DataWinners came into being through an international collaboration of private sector companies, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Human Network International (HNI) and Sahaj Software Solutions lead the effort to continually innovate and improve the DataWinners service making it the best data collection service for the needs of development organizations worldwide.

Software Development Partner

Sahaj Software Solutions

Sahaj Software Solutions is a niche software advisory, consulting and development firm, specializing in combining creative solutioning, intuitive design and technical excellence to deliver simple software solutions to complex business problems. Sahaj is doing the development for the DataWinners platform out of its office in Chennai, India.

Founding Partners

Our founding partners contributed significantly to realizing our vision of an online, multi-channel, data collection platform for development organizations worldwide.

ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks

Software development partner

A global IT consultancy that delivers custom software, software tools, consulting, and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. ThoughtWorks personnel in Pune, India wrote the majority of the code for both Mangrove and DataWinners.
www.thoughtworks.com

Mule Design

Mule Design

Design studio

Mule Design is a San Francisco-based design studio that created the intuitive, user-friendly DataWinners Web interface
www.muledesign.com

Modi Research Group

Modi Research Group

Software development partner

The Modi Research Groups leads Columbia University’s Earth Institute’s efforts that cut across energy, rural infrastructure and development. Staff of the Modi Research Group provided valuable code and advice to the Mangrove and DataWinners projects.
modi.mech.columbia.edu

Praekelt Foundation

Praekelt Foundation

Software development partner

Praekelt Foundation builds open source, scalable mobile technologies and solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in poverty. The Mangrove project uses Vumi, a scalable conversation engine for the delivery of SMS, Star Menu and chat messages to diverse audiences.
www.praekeltfoundation.org

Airtel

Airtel Madagascar

Technical partner

Airtel Madagascar is the island’s largest provider of telecommunication services. Airtel/Madagascar provided telecommunications advice to the DataWinners project.
www.africa.airtel.com/madagascar/

Unicef

UNICEF/Madagascar

Beta tester

The world’s leading organization protecting the rights of children and young people. UNICEF in Madagascar is using DataWinners to collect nutrition data and information on local radio programming.
www.unicef.org

CRS

Catholic Relief Services/Madagascar

Beta tester

CRS is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS provides relief in emergency situations and helps people in the developing world break the cycle of poverty through community-based, sustainable development initiatives. CRS uses DataWinners to collect data on water and hygiene projects in remote areas in Northeastern Madagascar.
www.crs.org

PSI Madagascar

PSI/Madagascar

Beta tester

PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. PSI is using DataWinners to collect data for a large adolescent reproductive health project and stock information for a wide range of public health products.
www.psi.org