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Trust Made Visible · United Nations Multi-Agency Partnership


International Telecommunication Union, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Office for Project Services, United Nations Population Fund, World Health Organization


IRD (Pakistan), Summit Institute



Humanitarian Relief
Service Delivery

Canopy Analytics


Ona’s work with the UN demonstrates our ability to deliver on a robust range of data services. Agencies within and affiliated with the U.N. rely on Ona for a number of data services critical for achieving their mission.

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"Ona proved to be a strong and reliable partner, who continues to support [UNICEF's] country programmes and government counterparts across the region." READ MORE

Sean Blaschke
Technology for Development Business Analyst

In 2019, Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing over 1,300 and causing an estimated $2.2b in damage. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, I deployed to ground-zero with a team from Ona. Our primary objective was to support the Government of Mozambique and the broader UN and humanitarian community to strengthen availability and usage of geo-spatial and real-time data for planning, monitoring and response. Ona’s team played a key role in digitizing the National Institute of Disaster Managements monitoring processes, as well as collaborating to better visualize this data for decision making. Throughout this emergency, Ona showed technical excellence, a drive for results, and a deftness in building relationships. Ona proved to be a strong and reliable partner, who continues to support our country programmes and government counterparts across the region.

Sean Blaschke
Technology for Development Business Analyst


World Health Organization (WHO)

We have long served as a trusted strategic advisor to numerous departments at the WHO, including:

  • Serving in and playing key leadership roles in several technical working groups
  • Working with WHO’s support to co-develop the digital health platform OpenSRP
  • Developing clinical reference technology for maternal health and family planning
  • Serving on the ground in Liberia as part of the WHO’s Ebola first response
  • Developing and supporting the technology behind a number of important WHO programmes including WHO’s NCD STEPS program, Armadillo, Adolescent Health in Brazil

UN Development Program (UNDP)

As part of our work for UNDP, we organized a series of human-centered design and cybersecurity workshops with the UN Support Mission in Libya and the Libyan High National Election Commission. In these workshops and through our ongoing collaboration, we designed, developed, and sustainably deployed the vote tallying software that is used in all Libyan elections since the formation of the National Transition Council.

In Afghanistan, we are supporting the UN’s largest global trust fund program, the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA). In this partnership, we developed monitoring and analysis solutions built with the Ona Data and Canopy platforms and training programs to implement them


UNICEF is supporting the development and rollout of OpenSRP (co-developed by Ona with the WHO) in over 5 countries. We have active digital health, mobile data collection, data solution / data visualization projects in over 20 UNICEF country offices.  This includes:

  • Supporting UNICEF’s response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique and Zimbabwe
  • Supporting the government of Rwanda to upgrade its national community health information system from RapidSMS to RapidPro
  • Helping UNICEF Nigeria ensure that over 6M children received their doses of oral polio vaccine.