IRC and Akvo sign Memorandum of Understanding
Updated - Wednesday 13 June 2012
“We will complement each other and create a win-win situation through this collaboration”, said IRC Director Nico Terra when signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Akvo Foundation on 13 March at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseilles. “We have known each other for quite a while”. IRC and Akvo, alongside with SIWI, have already worked together successfully by running the WaterCube video project with more than 450 short water and sanitation related interviews online. The formal agreement with Akvo for the next three years will help ensure both organisations learn and complement each other.”
IRC is specifically keen in partnering with Akvo and the foundation’s expertise and experiences with open source mobile and internet tools, like Akvo FLOW (Field Level Operations Watch), to change the way development collaboration and water and sanitation financing in the developing world is reported, monitored and evaluated.
Already, over 500 organisations are using the Akvo platform to visualise projects with a total value of over €32 million, reaching more than 1.9 million people. The two organisations will collaborate specifically in five areas: programmes; Akvo FLOW; knowledge sharing; marketing and promotion; and sharing of resources and structures.
Read more at: www.irc.nl/page/70343
Nico Terra and Peter van der Linde at signing ceremony. Photo IRC, 2012
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