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The New Scientist has written a great piece about open data in developing countries featuring some of our grantees with Indigo itself also getting a mention! The article, which profiles how organisations are empowering citizens and instigating change, showcases the work of the Parliamentary Monitoring Group in South Africa, Follow the Money and Budgit in […]

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Spend even a little time in Lagos and you’ll quickly see traces of entrepreneurship and innovation everywhere. In fact, the city was recently ranked as the most innovative in the whole of Africa. The Lagos State Government has appointed an innovation advisory board that has started to map innovation hotspots throughout the city with the […]

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October was an exciting month of innovation in Africa. With the Transform Africa 2013 Summit held in Kigali at the end of the month, we’ve seen renewed interest in technology in the region from investors and media alike. The BBC has posted this interesting profile of the growing role of the world’s technology giants in […]

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Loren Treisman has written for The Networker about how technology can be used in humanitarian interventions and some of the benefits and challenges that this may involve. You can download The Networker here and Loren’s article is featured on Page 24.

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As I queued outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on a grey, wet Thursday morning last week, I wondered if the delegates attending the annual summit of the Open Government Partnership might feel a little washed out before the event had even started. Fortunately, however, the atmosphere inside was vibrant and the debate lively, […]

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At the recent Open Government Partnership Summit, Loren had the opportunity to showcase transparency initiatives which are improving healthcare delivery across Africa, many of which have been devised locally. This was part of a speaker session and panel discussion chaired by Tim Kelsey, the National Director for Patients and Information at NHS England. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MbtEKjepww&w=560&h=315]   […]

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At last week’s Open Government Partnership summit in London, the British and American governments announced a new partnership called GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition). We’re delighted to endorse the initiative alongside a host of other civil society groups from across the world. The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative […]

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Last week, those of us working in open data, accountability and transparency were in our element. A series of events exploring these issues was organised, culminating in the Open Government Partnership annual summit in Westminster (more about that later this week). Tuesday saw the Open Data Institute’s first annual summit in the wonderful surroundings of […]

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At Indigo, we support a number of different tech and innovation hubs across Africa – from South Africa to Nigeria, Uganda to Ghana. It was great, therefore, to meet so many different organisations during our time in Senegal that had either set up or were considering setting up a hub, lab or incubator. Jokkolabs works […]

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An effective, dynamic civil society needs basic information to hold people to account, tackle vested interests and drive change. If you are trying to get potholes fixed, a school funded or expose corruption you need to know what rules apply, what’s been done and who is in charge. But in many countries it isn’t possible […]

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