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Akvo in the press

Here are some highlights of what notable people are saying about us and some articles we've written that others have published:

iDT labs (Medium), 4 Dec 2017, How human centered design can help ICTs to innovate for WASH

Guardian Environment, 1 March 2016, Living in Indonesia's marine protected areas - in pictures (photo story featuring images of Akvo Flow)

Sustineo blog, 27 November 2015,Moving with the changing landscape of field data collection – benefiting from a transition to tablets

IMPACT Infrastructures magazine, September 2015, p18, Mobile technology reaches building sites, 22 September 2015, Akvo RSR: supporting use of open data

Unicef Pacific blog, 1 September 2015, Champions for healthy schools, 16 September 2015, Drie manieren waarop mobiele telefoons bijdragen aan betere data

Six Degrees, 27 July, 2015, Your smartphone is the next water testing kit

Huffington Post, India, 20 July, 2015, Drinking Unsafe Water In India: What Next?

Aidpreneur, 17 July, 2015, Interview with Jeroen van der Sommen about working at Akvo

Huffington Post, India, 6 May, 2015, Crisis mapping in Nepal: plenty of bandwidth, not enough time

BBC World Service radio, Click, 5 May, 2015, Rebuilding Vanuatu with smartphones

Pacific RISA blog, 28 April 2015, Innovative tools for water supply, sanitation and hygiene a priority for Fiji schools, 3 April, 2015, How open source software builds strong roots for better governance

Huffington Post India, 1 April, 2015, Setting the compass for CSR in India: 5 key directions

Government of Nepal, Sector Efficiency Improvement Unit, March 2015, Using smartphones to collect data

World Economic Forum, 19 February 2015, How is open data changing India?

World Bank, Information & Communications for Development, 17 February 2015, On the road to open data: glimpses of the discourse in India

UN Information Centre, Canberra, 5 February 2015, Out with the old and in with the new: Using Akvo to collect and analyse WASH in Fiji schools

Huffington Post India, 4 February 2015, Flushed: 5 toilet myths in India

Unicef Ethiopia, 3 February 2015, Government of Ethiopia and UNICEF compile national water & sanitation inventory

The Fiji Times, 28 January 2015, Schools picked for pilot project

Fiji One TV, 26 January 2015, Akvo FLOW used in national mapping programme (link no longer available), 7 January 2015, 2015: The year the UN resets the count, 19 November 2014, 5 open source projects making the world better you should know

Societal Innovation and Learning, 30 October 2014, Innovation in international development: Akvo's contribution

Mali national TV ORTM, 27 May 2014, Dagmar Verbeek presents Akvo FLOW (video, in French)

Impact x (Huffington Post), 9 April 2014, 10 big lessons we learned in the business of intelligent international development

PC Tech Magazine, 3 April 2014, Text to change launches WASHtxt sanitation project in Uganda

Wall Street Journal - The Accelerators, 2 April 2014, Sam Gichuru: the vibrant tech scene in Nairobi

Guardian global development professionals network, 12 March 2014, 18 ways to iron out IATI, 1 March 2014, Akvo spotlights Aguayuda heroes for clean water activities in La Guajira, Colombia

Impact x (Huffington Post), 11 February 2014, Revolutionizing  philanthropy: three tenets for non-profits, 28 October 2013, Being boring in the water sector pays off

Impact x (Huffington Post), 21 March 2013, Going with the FLOW to achieve impact

WASH News Africa, 1 March 2013, Liberia: extra US$450 million needed to rebuild water and sanitation sector

Engineering for Change, 19 February 2013, Data mapping has a new look with Akvo FLOW's first major update

CSRwire, 14 September 2012, Summing up World Water Week (point 5)

Thomson Reuters Foundation, 28 August 2012, Aid transparency: a call to action

Thomson Reuters Foundation, 26 July 2012, Mobile technology boosts water security for the poor

CNN, 22 March 2012, Going with the 'FLOW' towards better sanitation

National Geographic, 24 January 2012, The cellphone that keeps the water, and data, flowing

MobHappy, 27 September 2010, Akvo's smart idea for charity

National Geographic, 9 September 2010, World Water Week, Best in design

Circle of Blue, 28 July 2010, Q&A: Thomas Bjelkeman-Petersson connecting aid and water online at

Guardian News, 5 February 2010, Meet the Wikipedia of the mapping world

Huffington Post, 22 September 2009, Bigger than Africa

Next Billion, 23 June 2009, Building a practical platform for collaboration:

Financial Times, 28 May 2009, Donor programmes: Sponsors can now view benefits online

World Bank, 23 October 2008 Forget RSS: is Real Simple Reporting the killer Development 2.0 application?

Wired, 25 June 2008, Akvo’s Bollywood angle

Vrij Nederland, 27 October 2007, According to Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson, founder of

Green Futures Magazine, 25 June 2007, Start me up