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Back in March we announced a grant to iHub in Kenya to help them host a hackathon focused on water access and safety issues in the country. Five months on, here’s an update on how they got on, in their own words:

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Over the last couple of years we’ve watched as the Nigerian budget transparency organisation, BudgIT, has grown from hack idea to fuly fledged start up. Oluseun and his team have very kindly compiled a case study and profile of the organisation. We hope that it will prove to be a useful resource for others. Here’s […]

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The following is a press release from Farmerline According to an exclusive new poll on the informal sector in Zimbabwe conducted by Farmerline and Handei Communications, nearly half of Zimbabwe’s youth who have attained university education are involved in work in the informal sector. The poll which enlisted more than 200 Zimbabwean citizens in the run up […]

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Yesterday, CNN published an article written by Loren. It examines the role of tech in holding governments to account in Africa. To view the full article click here.

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The Farmerline team on Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013 launched the Farmerline pilot project at a workshop organized by USAID Aquafish Innovation Lab in the Western Region of Ghana. Over 200 fish farmers and aquaculture workers poised to learn about Aquaculture Best Management Practices (ABMPs), fish marketing and post-harvest processing participated in the workshop.  Farmerline is […]

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It’s a sad fact, but in recent decades Liberia has seen more than its fair share of conflict and violence. The civil wars wreaked havoc on the counmtry’s infrastructure, not to mention the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of its citizens. Travel around the country (especially the capital, Monrovia) and one of the first […]

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Having previously supported Pledge51, the team behind the Nigerian Constitution App, I started to wonder which other countries in Africa had constitution apps. A quick trawl of the main app stores reveals some 12 apps for 8 different countries across four different platforms. The spread of constitution apps across the continent would seem to indicate […]

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After 16 years of military rule, Nigeria’s present constitution was peacefully adopted in 1999. Yet corruption and poor governance have plagued the country ever since and both the 2003 and 2007 Presidential elections were marred by ethnic violence. Despite this, the 2007 election resulted in the first civilian-civilian power transfer in the country’s modern history. […]

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The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI) is a donor collaborative that aims to expand the impact, scale and coordination of funding and activity in the transparency and accountability field.   It explores way to support transparency donors to donate more strategically, capture learning and best practice and facilitate collaboration.  T/AI are now recruiting for a Program Officer to […]

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During my trip to South Africa last year, I came across a range of organisations using tech to improve social outcomes in a whole range of sectors including water and sanitation, safety, health and education utilising both traditional charity and social enterprise models. 

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