We are a team of passionate people supporting the international development sector with modern tools and approaches for monitoring and evaluation, collaboration, knowledge management and research. Since we used to work in development cooperation ourselves, we speak your language.
We are committed to ....
- use our creativity to design new solutions that fit your needs,
- help your team in working more efficiently,
- with our research tap the wisdom of the crowd,
- join efforts to make you achieve your goals.
“We develop online platforms to improve collaboration and communication within teams, organizations and in general between stakeholders. This is part of a greater vision to make development cooperation more transparent, efficient and effective. That's why I founded energypedia and energypedia consult."
Robert Heine, founder and CEO of energypedia and energypedia consult
Energypedia consult considers itself a responsible company, treating clients, partners and team members with respect, honesty and fairness.
Being a subsidiary of energypedia non profit we also are conscious of our corporate responsibility. Thus, we try to minimize our consumption of resources as far as possible. This means running our wikis on CO2 neutral servers as well as buying only eco-friendly office materials. Also with regard to our suppliers sustainability is of importance. Within Germany we travel by train only and for international flights we compensate our CO2 footprint.
With our profits we support the platform www.energypedia.info, thereby promoting experience exchange worldwide on renewable energy in developing countries.
Furthermore, we have started to fund the planting of one tree per month for every one of our WebMo customers! Up to now, 302 trees have been planted in Yucatán, Mexico by our partner organisation Plant-for-the-Planet. Find here further information about Plant-for-the-Planet.
energypedia consult is an official endorser of the Principles for Digital Development, nine living guidelines designed to help digital development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs. Read more about how we implement the Principles here!
Our quest is to simplify teamwork by using open-source web-based software. We want to make sure that people in the development sector find the information they need with user-friendly tools. To this end, we developed the toolboxes WebMo for results-based monitoring, project management as well as knowledge management and collaboration.
Web-based work means creating, editing and saving content not in a file, such as Word or Excel, but on a website. This implies that even when working with a group of people, all data is gathered in a single location. Overviews are automatically updated, as soon as someone enters data. This avoids the risk of using an old version of a file or creating parallel file structures.
We promote the use of Open Source software. This means that our clients have full access to their platforms source code and therefore can at all times work on it themselves or hire local IT specialists to do so. We strive to build a long-lasting relationship with our clients thanks to quality service and results, not by establishing dependency. Apart from that, the Open Source approach fosters IT knowledge transfer to and IT capacity building in developing countries.
When setting up a web platform, we use a module-based approach in order to provide you with exactly those functionalities you need for your project, organization or network – no more and no less! Have a look at our different tools and select the ones relevant for your circumstances. As a result, you are only paying for the tools that you actually need. We will, of course, advise you before and during the installation of your customized platform and will always be available for questions and new ideas afterwards.
Wikis are online platforms that enable users not only to read content, but to directly write or edit it in their browser. Like an intranet with edit button. This makes wikis particularly useful for information-sharing, collaborative work and the coordination of tasks and groups. A wiki minimizes the risk of working with outdated data, duplicating work and unnecessary, time-consuming communication loops – and it significantly reduces the number of emails in your inbox.