Tech - June 05, 2018

Automate your Infrastructure by Reusing Terraform Definitions

Terraform is the tool for infrastructure as code that we use at Ona to automate the AWS resources we setup. Terraform can also be used with other cloud infrastructure providers. Find the full list of supported providers here. Terraform allows us to reuse infrastructure definitions through modules. However, there’s little documentation on how this can be done

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Press - May 25, 2018

Ona News

What’s new? Ona and GDPR The EU has introduced a new data privacy legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be effective as of May 25th, 2018. GDPR will strengthen the privacy rights of EU citizens. To help ensure that Ona is GDPR compliant, we have taken the following actions: We have

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Work - May 14, 2018

Leveraging community data to better plan informal settlements

 Above: Community members mapping informal settlements in Cape Town. “How might urban slum communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change?” When our long time partner SDI (Slum/Shack Dwellers International) started asking this question, we jumped at the chance to help as it provided an opportunity to explore how data that we’ve helped SDI collect

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Work - May 10, 2018

Ona Real-Time Dashboards

Since we first launched Ona, we’ve always dreamt of offering a real-time dashboard solution to our users. We’re excited to announce that by integrating with our new analytics platform, Canopy, it’s now easy to create interactive, real-time dashboards with your data in Ona. Whether you are monitoring a survey or managing a field program, you can

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Press - April 30, 2018

Ona News

What’s new? Introducing the Canopy Data Platform Canopy is Ona’s new enterprise analytics solution that complements the data collection done in Ona and other sources. With Canopy, organisations are able to understand the data they have collected, effortlessly draw key insights, review historical trends and make informed decisions. Canopy enables our clients to take advantage of

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Press - April 23, 2018

Meet Ona at ICT4D 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia

We are excited to announce that Ona will be at the ICT4D Conference in Lusaka from May 8–10, 2018. We will be represented by our CEO, Matt Berg, Director of Client Solutions, Erick Ngwiri, and Health Solutions Lead, Carolyn Gulas. Visit us at the exhibition area at the Mulungushi International Conference Center (MICC) in Lusaka to learn more

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Press - April 18, 2018

Bill Gates gives a demo of mSpray at Malaria Summit 2018

Today we were humbled and amazed to see Bill Gates demo our work on mSpray, and describe it as pioneering! mSpray is a tool we developed with Akros in Zambia. With mSpray, we’ve shown that we can reduce malaria by 22% — that’s a 15% increase over traditional indoor residual spraying (IRS) programs. Using these

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Press - April 17, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation at Ona

The EU has introduced important new data privacy legislation called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will go in effect May 25th. This new sweeping regulation, introduced to strengthen the privacy rights of EU citizens, represents important new data protection guidelines that all organizations working on the internet should be aware of. GDPR is meant to protect

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Press - March 08, 2018

See us at the USAID Digital Development Forum in DC

Ona is excited to be participating in the USAID Digital Development Forum: The Next 10 Years. The event brings together over 150 thought leaders, experts, practitioners, and innovators to discuss how organizations can tackle the development challenges by adopting information and communication technologies. We will have a demo table set up in Academy Hall where we’ll

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Tech - February 28, 2018

Using Deep Learning to Predict Water Point functionality from an Image

An essential part of ensuring that people have equitable access to services is being able to quickly and continuously assess whether those services are functioning properly. If your government provides health care it needs to know those clinics are open, if it provides public bus services it needs to know those buses are running on

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