Yesterday, the Guardian published an article I wrote about how technology driven initiatives are beginning to improve health outcomes in Africa. It includes lessons learned from supporting projects in this field and suggestions on how to maximise a project’s chance of success. It also mentions some of our grantees. Check it out here to find […]
Having previously supported FrontlineSMS we thought some of our readers might be interested in a study that they, FreedomFone and the University of Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights have been working on. It explores the impact of interactive radio formats on governance, debae and accuntability. The PDF below gives a good overview of […]
The following is a post kindly prepared by our grantee, BudgIT. To find out more about their work take a look at their website. I swim in an innovation pool that boasts of developers, interface designers, programmers and entrepreneurs called Co-Creation Hub. Located in the emerging tech district in Lagos, Co-Creation Hub is the geek’s […]
On 11th December, UCL’s Constitution Unit will be hosting a lunchtime seminar to explore Constitute – the world’s most comprehensive, up-to-date repository of constitutions in the world. There are arguably few pieces of legislation in the world that are more central to a country’s functioning than a constitution. For centuries, however, access to these crucial […]
iCow is one of our most successful grantees. It has been featured in the Guardian, in MIT Technology Review and many more. This level of coverage is entirely deserved; iCow is starting to impact on farmer’s lives. They’re increasing their income through increased milk yields and decreased disease outbreaks and are willing to pay for the […]
Our trust executive, Loren, has again been featured in Guardian in the wake of the OGP13 conference. This time, she’s discussing the implications of the Open Government Conference for Africa.
The UK’s Department for International Development is currently conducting research into a new programme, tentatively called Start Up! As the name would suggest, this new programme could see DFID starting to support entrepreneurship and start-up ventures in a big way for the very first time. I say ‘could’, as the programme has yet to be […]
Last year, we announced that we were supporting South African organisation, Cell-Life, with a grant to build and test a digital platform where citizens of Khayelitsha township could report problems or challenges in service delivery, such as blocked drains, broken street lights or illegal rubbish dumping. After a successful first year, we are delighted to […]
Innovation hubs are central to promoting technology-driven growth in Africa. They provide vital support, facilities and space to African tech specialists and entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions to African problems. At Indigo, we support innovation and technology hubs across Africa from Kenya to Namibia, Cameroon to Zimbabwe. Rwanda is the latest addition to this growing […]
It’s been a busy week for Indigo in the press! Loren has also been featured in a short video on the Guardian website discussing the pressing need to empower citizens, civil society and activists to use data to hold their governments to account. Take a look here!