Nafundi provides a wide array of data collection services with a focus on the ODK ecosystem.

Our team of data collection experts primarily works with large organizations in the global development sector. We have lived and worked in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe and have a proven track record in health, agriculture, and the environment.

Nafundi specializes in delivering large-scale projects in challenging environments on short timelines. We provide total campaign packages (from initial proposal, through field campaign, to final report) as well as the individualized services described below. All services are available remotely and in the field.

  Complex form design

Nafundi can take your paper-based process and convert it to an electronic workflow that will enable your team to collect data quickly and accurately. We specialize in building large and complex forms on short notice.

  Secure server setup

Nafundi can install, configure, and maintain your data collection server (e.g., ODK Aggregate, Formhub, SurveyCTO, Enketo) on a platform of your choice. We can host and secure your data locally or in the cloud.

  Fast professional support

Nafundi can answer questions you have before, during, and after your campaign. We are available remotely or in the field. We monitor the mobile data collection community so we can give you quick answers to urgent problems.

  Training and management

Nafundi offers remote and in-field training and management. Our multi-lingual team of experts has experience living and working globally. We can source your devices, train your staff, and manage your entire campaign.

  Reporting and analysis

Nafundi is led by two academics with a passion for monitoring and evaluation. Be it Stata or R, ArcGIS or Google Maps, we can get data in your favorite format and help you extract the information you need.

  Software development

Nafundi is known for our software. We make beautiful and usable products that build on open source and regularly customize ODK tools. We have experience with mobile, desktop, and server platforms.

Looking for examples of our work?

Our clients hire Nafundi because of our years of experience creating well-known data collection tools like ODK and running large data collection campaigns all over the world. Below are examples of our work.

  • Ongoing support of at risk countries yields positive results in Somalia

    In early 2018, polio virus was detected in the sewers of Mogadishu, Somalia and the government moved quickly to vaccinate the country's children in order to prevent a potential outbreak. A vaccination campaign targeting more than 726,000 children was launched in the Banadir and Lower and Middle Shabelle regions. The campaign was carried out by some 3,500 staffers and Nafundi assisted by enabling real-time tracking of vaccination coverage using ODK. Read more.

  • SMS-based reporting of AFP cases for private care providers in Pakistan

    Fayaz Jatoi is the Coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for Polio Eradication in Sindh, Pakistan. In this guest post, Fayaz describes why AFP surveillance is critical to polio eradication and how an SMS-based reporting system for private care provider helps. Read more.

  • How STRATAA surveyed 300K people for a multisite study

    Susan Tonks is the Typhoid Strategic Award Programme Manager at University of Oxford. She is responsible for coordination and delivery of a 24-month programme of typhoid surveillance at sites in Africa and Asia. In this guest post, Susan describes her team's work using ODK to collect data on more than 300,000 individuals in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Malawi to support the programme. Read more.

  • Helping AATF collect better data with ODK

    Frank Chege is the head of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation. He has advised and supported M&E activities for a portfolio of 10 projects in 13 African countries, covering the access, adoption and deployment of appropriate agricultural technologies. In this guest post, he describes how Nafundi's training and tools have helped AATF's monitoring and evaluation efforts. Read more.

  • Trading surveys for conversations with ODK

    Andrew Bell is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. He studies the use of surveys, experimental games, and choice experiments to inform the development of agent-based models of agricultural decision processes. In this guest post, Andrew describes work done with Patrick Ward, Mary Killilea, and Md. Ehsanul Haque Tamal developing "microtasks for micropayments" programs with Nafundi and ODK. Read more.