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  • Athena Shares Findings on COVID-19 Vaccination Study Commissioned by Save the Children, India

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    Athena Infonomics’ Shivani Kapoor and Rajesh Khanna recently participated in a dissemination workshop to share the findings of a new study, “Behavioral Enablers and Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccination Among the Community and Healthcare Providers Across Five Districts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Odisha.” This study, supported by Save the Children, India, utilized mixed-method research, and was analyzed using the Health Belief Model (a social...

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  • Athena Discusses Public-private Data Sharing During GPSDD Conference

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    On November 23, 2022, Principal Data and Digital Consultant Shruti Viswanathan participated in the High-level Conference on Effective Public-private Data Sharing for Evidence-based Policymaking, hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD). Shruti was asked to speak during the Towards Data Sharing at Scale panel discussion, where she offered solutions for better public-private data sharing with leaders from...

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  • Athena to Collaborate on WADI II Contract to Advance USAID WASH Initiatives

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    Athena Infonomics has been selected as a member of both Chemonics International’s (unrestricted) and ME&A’s (small business set-aside) consortia for the seven-year, multi-award USAID Water and Development II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (WADI II) contract to advance USAID’s water security, sanitation, hygiene, and water resources management programming.  WADI II is the USAID Water Center’s central field support mechanism for missions...

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  • Athena Joins Itad-led Consortium to Take on USAID’s Equitable AI Challenge.

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    Athena Infonomics is incredibly honored to announce that we are part of an Itad-led consortium that will be working on USAID’s Equitable AI Challenge. The Equitable AI Challenge, which aims to source innovative approaches to prevent and respond to gender inequity in artificial intelligence (AI), could not come at a more crucial time: as the use of AI in international development becomes...

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  • Athena Presents Poster at the 2022 UNC Water & Health Conference

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    On October 24, 2022, Athena Infonomics’ Principal Consultant Maya Gainer presented a poster on ways to support municipalities in improving the ownership, diversity, and accessibility of sanitation data during the UNC Water & Health Conference. The poster focused on work behind “The Hub,” an effort to create collective action around standardizing datasets in sanitation in hopes that organizations will...

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  • Athena Infonomics Champions Inclusive Sanitation at 2022 IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition

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    Several members of the Athena Infonomics team participated in a series of captivating events focused on innovative approaches to inclusive sanitation at the 2022 International Water Association World Water Congress and Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark. During a September 13 workshop, Athena Co-founder and Partner Deepa Karthykeyan shared insights from our work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Citywide...

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  • Dr. Y. Malini Reddy Participates in City-Startup Partnership Summit for Water Security

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    In India, the second most populous country in the world, less than 50 percent of the population has access to safely managed drinking water, according to an estimate by UNICEF. With this and other alarming statistics in mind, Dr. Y. Malini Reddy, our Director of WASH in South Asia, participated in and served on the advisory committee for the City-Startup...

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  • Dr. Y. Malini Reddy Discusses Gender-intentional Sanitation During ADBI-Toyo University Event

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    Women and girls are entitled to sanitation options that offer privacy and dignity. Why is this so hard to come by in low- and middle-income countries? Further, limited attention is paid to gender-intentional policies, budgets, and institutional structures that promote equal representation and participation in sanitation decision-making and the workforce. Dr. Y. Malini Reddy, our Director of WASH in...

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