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Sonata Learning helps NGOs in all sectors develop a range of learning solutions, from instructor-led workshops to e-learning to interactive A.I. training simulations.

Two female social workers interact with a group of villagers in India

Since 2014, Sonata Learning has helped NGOs and humanitarian/development organizations create high-impact training, coaching, and mentoring programs for their staff, partners, and the public.

Our clients work in every part of the world, across multiple sectors. We will apply this experience to help translate your technical expertise into highly engaging and effective learning materials, tailored to your specific audience(s) and context(s).

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A.I. Powered Learning for Humanitarian / Development Organizations

Sonata can design sophisticated interactive A.I. training simulations and embed them into e-learning modules, websites, and mobile apps. This includes:

Role play activities for critical conversations (e.g., community engagement, negotiation, healthcare patient experience, etc.).

Complex simulation exercises for disaster response, program implementation, policymaking, and more.

Chatbots, games and other interactive experiences to engage donors, partners, and the public.

• Virtual copilots that offer on-the-job guidance and support (e.g. proposal writing, program design, innovation, and more).

A few of our Clients

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Population Services International (PSI) logo
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MSI Reproductive Choices logo
Opportunity International logo
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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation logo
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Client Testimonials


E-learning development was new for our organization, but Sonata’s experts worked within our budget to create modern, visually appealing, instructionally sound courses and interactive simulations that have been quite popular with our audience!

Judit Nemeth-Almasi, Terre Des Hommes

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Working with Sonata Learning was a strategic move that paid off big time. 

Elizabeth Robinson, FINCA International

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The last 5 weeks have been an incredible experience! The training is simply amazing.

Training Participant, IFRC

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Learning Solutions for NGOs

We help NGOs and hum-dev organizations implement learning solutions for specific programs and general operations. A few of the challenges we have helped clients address include: Click to expand / read more

We have worked with clients to create training for program management and implementation staff on topics ranging from Conflict Sensitivity to Community Resilience Building, Social Enterprise, Human-Centred Design, Gender, Safeguarding, and program-specific technical subjects.  No matter what subject matter your organization deals with, our staff can work alongside your technical experts to create an effective learning program for any audience.

We have helped clients develop training materials for Community Health Workers, Agricultural Extension Workers, Civil Society Monitors, Disaster Response Volunteers, and other community-based staff. This includes everything from traditional in-person training materials (PowerPoint decks, printed flip books, job aids, etc.) to multimedia and interactive content. We can also advise on strategies for distributing content and assessing workers’ skill acquisition

Many of our projects involved creating materials aimed at donors and partner organizations including government agencies, local NGOs, and the larger humanitarian community. We have helped clients set up knowledge portals providing resources for national and local NGOs, and developed publicly available courses on SGBV, climate, food security, and public health emergency management that have been adopted by multiple national governments and universities.

We have developed a range of courses to help NGOs with general organizational capacity-building, including management skills, communications skills, financial management, digital literacy, proposal writing, coaching and mentoring skills, and more.

Interactive e-learning


We will create high-quality, interactive learning modules and videos that your audiences can access anywhere, anytime, on demand.

Instructor-led training and coaching

Led training

We will design highly participatory, activity-based workshops materials and coach your trainers on in-person and virtual delivery best practices.

Mentoring programs


We will design highly participatory, activity-based workshops materials and coach your trainers on in-person and virtual delivery best practices.

Job aids and performance support resources

Tools &

In addition to training courses we can develop technical toolkits, communication materials, and user support resources for your digital apps.


Global Training and Knowledge Management for an International Public Health Organization

PSI hired Sonata to create documentation, training materials and knowledge management platforms to help its staff—many of whom come from traditional public health backgrounds—to apply concepts such as market analysis, branding, prototyping, promotion and supply chain management in their programs.

Learning for a Worldwide Audience

Sonata’s team is accustomed to developing training for multicultural, multilingual audiences, and can help translate your materials into dozens of languages.

We also have unique experience helping clients deliver multimedia learning content to audiences with limited or unreliable internet connectivity.

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Committed to Your Mission

Sonata Learning is proud to serve some of the world’s leading humanitarian and development organizations, and will apply this experience to create learning solutions that empower your team, partners, and clientele.