Global trends are transforming the development aid sector. Akvo is part of that change.
Akvo has worked at the intersection of IT and development since its inception. We began by developing a set of open source software tools to help non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and governments become more effective, transparent and collaborative. Within the fast-changing landscape of data and development, it soon became apparent that data informed decision making is about more than just software. It’s about transforming the way organisations work with data, all the way from designing programmes to acting upon insights and generating results. With breakthrough innovations in information technology continuing to have a profound effect on development cooperation, it’s also about ensuring that data is used responsibly and ethically.
Our journey towards 2030
Currently, we offer data services supported by a data platform to help our partners improve their development programmes. We’ve built the data skills of over 15,000 people and support over 200 partners in 70 countries in data for development. Our focus for the next decade will be on building capacities in NGOs, businesses and governments, as well as developing and maintaining future-proof data systems. Our focus areas are safe water for all and sustainable smallholder farming in East and West Africa - the areas where we believe we can have the biggest impact.
Interested in becoming our new CEO?
Check out the vacancy here. For questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.