Updated Apr 23, 2020

Jakub Nemec

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Kinaki is an intuitive and flexible tool for project design, data collection, analysis, reporting and sharing that enables targeted communities to lead or participate in all aspects of project’s monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.

The power of Kinaki is in its ability to engage individuals with a diverse background in project design/data collection and analysis. It simplifies the MEL Process and enables those, who need to use data the most to draw evidence-based conclusions. It is a user-centred solution to MEL with a strong gender lens. We are aiming for community-led project design, monitoring, results analysis and eva...
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The power of Kinaki is in its ability to engage individuals with a diverse background in project design/data collection and analysis. It simplifies the MEL Process and enables those, who need to use data the most to draw evidence-based conclusions. It is a user-centred solution to MEL with a strong gender lens. We are aiming for community-led project design, monitoring, results analysis and evaluation, especially emphasized by the current and emerging needs to adapt practices in response to COVID-19 pandemic. Our immediate plans are: (i) to enhance Kinaki with project co-design features highly collaborative project design and validation process with targeted communities, that can be run even remotely and can rapidly identify and prioritize needs by the targeted population. (ii) To fully integrate qualitative data and its effective analysis and use in Kinaki (as an addition to exiting quantitative data) to enable organizations to capture evidence, in settings, where quantitative evidence is not possible (e.g. because of lack of access due to pandemic or security reasons) or quantitative data do not sufficiently capture the change. (iii) Our aim is also to create a mobile app (picture and sound-based), that will enable virtually anyone (especially focusing on people without proficiency to read/write) to simply define indicators of positive change in their very local context, design the right way of data collection and collect data, analyze results and share results with others
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

This innovation is building on proven Kinaki platform used in 30+ countries, addressing global needs in the times of COVID-19 pandemic through (i) Remote project Co-design and (ii) evidence, based on qualitative data (e.g. observations, stories).
Registered in Canadain Canada

Focus Areas:

Monitoring & Evaluation, Citizen Participation, Methods & Learning and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Monitoring & Evaluation, Citizen Participation, Methods & Learning, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and All SectorsSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Malawi, Laos, Ghana and 8 MoreSEE ALL

Malawi, Laos, Ghana, Philippines, Canada, Cambodia, Rwanda, Czech Republic, Nepal, Myanmar and MongoliaSEE LESS

1
Key Partner
11
Countries Implemented In
200
Customers
8
Employees
$450,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Humanitarian, international development or other civil society organizations (CSOs) globally are faced with the rapidly changing landscape due to COVID-19 where their access to the areas of existing or newly emerging projects is fairly prohibited. At the same time, the need for data collection, effective and timely analysis and evidence-based decisions persist or even increases with the need to keep adapting implementations from day-to-day and to sustain accountability to communities and donors

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Solution

The increasing need for enabling targeted communities to lead project design, monitoring and evaluation process while sustaining the accountability. Kinaki aims to be a bridge between communities, CSOs and donors. Through: (i) supporting remote, highly collaborative project design (co-design) and (ii) providing an intuitive solution that works even remotely to use of qualitative (and quantitative) data effectively as evidence data and to support community-led monitoring, evaluation and learning

Target Beneficiaries

Organizations designing or implementing any kind of aid or social projects, especially in the current landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic can benefit from integrating Kinaki in its monitoring, evaluation and learning processes. Additionally, foundations, donors and their implementing partners may benefit from (i) Kinaki’s ability to effectively aggregate results across projects and programs; (ii) from the innovative qualitative data features enabling remote monitoring and accountability.

Mission and Vision

We inspire and enable people and organizations to improve their practices so they can make a positive and sustainable change in our world. Our vision is the world, where all people have the opportunity to make a vision for a positive change in their life, making day-to-day decisions based on adequate evidence that they captured, or accessed from available sources. The world, where qualitative data accompany the quantitative so, we can better understand the change, its impact and drivers.

Competitive Advantage

Kinaki is not only a software but Kinaki is also an approach to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, that aims to positively influence the current practice in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and has the potential to quickly adapt to the new realities driven by the pandemic and climate change. Kinaki designers have backgrounds in climate-change resilience, food security and health sectors, which led them to design Kinaki as a tool, that will support organizations as they need to keep adapting to the new realities virtually every day. Kinaki will keep adapting to them. Kinaki was designed and created based on global rounds of consultations with donors, MEL practitioners and targeted communities around the world from Canada, to Europe, African and Asian countries. Kinaki has the ambition to be either available free or very affordable solution.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Our immediate goals are: (i) supporting remote, highly collaborative project design (co-design) so organizations can quickly assess the needs or validate their existing programming and identify newly emerging needs in the response to COVID-19. (ii) Full integration of qualitative (besides existing qualitative) data that can be effectively used as evidence, where quantitative data cannot be captured or doesn’t provide the full reflection of the reality or where remote management is required.
Funding Goal500,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted100,000
New Implemented CountriesCzech Republic, Canada, United States, Niger, Sudan, Myanmar
Recruit1 Management, 2 trainers, 2 technical staff
New FeatureProject Co-design featur; Full integration of qualitative data into Kinaki; Mobile App for community-led Monitoring Evaluation and Learning;

The Team Behind the Innovation

We are yung and dynamic team of international development and social work practitioners paired together with experts in software development, consisting of 5 nationalities, based in Canada, europe and South-East Asia. 3 out of 4 our directors are women with small children.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2020
New Product Or Service
Integration of Qualitative Data in Kinaki - Proof of Concept
Sep 2019
Key Partnership
Implementation
 
as part of
 Fund for Innovation and Transformation
Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Ghana
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Laos
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Malawi

Supporting Materials

KINAKI-A6-leaflet-new-final.pdf
Qualitative-data-Kinaki-designer-orientation-null.pdf