Catalpa International is a nonprofit design and innovation organisation that builds amazing things to assist governments, NGOs, communities and donors to make decisions to improve the delivery of aid and services. Catalpa combines innovative technologies with projects that improve the lives of individuals.
Technology is not one size fits all, context matters. We work hard to understand the real needs of our users by centering our design and development process around them. And we work closely with partners who are invested in developing better outcomes for communities.
We are a details oriented design and technology agency, because making something simple is complicated work.
We believe that technology should be intuitive, user-friendly, and not require extensive training.
Developing the worlds first IATI native aid information management system.
Myanmar’s Mohinga Aid Information Management System (AIMS) provides governments and development partners with the ability to monitor aid programs and spending in a way that’s smart, simple and secure.
The Mohinga app is currently tracking over US$3.51 billion in aid commitments, and over 1488 individual development activities.
Reporting on aid programs shouldn't be hard, boring or time consuming. By using the advantages of new technologies, we are seeking to make aid transparency easier and more effective.
The Liga Inan program, Timor-Leste's first mHealth project, is changing the way mothers and midwives stay in touch.
Liga Inan is using mobile phones to connect expectant mothers with health providers in Timor-Leste to improve the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy and birth.
Liga Inan cuts across geographic barriers to directly connect women to better health care in a country with high maternal and neonatal mortality.
Liga Inan has dramatically increased the number of women seeking prenatal care — with an increase of over 100% in the Same sub-district, Timor-Leste.
Catalpa's Tempu.tl is Timor-Leste first online weather forecast service.
Tempu.tl uses satellite based forecast data mapped to Timor-Leste geographical boundaries to provide forecasts for every District, Sub-District, Suco or Aldeia.
Prior to the development of Tempu.tl, weather forecasts for the towns and villages of Timor-Leste were not available online.
Now, anyone with internet access can check the weather forecast for the coming week in English, Tetum or Portuguese.
Two weeks before a woman gives birth, she receives a phone call from a clinic. That simple phone call helps save lives. By receiving it, that woman’s chances of giving birth at a clinic rapidly increase.
By Gabriela Leite-Soares
In Hamutuk, a multi-sector nutrition initiative funded by the Australian government, we are using human centered design techniques to help identify new ways to combat malnutrition in Timor-Leste.
By Meghan Arakelian
Catalpa is excited to announce that it has become a member of the Joined-Up Data Alliance (JDA).The JDA aims to bring together open data standards setters, users, and advocates in fields such as development cooperation, humanitarian relief, public contracting and natural resource governance to collaborate on the exchange and interoperability of open data.
By Anders Hofstee