About

Nafundi's mission is to create technologies that improve the lives of the underserved. Our current focus is designing, building, deploying, and supporting mobile data collection systems that work well in challenging environments (e.g., offline villages in rural Kenya, humid rain forests in Brazil, and even the International Space Station).

Nafundi's CEO, Yaw Anokwa, co-founded the Open Data Kit (ODK) project. ODK replaces paper forms with smartphones and tablets and the platform has been used by thousands of organizations like the Gates Foundation, USAID, World Health Organization, and the Jane Goodall Institute to collect billions of data points.

Nafundi's principals, Yaw Anokwa and Hélène Martin, are lead maintainers on Open Data Kit. They manage a team of developers, implementers, and trainers who work across countries and sectors to design, build, deploy and support data collection tools for a wide variety of clients.

Need help collecting data quickly, accurately, offline, and at scale? Contact us to get started.



Yaw Anokwa, CEO

Yaw Anokwa, CEO

Yaw has worked as an electrical engineer for Raytheon, a research scientist for Intel, an informatician for Partners in Health, and a software engineer for Google. He calls on these experiences in engineering, management, and academia to build organizations that solve meaningful problems.

Yaw loves to drive cars and ride motorcycles. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science.


Hélène Martin, CTO

Hélène Martin, CTO

Hélène is a full-stack software engineer and educator. She has built web backends, developed mobile apps, and demystified complex technical topics for thousands of students.

Hélène speaks French, English, and Spanish and has lived and worked in Central America, South-East Asia, and Africa. She holds degrees in Computer Science and Linguistics.

Want to join Nafundi?

We are always looking for entrepreneurial people who have a knack for shipping products with great user experiences. We offer competitive compensation and the freedom to work whenever and wherever you are happiest.

If you are interested in joining our team and working on something other than our current open positions, please send your resume and a brief paragraph describing why you are applying to jobs@nafundi.com.