Donors & Partners
Implementing Agencies (the LMMS’ers):
Through the funding support of CIDA (see below and also here), the following agencies are starting to trial LMMS (aka newbies). Other agencies that are already using LMMS and are happy to publicly identified as seasoned LMMS’ers are also listed. This page will be updated frequently.
International Government Donors:
A number of international government donors have been instrumental in supporting humanitarian projects where LMMS has been part of on-the-ground humanitarian project activities. We believe that making use of the systems will help to make better use of the funding support from donors in our operations. A recent study Accenture Development Consulting corroborates this. The finding suggest that aid agencies would benefit from a 50% reduction in time and associated costs in typical registration, planning, commodity distributions and reporting. These results are exactly what I think International Donors would want aid agencies to be doing with their tax payer funding. Donors who have contributed to humanitarian projects where LMMS has been used to to register beneficiaries and to track aid, include:
The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (formerly CIDA) also warrants particular mention for the encouragement and support to taking innovation to scale across the humanitarian industry – please see this posting.
As part of the not-for-profit world, the development and deployment of LMMS has only been possible through the generous donations of our sponsors. We are thankful to you all! We will be working to connect with more corporate sponsors through World Vision Canada. In the interim I’d like to acknowledge the following:
The follow is a list of our sponsors who have contributed to LMMS in financial support or in-kind support:
- Intermec Technologies Corporation (makers of rugged, reliable, versatile mobile computing platforms). Intermec donated a package of CN50 devices to World Vision that were installed with the LMMS system and were deployed to Haiti. That offer allowed us to quickly ramp up the field registration of aid receipts and get projects going while we waited for funding from government donors to come available. This same equipment has now been deployed to Uganda to quickly help us get 50,000 households registered for cash based humanitarian projects. Thank you Intermec!
- Fieldworker Mobile Technologies (providers of a Rapid Application Development platform for mobile data solutions). The team at Fieldworker were instrumental in helping is to quickly prove a concept with minimal investment in development costs. We worked closely with Fieldworker on earlier software deployment versions of LMMS (coded named AIDC). Fieldworker’s contribution has come through in-kind resource support and we are thankful for all their help.
- ThoughtWorks – a fantastic software development consultancy organization. Bright & committed people! ThoughtWorks; under their Social Impact Program, are working with us to bolster our development efforts and to enable the adoption of leading Agile Software development methodologies. Working code, quicker!