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Please see below information on Funders in the field of Health in Africa.  Or link to the document here. [googleapps domain=”docs” dir=”spreadsheet/pub” query=”key=0AigwyuyHm4wXdFBseTZVejhpb2l5RnBrUkxRamR4d2c&output=html&widget=true” width=”650″ height=”400″ /]

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Exciting news, we’re partnering with DOEN Foundation and Hivos Foundation are launching a new fund to support tech innovation hubs in Africa.  Below is some info on the fund: Two development organisations, Hivos Foundation and The Indigo Trust, alongside DOEN Foundation announce the launching of a new joint fund that will support technology hubs across Africa […]

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The Indigo Trust has awarded a grant of £41,926 to the Open Knowledge Foundation for its School of Data project in South Africa. In the age of big data, the volume of information that voters have at their disposal is monumental. Service delivery failures and corruption are hot political issues in South Africa. Access to […]

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The following is a guest post kindly provided by the team at Follow the Money. On Friday 16 June 2014, the Follow The Money Team launched another campaign to help relocate about 3,000 citizens of flood prone Gutsura – a community in Zamfara, Northern Nigeria. The ‘Abuja Data Party’ was a follow up to our […]

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Much valuable work in sub-Saharan Africa is supported by foundations and trusts from outside of the region but African foundations and trusts are playing an ever-increasing role. Here are some interesting facts we’ve learned about about the sector:

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A mixed government, academic and private sector research team have released a report into the attitudes and behaviours of internet users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The report reveals differences between users in MENA and globally concerning data privacy, government regulation of the internet and differing levels of trust in some of […]

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While we believe that as many people should have internet access as possible, as a small foundation we would never be able to provide access to even a fraction of the people not currently online. In recent years, internet cafes and other public places have offered many people their first opportunity to get online and […]

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Having supported Constitute Project last year, we’re delighted to announce that we have awarded them a second grant of £4,125. The Constitute Project is an ambitious initiative to provide people around the world with access to constitutions from almost every country on the planet.

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The University of Cape Town‘s Graduate School of Business publishes a fascinating quarterly magazine on social innovation called Inside:Out which looks at how innovation can happen from within African countries.  I’ve written an article on pages 16-19.  It discusses how technology is being used to improve transparency and hold governments to account.  It also explores […]

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Sometimes, it’s easier to let grantees explain their work in their own words and that’s what the team at Fruits of Thought have done with the following presentation, which explains why we have awarded them a second grant and what they plan to do with it. Enjoy! [slideshare id=33638287&doc=indigoblogpost2014fot-140417050814-phpapp01]

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