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If you’re familiar with Indigo, you may know we have been supporting iCow in Kenya for quite a while now. In a nutshell, iCow produce easy-to-use mobile tools to help dairy farmers look after their cows and increase milk yields. It’s simple stuff, but can be remarkably effective. Recently, they announced a partnership with leading […]

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During a visit to Zimbabwe towards the end of last year it became obvious that a technology innovation hub could have a tremendous impact in Harare. There’s a highly educated population, a relatively well established, albeit dispersed tech community, reasonably good infrastructure and significant potential for technology to contribute towards the betterment of society.

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With some 95 million mobile phones, multiple mobile operators and 44 million internet users, Nigeria is one of the best connected countries in the region. It’s little surprise, therefore, that it’s home to a great many organisations and groups hoping to exploit that connectivity for social change. During our recent two-week trip to the country, we […]

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The following press release was prepared by WALINET Water and Livelihoods Network (WALINET) is on 13th September 2013 launching MAJIBU, a web-based mobile platform that seeks to provide citizens with info solutions and useful linkages that will in turn help them improve their livelihoods, at the 680 Hotel Nairobi from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. […]

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Indigo’s Founder and Director, Fran Perrin, was recently announced as the new Chair of the Publish What You Fund Board. The organisation, which was created in 2008 and campaigns for greater aid transparency, has been instrumental in pushing governments, intergovernmental agencies and others to be more open about their aid spending. Since its foundation five […]

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The following article has been provided by Mercy Apio Ogema at Indigo grantee WOUGNET Access to health care in many public hospitals is still wanting, especially in rural parts of Uganda. Many health centres are understaffed, have inadequate drug stocks, limited facilities and medical supplies and hidden costs. These are all barriers that hinder people […]

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The Grameen Foundation believes that mobile technology holds out great potential to save lives and improve health. Their belief that believe that delivering relevant and actionable information over mobile phones will encourage individuals (either patients or providers) to take action that will improve health outcomes led them to develop the MOTECH system. Currently being used […]

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Hope through Heath (HTH) is a US-based charity working through a local partner, AED-Lidaw, in Togo since 2004. HTH and AED-Lidaw have been working since 2004 on a community-led healthcare system, part of which involves working with a number of Community Health Workers (CHWs). They work in five different healthcare centres primarily with HIV/AIDS patients. […]

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In an age when many of us read our news online or watch on TV, it’s easy to forget the importance of newspapers in many parts of the world. We were delighted when one of our grantees, the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, got in touch with us to share some news clippings about their project:

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As the UK’s foremost organisation working at the intersection of politics, democracy and technology, Indigo grantee mySociety has a wealth of experience in bringing citizens closer to government. Although many people don’t know it, mySociety is the driving force behind many of the UK’s most popular democracy websites, including TheyWorkForYou, WriteToThem, FixMyStreet and WhatDoTheyKnow. The […]

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