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Several of our team are this week in India, doing a deep-dive into how our partner Arghyam uses information technology to manage grant processes and project reporting.

Understanding how field projects right now share updates on progress is vital if we are to help our partners develop new ways to make project progress visible online. Our goal, ultimately, is to help them secure more funds for more projects using new knowledge sharing and reporting tools.

We’ll pass on insights through the week as we learn more. Both Thomas and I are filming portions of the meetings and I’m sharing photo updates here, as well as via my Twitter feed.

Photo: Akvo founder Thomas Bjelkeman prepares for a meeting with Arghyam. Behind him is Gino Lee, Akvo co-founder and user interface designer. Bangalore, India, 8 December 2008.