About us

Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson - Co-founder and co-director

Akvo builds open source internet and mobile software which is designed to support international development partnership networks, and make cooperation and aid activity more effective and transparent. We provide our software as a service, backed by a global partner-support and training team.


Akvo RSR stands for Really Simple Reporting. It’s a web- and Android-based system that makes it easy for development aid teams to bring complex networks of projects online with paperless reporting directly from the field.

Akvo Flow is a mobile phone and online service that transforms field monitoring using Android smartphones. Organisations use Akvo Flow to evaluate their development aid activities and make informed decisions based on accurate, current data.

Akvo Openaid helps governments and big international organisations present aid-spend data online in easy to navigate ways so they can meet transparency obligations.

Akvopedia is a portal for online knowledge on smart, low-cost, sustainable water and sanitation technology and approaches.

Akvo is a non-profit foundation headquartered in the Netherlands with staff in 13 countries across five continents. Akvo’s tools are open source and used by hundreds of organisations throughout the world in areas such as water, sanitation, health, education, agriculture, conservation and economic development.

Peter Van Der Linde - Co-founder And Co-director

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