Andreas is a computer consultant and cofounder of Kreablo AB, a consultancy that helps organisations build a searchable data bank to communicate and collaborate over the Web. He works closely with Akvo on the maintenance, administration and development of Akvopedia.
Andreas has research and development experience in the field of computer science, both within academic and corporate environments. His particular areas of interest include computer security and programming languages. He advocates solutions based on free software and believes that freedom to run, study, redistribute and distribute modified versions of software is important for the end users as well as for himself as a software entrepreneur.
Andreas has a master’s degree in computer science and a licentiate’s degree in computer communications from Luleå University of Technology. He is based in Sweden.
Winona is the lead editor and content provider for Akvopedia.org, Akvo’s educational wiki on water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH). Prior to joining Akvo in March 2011, she earned a BSc in Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University and a BA in Writing & Literature from California College of the Arts.
Winona has been doing Android mobile development since 2013 with two apps in the Play Store. She is currently pursuing certification in Machine Learning and Internet of Things (IoT). Her longer term goal is to pursue a Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Winona is based in Seattle, Washington, USA. You can follow her on Twitter @noniazure.Nischal is a software developer for Akvo. He joined Akvo through his work with TernUp Research Labs, where he developed the smartphone app, web sites and maps for the Akvo Caddisfly water testing kit. Before Ternup, Nischal developed software and lead development teams at obii.mobi, Australian Windows Publishing and Infomedia Ltd. An Australian national who has worked in both Australia and India, his experience spans e-commerce, finance, customer management, i18n, web sites and phone apps.
Nischal has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bangalore University and a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Computing from University of Western Sydney, Nepean. He is based in Bangalore.
Frodo is based in Singapore. In recent years he helped to establish Akvo’s partnerships in South East Asia focusing on Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Frodo joined Akvo in 2012, with extensive experience in marketing, business development, public affairs and communications. He worked at ABN AMRO Bank for eight years in a range of roles. He was PR and marketing manager for Team ABN AMRO in the Volvo Ocean Race 2005 and 2006, and was a business manager in ABN AMRO’s global public affairs team, working on climate change and water themes. He incubated several ventures, focused on sport and mobility for ABN AMRO’s Incubator Innovation Programme. In 2010 he joined the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) as senior program manager, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, focused on Public Private Partnerships and developing “Water2020”, a strategic vision for the Dutch water sector. Frodo worked for six months at the Football for Water programme, on fundraising and partnership strategy.
Frodo now runs a water innovation consultancy called Crazy About Water. He has an MBA from Radboud University Nijmegen. His bachelors degree is in Marketing and Commercial Economics from Tilburg University, where he majored in sports marketing and management. In 2008 Frodo was nominated and selected as “Young Professional of the Year” in the Netherlands (Volkskrant). Follow Frodo on Twitter @frodo1977.