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Yesterday was the annual conference of the Association of Charitable Foundations, an umbrella organisation that represents trusts and foundations in the UK. The aim of the event is to look at how trusts and foundations operate, how we can learn from one another and what we can do to ensure that we are more effective […]

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Facebook has revolutionised the way people interact worldwide. The level and variety of functionality supported by site is constantly growing. As a new infographic shows, so are user numbers in Africa! As access to Facebook and other social networking platforms increases across the continent, the number of opportunities for technology-driven, innovative solutions to the problems faced […]

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Liberia’s tumultuous recent past all but destroyed the professional civil service in the country and paralysed the government. Despite these formidable challenges, the country has made great strides in becoming more accountable and transparent. This is not to say, however, that the country doesn’t have its fair share of problems – it does. With rich […]

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It’s the month of the Open Government Partnership summit in London and we’ll be posting plenty of transparency-related content over the next few weeks. There will also be lots of activities and events going on around the world as part of Global Transparency Week. It is a series of events focusing on transparency, accountability and […]

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Whilst in South Africa, as well as meeting a huge variety of inspiring organisations who are implementing tech for social change projects across the continent, I was able to meet with funders and other partners who are interested in supporting this space.

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Mobile technology is now being used for everything from paying bus fares to eye tests, donating money for disaster relief to distance learning.  ICT for development remains a big issue in Africa and here’s a sweep of some of the latest developments that we’ve been following at Indigo. E-learning Governments in East Africa are pressing […]

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The following post was kindly provided by Richard Wilson, Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Officer, at Amnesty International UK With support from the Indigo Trust, Amnesty activists in Kenya have launched a unique online project aimed at stopping a spate of violent illegal evictions that has seen thousands of families forced onto the streets and homes destroyed. […]

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While our trip to Senegal feels like a distant memory, it’s only been a few months. We had a great time there and were fortunate enough to meet with a number of great organisations working on health, education and sometimes health education. Given that this was our first foray into Francophone Africa, we were very […]

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After taking out a loan and selling a kidney, I was in Geneva. Okay, so it’s maybe not that expensive, but as world cities go it has to be up near the top of the cost-of-living index. I was there for 2013’s Open Knowledge Conference, ‘the world’s leading open data and open knowledge conference’. Like […]

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The following post was kindly written by Dr James Melton, an academic based at University College London’s Constitution Unit. I am pleased to announce the launch of Constitute, a website for reading, searching, and comparing the world’s constitutions.  I wrote previously about the importance of national constitutions and explained how Constitute will improve constitutional design […]

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