Akvo is a project to share tools and resources related to water and sanitation:
Akvo creates and shares internet tools that help to provide clean water and proper sanitation to those who today have none.
We help everyone share knowledge, match more projects to funds, and simplify reporting. We work with people around the world who want to use these tools to improve people’s health and living conditions quickly.
Akvo has three main parts:
- Akvopedia, a wiki for knowledge about water and sanitation
- Akvo Direct, for matching projects with funds
- Akvo Really Simple Reporting, web/SMS based reporting system that lets project teams share updates
Incorporated in November 2008, there are currently 49 projects and over â‚¬590,000 pledged to help over 100,000 people have water and sanitation.
We’re very pleased that Akvo co-founder Mark Charmer will be talking to us about the project at OKCon 2009 as part of the ‘open knowledge for development’ session. If you’re going to be in London on 28th March, there are still some tickets left for the event!