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In much the same way that many people turn to the internet to find love, entertainment or just pictures of cats dressed in funny things, the world of job hunting is increasingly digital. It makes sense – you can search by profession, area, salary range etc. and saves a lot of time trawling through job […]

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We’re really excited to announce that this week, Parliamentary Monitoring Group, in partnership with mySociety launched People’s Assembly, a Parliamentary Monitoring Site similar to MySociety’s TheyWorkForYou.  This Sunday, I had an article published in City Press, one of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers, focusing on its launch.  Unfortunately, I was camping at the time and […]

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Despite some hashtag-based confusion (#makeitcount is the official hashtag of a very popular piece of wearable tech), last Monday’s conference on big/open data arranged by SciDev.Net provided some interesting food for thought. The #makeitcount conference attempted to bring together a diverse group of people interested in big and/or open data to discuss issues of common […]

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A while ago, I briefly blogged about some of the things we don’t fund. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing a series of more in-depth articles about some of the things we don’t fund. The idea is to give potential applicants as much information as possible about what we do and don’t fund, […]

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Efiko is a mobile social quiz platform designed for school students in Nigeria to enhance learning through self-assessment with topical quizzes tied to the national school curriculum. Efiko is freely available as a mobile web (for all internet enabled mobile phones), Android app and Blackberry app.

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The United Nations Development Program has formally awarded a one year contract with Hillside Digital Trust to work with them in Lesotho. We previously provided Hillside with a grant in support of their Siyakhona project which trains young people in human rights filmmaking, journalism skills and community organising. Under their new partnership with UNDP, Hillside […]

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As most of you probably know, I’ve moved to South Africa for 6 months.  I’ll still be continuing my usual Indigo role as Executive and will also be focusing on ramping up our efforts in South Africa in the lead up to the national election. It’s been a busy first week.  I had the Praekelt […]

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It’s true, British people love to talk about the weather. In fact, according to some it is our top national trait. The Indigo team were delighted, therefore, when a Swedish-Ghanaian weather forecasting company, Ignitia, got in touch with us to discuss the work they were doing in West Africa. And we’re delighted to announce that […]

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As movements like Equal Education point out, the education received by young people in post-Apartheid South Africa remainsvastly unequal, despite high government spending. Low levels of literacy lie at the heart of the porblme. This is exacerbated by lack of access to books and reading content. A mere 8% of public schools have a functional […]

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Much of the following post is taken directly from an end-of-grant report submitted to us by CIPESA. Appendices and personal details have been removed. Background In June 2013, The Indigo Trust supported the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) with a grant of £12,000 towards documenting and monitoring health services […]

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