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We’re delighted to announce that we have awarded South Africa’s Social Justice Coalition a grant of £16,226 to help them provide education and advocacy traning and also to develop and amend a mobile/online problem reporting platform.

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Those of you who have been following our work for a while will know that we have been supporting mySociety for a number of years. As the mySociety team has expanded, so too has their global reach. We have previously funded them to work in partnership with African organisations to develop a number of digital […]

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The next in our series of contact information for Funders working in Africa.  Please see below for those funding Agricultural projects, or link directly to the document here. [googleapps domain=”docs” dir=”spreadsheet/pub” query=”key=0AigwyuyHm4wXdGF1U0Zjb3hXdi1QallJZUl2TTlnQUE&output=html&widget=true” width=”650″ height=”400″ /]

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A trend we’ve been keeping track of at Indigo is the growing popularity of constitution apps. Constitution apps provide citizens with an easily accessible copy of their country’s constitution. This is a useful resource for several groups of people: citizens gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities, lawyers have access to a useful […]

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The following post was kindly prepared by Hope Through Health Hope Through Health (HTH) is excited to share this update on our CommCare project.  Thanks to a partnership with Dimagi and generous funding from the Indigo Trust, HTH launched a new mHealth initiative using CommCare in the fall of 2013. In September, Dimagi Representative Kara […]

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The following was prepared by Apio Lillian Mercy, WOUGNET’s Information Officer. Although large parts of Uganda have witnessed a long dry spell in recent months, some of the country’s roads have recently been flooded, including in Oyam district where Indigo grantee, WOUGNET, have been busy training local Voluntary Social Accountability Committees (VSAC).

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Indigo grantee iCow have been doing some research work to understand the impact they’ve been having. By their own admission, the dataset is tiny, but the results make for interesting reading and are an indication of the impact that iCow is having, at least on some farmers. Safaricom i cow farmer testimonials from indigotrust

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Every once in a while we’ll get an email or application from someone seeking a scholarship or funds to travel or subsistence costs for volunteering. In an ideal world with unlimited resources, we’d like to help, but the reality is that we simply can’t support individuals seeking this kind of support.

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Fran Perrin, Indigo’s Founder and Director, writes for the March edition of Alliance Magazine.   The full article is reproduced below: A huge amount of work has gone into making international aid flows more open, resulting in the International Aid Transparency Initiative. The work was led by the UK, yet domestic grants made by UK foundations […]

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‘Across sub-Saharan Africa as a whole only about a quarter of adults have accounts at formal financial institutions, and only 3% have credit cards.’ Given this state of affairs, it’s hardly surprising that Africa has developed some unique and innovative ways of banking, saving and accessing credit. From the phenomenal success of mobile banking solutions […]

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