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There are fifty-five recognized states in Africa. Only one in Sub-Saharan Africa – Kenya, offers state-funded[1], comprehensive and open access to national legislation for free. Until a few years ago, the rest of the continent remained underserved, as meaningful access to legislation is either non-existent, or prohibitively expensive. It’s a problem that we at Indigo […]

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Indigo recently supported an open data unconference in Cape Town in collaboration with our grantee, Code for South Africa. The conference proceedings are now available to read. In just a couple of days, the conference examined a huge range of issues from how to get government data, mapping political financing, collaborating on open data and […]

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Many of Indigo’s grantees in South Africa face similar problems and issues. That’s why we have awarded a grant of £10,000 to the Open Democracy Advice Centre there to work with some of our grantees to improve their skills and expertise. In particular, grantees that build digital products often fail to attract as many users […]

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Across Africa – the world, indeed – citizens are fighting many of the same battles over resource allocation, spending cuts, taxi justice and a whole swathe of similar issues. One of the things that has revolutionised these battles in recent years is the introduction of mobile and web technologies.

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We love to hear from our grantees, so we’re delighted when Question Box got in touch. We supported them a few years ago and you can read more about that grant here. Since that time, they’ve been pretty busy and here are just a few snippets from their work:

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The following press release was prepared by Indigo grantee, Social Justice Coalition, about their work in South Africa: SAHRC FINDS CITY OF CAPE TOWN’S LACK OF SANITATION PLAN UNREASONABLE AND RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY Recommendations a victory for residents of informal settlements!

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So, last week I was in the wonderfully sunny city of Berlin to enjoy the Open Knowledge Festival, as annual event hosted by the Open Knowledge Foundation to celebrate, explore and question the value of open knowledge and open data. It’s a great conference and features a wide range of discussions from participants with backgrounds […]

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It was fabulous to have the opportunity to gather some our our Cape Town grantees in Woodstock for a delicious lunch and animated discussions.  While sipping hot tea to warm our winter shivers we shared stories of successes and challenges.  Key challenges that came up included fundraising, lack of skilled capacity (particularly when competing with […]

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The following is a guest post kindly prepared by Hope Through Health (HTH) about the mhealth project we funded them to carry out in Togo. In fall 2013, Hope Through Health (HTH) was fortunate to receive a generous grant from Indigo Trust to implement CommCare – a mobile health platform – with their partner organization, AED-Lidaw, in […]

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Indigo grantee, Plan International, have kindly provided us with a case study of the work we funded them to do in Cameroon. Click on the document and you will be able to read the case study in full as summarised by 15-year-old Bilounga.  

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