HNI in Madagascar

    • Big Innovations from a Big Island

      The cumulative expertise of the HNI team catalyzed in Madagascar — the proving ground for DataWinners, the 3-2-1 Service, and our Mobile-to-Mobile Surveys.

      As big as France, twice the size of Arizona, Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island — 1000 miles end to end.

      It is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a diverse population and geography, challenging infrastructure, and critical conservation issues.

      If a technology solution can work here, it can work anywhere.

    • David McAfee and HNIDavid McAfee, HNI’s Co-Founder, knew Madagascar well. He had managed a nationwide public health project in Madagascar from 1999 to 2004.

      David became frustrated having to make key decisions without good data. It was this frustration that motivated him to found and to lead HNI.

      The “human network” refers to families across the developing world connected by simple, inexpensive mobile phones to meet their communications needs.

      David returned to Madagascar 2008 to find ways to help organizations and individuals to use the phones and devices they already own in innovative, productive and sustainable ways.

    • Since our modest beginning in 2008, HNI has grown rapidly. We have worked with dozens of partners across multiple sectors.

      We’ve grown because organizations recognize the importance of putting information and communication technology — ICT — to work for development — 4D: ICT4D

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      We now have a large staff of professionals: trainers, developers, and managers whose passion is to accelerate development by building the capacity of others to use technology in smart and innovative ways.

  • Meet HNI/Madagascar Staff

    • HNI’s partners in Madagascar

      Abt AssociatesPublic HealthData Collection
      ADRAFood SecurityData Collection
      AirtelPrivate SectorMobile-to-Mobile Survey, Data Collection, 321 Service
      AmbatovyPrivate SectorMobile-to-Mobile Survey
      CAREFood SecurityData Collection
      Catholic Relief ServicesFood SecurityData Collection
      Jhpiego (MCHIP)Public HealthData Collection
      John Snow, Inc. (DELIVER)Public HealthData Collection
      John Snow, Inc. (MAHEFA)Public HealthData Collection
      Marie Stopes MadagascarPublic HealthData Collection
      Ministry of HealthPublic HealthData Collection, 321 Service
      National Elections Monitoring CommitteeGood GovernanceData Collection
      National Land Title OfficeProperty RightsData Collection, 321 Service
      National Office of Disaster ManagementHumanitarian AssistanceData Collection
      National Office of MicrofinanceMicrofinance321 Service
      Peace CorpsAgriculture, Education, Public HealthData Collection
      Population Services InternationalPublic HealthData Collection, 321 Service
      System of Rice Intensification GroupAgriculture321 Service
      UNICEFEducationData Collection
      WaterAidWater & SanitationData Collection
      World Bank & National Nutrition OfficeNutritionAudio Job Aids, Data Collection
      World Bank & National Statistics OfficeEconomicMobile-to-Mobile Survey, Data Collection
      World Wildlife Fund (WWF)ConservationData Collection