Let’s build the future together


AKRYL is a consulting firm focusing on digitalization, digital transformation, and data-driven strategies (in the context of international development and public sector projects).

As an official endorser of the Principles for Digital Development, AKRYL offers digital solutions that are built for sustainability, are designed with the user, are data-driven, and address privacy and security issues.

We help our clients leverage digital strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our digital consultants have more than 10 years of experience in developing digital strategies, providing capacity building services, and implementing mid and large-scale ICT projects worldwide.

Management Team

Ben von der Recke,

With more than 20 years of professional experience, Ben has been at the forefront of digital developments since the time of the dot com bubble. Besides being the creative lead designer, Ben is also an experienced technology consultant – a rare combination that benefits technical conceptions, information architecture, and UX design.

Ben is interested in topics such as digital payments in the non-profit sector, tech entrepreneurship, and geolocation technologies.

Ben graduated from the SAE Institute in Hamburg and started his career at major digital media agencies.

Karsten Luc,

Karsten has conducted many workshops on digital topics including digitalization, social media, and data analysis. As a digital consultant with over ten years of international experience, he works on methodologies and frameworks for agile, user centric, and data driven approaches.

His interests include topics such as social media’s conflicting role regarding open societies and authoritarian regimes, the advancement of big data in the development sector, tech entrepreneurship, and digital literacy education.

Karsten holds a Magister Artium in Sinology and Communication Science at Free University Berlin and Technical University Berlin.
In 2015, he has been a Visiting Academic Fellow at the Mercator Institute of China Studies (MERICS).

We offer

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Digital strategy consulting to help international development organizations navigate and leverage the impacts of digital transformation processes.

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Methodologies and frameworks for launching digital products that make use of agile principles, design thinking, and participatory approaches.

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Project design and management for mid- and large scale ICT projects in the international development sector.

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Capacity building services, such as trainings and workshops, to provide critical insights and help develop digital skills for relevant stakeholders.

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Digital monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools that integrate and facilitate data driven approaches within an organization’s workflow.

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Custom software solutions that are designed for scale and are built with open source technologies.

News & projects

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AKRYL digital agency GmbH
Eppendorfer Weg 198/200
20253 Hamburg, Germany

Berlin office

AKRYL digital consulting, c/o Impact Hub
Friedrichstraße 246
10969 Berlin, Germany

Asia – Shanghai office

Room 121, 3rd floor, WeWork Fuhui Building, Block C No.16 QiXia Road,
Pudong New District, 200120 Shanghai, China

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