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Digital solutions for measurable and transparent sustainable development

Proud to be part of the the IMPACT-R project! Read more here.



With our digital products, financial institutions and other organizations can collect high quality data and efficiently track their contribution to the SDGs.
Our client-centric assessment and automated reporting tools combine cutting edge software with the latest standard indicators.
We want to make impact monitoring easier, scalable, and more transparent.

Who we are

HEDERA IMPACT TOOLKIT

Know your beneficiaries. Track your results. Improve your impact.
Our unique impact toolkit enables you to collect, analyze, and report standardized, household-based, & internationally recognized sustainability metrics.
Easy to use. Customized to meet your needs.

Our contribution to health centers and microfinance institutions for COVID-19 management: the COVID-19 toolkit

HEDERA TRAINING

The HEDERA training platform enables the creation, management, and monitoring of training materials and provides a space for knowledge exchange and follow-up on brief and long-term trainings.

Create your own sessions and users. Train your staff remotely.


The entire investment process, involving everyone from impact investors to microfinance institutions and other microfinance stakeholders, happens mostly offline, with high costs and low efficiency. We want to change this.

Natalia Realpe, HEDERA CEO

NEWS


Collaborating with the German organization Sustainable Villages Foundation (SVF), a baseline study was conducted in April to assess the needs at the household level regarding access to energy, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), & food security and understand the priorities in the rural villages of Bisagara and Rugarama in Rwanda.
The study was conducted in the framework of IMPACT-R project using questionnaires based on the following methodologies: the ESMAP Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) for energy access assessment, WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program for WASH, and FAO Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) for food security.

On June 14th, IASS Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellow Natalia Realpe and Joachim Hauschopp from SVF gave a presentation on the project, including what they did, the methods, the role of digitization and tools from HEDERA, and most importantly, the “why” of their work.


Convergences is currently working collectively with Comité 21, Cités Unies France, La Fonda, Le RAMEAU, with the support of Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères, and UNDP on a publication to decode the SDG17 and its 19 targets and promote the importance of partnerships.
On June 1st Natalia Realpe had the pleasure of announcing and promoting this upcoming publication at the 5th World Forum on Local Economic Development, organized by UNDP, at the session "Dialogue on city-to-city partnerships as a key tool to address the 2030 Agenda and advance the Sustainable Development Goals," moderated by the Centro de Innovación en Tecnología para el Desarrollo Humano itdUPM of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
The panelists from Montevideo, Praia, Sucre, La Paz, and Madrid shared their experiences in city-to-city alliances and what can be done to encourage their development. Participants also discussed how to overcome the challenges of building up alliances between cities by including different stakeholders that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in each city.
For HEDERA, it was great to be able to share the progress we have made through our HEDERA Connect platform, bringing organizations together and enabling them to track access to basic services at the household level with our IMPACT-R project.

Save the date and stay tuned for news from Thibault Larose on the launching of the publication on July 5th, 2021!


Dr. Niklas Hayek from the University of Applied Sciences RheinMain, responsible for coordinating a lecture series in the Bachelor Program “Interdisciplinary Engineering,” invited Natalia Realpe to be a guest lecturer on May 31st, 2021. The series addresses various topics related to international development cooperation with relevance for future engineers and involves experts from various organizations and companies.
Natalia introduced the students to the linkage between microfinance and energy access, emphasizing the role of engineers in designing, optimizing, and managing solutions for sustainable development.


HEDERA is honored to be part of the interdisciplinary project "Application of collaborative and solidarity economy models to close energy access gaps and reduce poverty in the municipality of Puebloviejo,” which aims to improve access to energy and basic infrastructure in the Magdalena region of Colombia.
Thanks to the leadership and continuous work of the Universidad del Magdalena, the research contribution of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), HEDERA's digital tools for sustainable development, and the support of the Technische Universität Berlin, a path has been set to fulfill this ambitious objective.
As part of the project development, a dialogue between academia and local stakeholders was held on May 14th in order to gain perspectives on the social radiography of the municipality and basic criteria for the effective implementation of a Living Lab.


Within the framework of the Impact-Driven and Action-Based Research project (IMPACT-R), comprehensive data collection on energy access at the household and business level (productive uses) and water, sanitation, and hygiene and food security at the household level has started with 10 organizations and consortiums in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia.

Microfinance institutions, NGOs, and research institutions interested in providing solutions, whether by enhancing existing products or developing new green inclusive products and services within their organizations, will be conducting field research in their areas of operation in Haiti, Nicaragua, Colombia, French Guyana, Senegal, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Zambia, Nepal, and India.

Through the digital tools provided by HEDERA, the data collection campaigns will gather data on standard indicators to track the status of SDGs 1, 2, 6, and 7 and develop a baseline for each organization for future impact assessment, employing international frameworks from the World Bank, United Nations (UN) Joint Monitoring Programme, and Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

The IMPACT-R project is hosted by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Study e.V. (IASS) and cooperates with research organizations in each country.

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We offer short internships in marketing, management support, and software development (Python, React.js, HTML, CSS), as well as the opportunity to pursue Bachelor and Master theses in the area of sustainable development and impact assessment.

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