Digital Transformation in International Development

Konnektiv is a Berlin-based agency working on digital transformation in the public sector. We work with partners and networks around the world, in particular in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Our partner and client network consists of local and international NGOs and foundations, local innovators and change makers as well as public sector and government institutions working toward an inclusive, ethical, and context driven digital transformation.

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We support our clients with

  • Research and policy advice
  • Strategy co-creation
  • Program development consulting
  • Trainings, lectures, moderations on the topic of inclusive digital transformation
  • Match-making local innovation actors across countries
  • Developing privacy-friendly open source software solutions

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We do this by

  1. Engaging local expertise
  2. Working with participatory methods, departing from each individual context
  3. Providing open software solutions that can be adapted to diverse contexts

Selected Projects

The state of research and innovation in the field of Digitalisation in Africa – A multi-methods research for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

In 2020 Konnektiv conducted a multi-methods analysis of the state of research and innovation in the field of Digitalisation in Africa together with Technopolis. The analysis included the identification and assessment of cooperation potentials between German and African partners in the field of digitalisation in education, research and innovation. …

Digital transformation and migration – An analysis for Robert Bosch Foundation

Konnektiv, in collaboration with rOg agency, conducted a mapping and analysis of civil society addressing issues related to technological advances in the field of migration. For this study, we applied a mixed methods approach, consisting of engaged research, digital actor mapping, and semi-structured interviews. …

Implementation Paper – Digitalisation in Latin America and The Caribbean

Konnektiv conducted a multi country analysis for the GIZ, investigating the role German development cooperation should take in supporting the LAC region’s digital transformation and how development cooperation can contribute to the development of inclusive digital societies in the LAC region and in Europe. …

IATI – Preparing German NGOs for the International Aid Transparency Standard

Konnektiv, together with Steven Flower from the Open Data Service Coop, designed and facilitated a training series introducing German NGOs to the International Aid Transparency Standard (IATI). The training series has been organized and coordinated by GIZ, commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and VENRO. …

Make-IT Startup Ecosystem Scouting & Study in Asia

Taking into account the possible expansion of the Make-IT Initiative to Asia, Konnektiv was brought on to provide insight on the possibility of initiating a new project in the region to promote innovation and entrepreneurship specifically during the critical phase in the transition from a micro-company to a growth-oriented start-up. Konnektiv, in collaboration with our partner endeva, handled the design, planning and coordination of scouting trips…

Study on the AI-Privacy Conundrum in Germany and India

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a powerful General-Purpose technology – considered as a game-changer that will have potential economic, social and political implications on all spheres of human life. The promise of AI presents a huge economic opportunity and to capitalize on this new technology wave governments have rolled out their national AI strategies….

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Unsere re:publica 2024

Wow, die diesjährige re:publica war wieder ein absolutes Highlight für konnektiv. Einen Monat später möchten wir zurückblicken und…

Handreichung: Maker Spaces in der Schule – So geht lernen heute

In Zusammenarbeit mit Junge Tüftler gGmbH entstand die Handreichung “Maker Spaces in der Schule: So geht lernen heute” im Auftrag von Save the Children Deutschland e.V. Das Dokument bietet Wissen rund um Edu Maker Spaces und will Inspiration und Mut geben, einen in der eigenen Einrichtung anzugehen…

Fachgespräch: Digitale Entwicklungszusammenarbeit 2021 – Ideen & Aufgaben für die neue Legislaturperiode

Am 08. September 2021 fand das Fachgespräch “Digitale Entwicklungszusammenarbeit 2021 – Ideen & Aufgaben für die neue Legislaturperiode”…

Are we doing enough to achieve digital gender equality?

As part of the Digital Debate series from International Civil Society Centre, our CEO Geraldine de Bastion was invited to discuss innovative ways of thinking and doing digital gender equality around the world. “Digital Debate: The Gender Gap” event on March 3, 2021 was hosted by Barbara Iverson with guests Geraldine de Bastion, Kokoévi Sossouvi, and Maja Kraljič. If you missed the event, here are 10 key points to take away…

Online discussion: Who controls the data? Perspectives on digital sovereignty from the Global South

Konnektiv and the Heinrich Boell Foundation Washington, DC hosted an online discussion on perspectives on digital sovereignty in the Global South.

Digital technologies are instrumental for global exchange and connectivity – nothing illustrates this better than the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet there is fierce competition over who gets to reap the benefits of cross-border data flows. The United States and China are in a process of decoupling their digital spheres while the European Union is asserting its digital sovereignty by launching Gaia-X, the European cloud…

Principles for Digital Development

Konnektiv is an official endorser of the Principles for Digital Development, a set of guidelines meant to help tech-enabled international development programs become more effective and sustainable. As an endorser of the Principles for Digital Development, we seek to embody the concepts of the Digital Principles, represented in our work culture…