• Audio Job Aids

    HNI provides Community Health Workers with access to diagnostic and treatment reminders on their own mobile phones.
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  • Call Centers

    Our trained operators interview key informants to eliminate the barrier between those who have information and those who need it.
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  • Success Story: All Children Reading

    USAID, AusAid, and World Vision award HNI a prestigious Grand Challenge For Development Grant in the Education Sector.
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  • HNI in Madagascar

    It all started here on the Big Island. Learn about HNI’s early days and how we’ve grown since.
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  • DataWinners

    HNI’s online, do-it-yourself mobile data collection service for organizations anywhere in the world. Collect up to 1,000 Submissions via SMS, Smartphone, & Web for FREE for one year!
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  • 3-2-1 Service

    HNI and Airtel partner to create a search engine where there is no internet. Call and choose from pre-recorded messages anytime, anywhere, and free of charge in Madagascar.
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  • HNI Receives mWomen Grant

    Our Madagascar team was recently awarded a GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund grant enabling HNI to create the first-ever on-demand, mobile resource for women!
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  • Bridging the Development Divide

    HNI is a global development organization dedicated to bringing the benefits of technology to individuals and organizations working in the developing world. We work across all sectors to promote the free flow of information between vulnerable groups and development professionals. HNI has already helped millions of people worldwide to get the answers they need to lead healthy, productive lives.


    HNI focuses on 3 important areas of Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D):
    1) Mobile data collection services for development professionals
    2) On-demand search engines for simple mobile telephones
    3) Call centers to interview key informants

  • What We Do

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      Data Collection

      DataWinners is an online, do-it-yourself mobile data collection service for organizations in the developing world.

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      Mobile Search Engines

      HNI creates on-demand mobile search engines accessible using simple mobile phones anywhere, anytime and free of charge.

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      Call Centers

      Call Centers eliminate the barrier between those who have information and those who need it.

  • Partner Quotes

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      “Simple and interactive mobile reporting methods like DataWinners are more acceptable to our private sector partners. They like the automatic confirmation and error messages they receive. I can also send messages to the clinics, so overall we have improved communications – in both directions.”

      Mekdes Assefa, mHealth Supervisor, Marie Stopes Ethiopia
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      “Now, communicating, processing and compiling the data is done quickly. We map our data, send messages to raise pre-disaster awareness and increase preparedness, access our collected data in real time and share it with other stakeholders.”

      Nianja Raonivelo, Webmaster/Data Analyst, Disaster Management Office, Madagascar
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      “Thanks to HNI, we can gather timely, accurate and complete data on a monthly basis. We now have a much better idea where to spend our limited resources.”

      Miles Kemplay, Former Country Director, Marie Stopes Madagascar
    • Volkan Cakir

      “Thanks to our partnership with HNI, and the hard work of our senior staff, we now have the data we need to report to USAID on macro-level indicators.”

      Dr. Volkan Cakir, Former Chief of Party, Santénet2, RTI International
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      “DataWinners modernized our data collection. The Primary School Directors now submit their data more quickly and with fewer errors using their own mobile phones. The Ministry has plans to use DataWinners to collect other Education data in Senegal.”

      Amadou Lamine Ndiaye, Data Administrator, Ministry of Education, Senegal
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      “DataWinners speeds up information sharing and shortens the response time for emergency assistance. This is important because lives are at stake.”

      Shenkut Ayele, Early Warning Assessment and Response Coordinator,
      Catholic Relief Services, Ethiopia
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  • HNI Puts Technology To Work