality through policy, practice, and partnership. NDIGD embraces a holistic approach in areas related to security and peacebuilding; rule of law; global health; infrastructure; agriculture and food; energy and the environment; commerce and economic development; and education. NDIGD’s core competencies include monitoring, evaluation, and learning; institutional capacity strengthening; and applying research innovations in challenging contexts.
The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. NRC works to protect the rights of displaced and vulnerable persons during crisis. Through their programmes they provide assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions. NRC is a rights based organization and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality. NRC works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. For more information, visit www.nrc.no
Ona is a design and engineering social enterprise based in Nairobi, Kenya and the United States. Established in early 2014, Ona’s mission is to build world class solutions that combine advanced technology systems with sectorial expertise. We provide opportunities for organizations to make better use of their data to help address some of the world’s great challenges, including: maternal and child health, education, community resilience, agriculture, environmental sustainability, access to infrastructure and government accountability.
Ona’s core competencies include: solution design, needs assessment, system analysis, user interface and user experience design, enterprise and solution architecture, software development, quality control, data analytics, system implementation and capacity building. For more information, visit Ona.
OpenLMIS is a powerful, open source, cloud-based electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) purpose-built to manage health commodity supply chains. The OpenLMIS initiative’s mission to provide high-quality logistics management software to improve health commodity distribution in low- and middle-income countries. OpenLMIS increases data visibility, helping supply chain managers avoid stock outs.
The OpenLMIS software is currently used to manage logistics processes at more than 11,000 health facilities across eight geographies in Africa, providing ordering, reporting, and inventory management for a mix of health programs including for Vaccines (EPI) as well as HIV, Malaria, TB, Family Planning, and Essential Medicines.
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. For more than 60 years, we’ve used evidence and data to achieve impact. Our international development researchers and practitioners design and implement programs across a wide range of sectors to help low- and middle-income countries and communities address complex problems and improve the lives of their citizens. Working with local partners and stakeholders, our solutions promote sustainability, self-reliance, and success at scale. www.rti.org/development
Changemakers creating a better world should have the tools and technology to make this happen. Technology is the most powerful equalizer of our time, providing access to data, knowledge, and–above all–connections. Salesforce.org gets our technology in the hands of nonprofits, educational institutions, and philanthropic organizations so they can connect with others and do more good. As a social enterprise, the more missions our technology supports, the more we invest back into technology and communities, creating an endless circle of good. We’re here to help; visit us at Salesforce.org.
SES Networks is a company committed to providing connectivity that empowers the customer mission. The only satellite company that owns and operates GEO (Geostationary Earth Orbit) as well as MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) satellites, SES brings a unique portfolio of products and services to meet the most challenging connectivity needs. For more information, visit www.ses.com/networks
Tetra Tech is a leading, global consulting firm providing practical and sustainable international development services. We have more than 40 years of development experience and use an integrated approach focused on empowering local communities and leveraging private investment to create a safer, more prosperous world for all. We serve various development clients, including government agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia as well as multilateral development banks and the private sector. visit www.tetratech.com
E-Heza Digital Health Record – A low-cost, quality-driven point-of-care digital health record that will dramatically improve maternal and child health outcomes, designed to be replicated and scaled throughout East Africa.
E-Heza Digital Health Record
- Point-of-Care and Hands Free
- Users can shift between Individual and Group Health Assessments
- Automated z-score calculations to improve accuracy
- Periodic ‘health reports’ include photographs of a child over time that can be printed and taken home.
- Connects directly to District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) reporting platform. This platform is used by over 60 countries.
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organizations in Germany; politically independent and non-denominational. It is fighting for “Zero Hunger by 2030”. Since it was founded in 1962, more than 8,500 overseas projects in 70 countries have been supported with 3.27 billion euros.
Welthungerhilfe works on the principle of help for self-help: from fast disaster relief to reconstruction and long-term development cooperation projects with national and international partner organisations.
Welthungerhilfe is a pioneer in the use of digital innovations to scale up the fight against hunger. At the ICT4D Conference we would like to present three of our projects.
World Vision Sierra Leone/EBODAC
The EBODAC Project (Ebola Vaccine Deployment, Acceptance and Compliance) is developing strategies and tools to promote the acceptance and uptake of new Ebola vaccines, to help the right person receive the right vaccine at the right time.
The project is supporting clinical trials of Ebola vaccines in Sierra Leone, while simultaneously preparing for the future deployment of a licensed vaccine through a series of linked projects focused on communications, community engagement, and enabling technologies.
EBODAC is also delivering a series of projects to build local knowledge and capacity and strengthen health systems, in preparation for the potential future use of a licensed Ebola vaccine in several potential deployment scenarios.
All components of the EBODAC platform are designed and developed to allow rapid and efficient scale-up should there be a need to deploy a licensed vaccine.
Last Mile Mobile Solutions; LMMS was developed by World Vision, is used globally in over 30 countries, by dozens of leading NGOs and humanitarian agencies. Bringing ease and efficiency to beneficiary Registration, Digital Identity, In Kind Distribution, Cash Distribution: Electronic Voucher, E-Cash, Management Insights and Multi-Agency. Transforming Humanitarian Service Delivery
It is a portfolio of innovative technology solutions – a mobile Information Management platform for humanitarian service delivery. It is a set of mission critical capabilities for organisations delivering humanitarian services in the ‘last mile’ in the final point of transaction between humanitarian organisations and beneficiaries.
ZMQ -a global ‘Technology for Development’ organization which develops technology to address critical social problems and implements by providing timely information to communities and connecting with life-saving services. ZMQ is a pioneer in ‘Digital Transformation’ serving poor and marginalized for 20 years. ZMQ addresses gaps in healthcare, education and livelihood; and works on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Maternal Child Health, Mental Health, SRHR, Water and Sanitation. ZMQ has scaled in Uganda. MIRA -mobile channel for rural women on Maternal Child Health and FreedomTB –video-based mobile reporting by TB patients. ZMQ also develops digital tools for behaviour change communication like social mobile games, digital story-telling and mHealth training tools.