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What is it about? The Road to 2015 Campaign is about harnessing the power of open data for sustainable development. Partner countries have asked more information about development cooperation to deliver positive results on the ground. Likewise, citizens want to know what is being spent where, by whom, and with what results, so they can hold their governments […]

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On 30th June and 1st July Code4SA partnered with Creative Commons and Silicon Cape Initiative to run an open data unconference (funded by us).

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A few weeks ago, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative launched a new guide, Fundamentals for Using Technology in Transparency and Accountability Organisations hoping to use technology in their transparency and accountability work. It presents clear, step-by-step guidance to the key phases in a technology project, from defining your strategy, to spending wisely, to tracking outcomes. ‘Fundamentals’ […]

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This is my latest post reflecting on Activate Johannesburg.  It looks at how to make open journalism a reality in South Africa and the continent at large through using appropriate technology, locally generated and fun content and through amplifying marginalised voices and stimulating activism.  Check out the post here, photos from the day here.  You […]

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Last month I was lucky enough to moderate a panel on how technology is holding government to account and empowering citizens in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent through the elections and beyond at Guardian Activate in Johannesburg.  You can check out the highlights of our panel here.  You can also view other videos from […]

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The following is a guest blog post kindly provided by Christian Aid about a project we funded them and their local partner, Northern Aid, to carry out in Kenya. Last year, Christian Aid and Kenyan NGO Northern Aid were fortunate to team up with the Indigo Trust to trial an innovative water payment system in […]

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Recent grantee, Action Group for Democracy and Good Governance, have shared some photos with us that gives a flavour of the sort of work they’re doing to teach schoolchildren about the value of non-violent protest and civil resistance. You can read more about the grant here or, if you’d prefer, just have a flick through […]

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Giving HIV Positive adolescents in South Africa the support they need to overcome social isolation and stigma The following is a guest blog post kindly prepared by Indigo grantee, SHM Foundation The SHM Foundation over the past few years has been designing and implementing a support group model for those living and affected by HIV/AIDS […]

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The Indigo Trust has awarded a grant of £15,000 to FarmNet, an ICT4Ag start-up in Rwanda. Smallholder farmers are at the heart of the Rwandan government’s strategy to achieve a ‘Green Revolution’ to feed the quickly expanding capital, Kigali. However, a fragmented supply chain has translated the increase in production into an ever-increasing surplus. The benefits […]

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