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We’ve been working closely with a number of groups in Uganda which are working hard to enable citizens to combat corruption and work with government and others to improve service delivery. We’ve experimented with a user design process involving mySociety, Hive Colab and Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda in partnership with the British Council (who co-funded the […]

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We’re excited to be sharing stories of some of the great start-ups coming out of tech hubs which are being supported by the Joint Hub Fund. Stories of some of the start-ups being supported in Cameroon by ActivSpaces can be found here. Today we’re looking at Hive Colab in Uganda. Hive Colab’s aim is to […]

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The support offered by technology innovation hubs can be crucial for new start-ups. Hubs run loads of activities to support technologists and budding entrepreneurs including training and mentorship programmes, helping connect technologists to stakeholders and teaching kids to code. I wanted to share stories of some of the exciting start-ups coming out of the tech […]

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For many start-ups, raising sufficient funds to go beyond an interesting idea to create a viable business or social enterprise can be a real headache. Limited information, high risk and lack of funding structures can all prevent potential investors from risking their capital, even where they are well disposed to supporting the next generation of leaders. 

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The following post is reproduced with kind permission of the Water Point Data Exchange. The original can be found here. The Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx) is pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership with the Indigo Trust, a leading funder of technology-driven solutions that bring about social change in Africa. This new […]

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Generally speaking, the decision to award a grant isn’t made by some objective algorithm – and if it was, I almost certainly wouldn’t have a job. Just like proposal writing, grantmaking is still very much a person-centric activity. And so personality has a (big) role to play.

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I don’t think anyone has yet come up with a satisfactory term to describe the different blocs of countries that have historically been described as rich/poor, first/third world, developing/developed or, most recently, Global North/South. All are – to my mind – wholly inadequate, as they try to lump together such heterogeneous countries in just two categories. 

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It’s hard to trust our leaders. Across the globe, the gap between rich and poor is widening while seldom a week passes without a political figure or big brand being exposed for avoiding tax, involvement in corrupt practices or making decisions that blatantly work against the public good. Now more than ever, it is critical […]

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Do you know how many debates your MP appears at? I don’t have a clue and I certainly don’t know what a good attendance rate looks like. South African voters now have a chance to compare the attendance record of their representative with that of other MPs to see who’s the hardest working and who’s […]

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The following article is reproduced with the kind permission of GroundUp. The original article can be found here. Website helps you to hold your elected representatives accountable Do you know who your local Member of Parliament (MP) or your ward councillor is? Do you know what they do and how to contact them? Many South […]

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