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As many of you know, technology innovation hubs are springing up across Africa.  We’re supporting a dozen of them, which are described here.   With so many innovation hubs emerging in Africa, it seems timely to support an initiative which will facilitate collaboration between hubs, so as to establish a Pan-African movement. We are delighted […]

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The Impilo Foundation has received a grant of around £4,900 from Indigo to carry out a citizen journalism project in the settlement of Zandspruit, just outside Johannesburg.

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Whilst in South Africa early last year, I came across a wide range of organisations which are exploring the ways in which technology can empower citizens and improve social outcomes across a wide range of social sectors.

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Following iCow’s launch with Safaricom, Indigo is delighted to have awarded a grant of £22,554 to Su and her team to cover core costs as the organisation expands and provides services to more and more people. To read more about the partnership with Safaricom, please take a look at our earlier post.

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In August 2012, we awarded Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) a grant to undertake work with voluntary social accountability committees (VSACs) to monitor service delivery in a number of communities. The following post from WOUGNET’s Information Officer, Lillian Mercy Apio, reflects on some of the successes and challenges that the project team have encountered.

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Last week the Guardian newspaper hosted its annual Activate conference focusing on all things digital. As with last year’s event, there was plenty of food for thought and  – perhaps inevitably for a tech conference – the odd technical glitch (I’m looking at you, Google Glass):

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Back in September 2011 the Indigo Trust made a grant of £10,000 to ActionAid to support a project they were undertaking to map instances of rural land-grabbing in Tanzania.

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This morning, I was fortunate enough to be squeezed into a Technology Salon (@civicagenda) in London.  The event focused on the issue of citizen engagement and making all voices count through the power of new communications technologies. It was an absolutely fascinating discussion which largely focused around some of the key challenges remaining and devising […]

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Lists are everywhere. Whether it’s a list of ten amazing facts about lists, a list of reasons why Justin Bieber is always in the news or a list of ridiculous complaints from holidaymakers, lists are part and parcel of everyday life. They quickly allow us to find what we want, while discarding bits of information […]

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During the first part of the 20th century, the British Government’s War Office built a collection of materials for producing and revising maps. These items were retained in case they had potential future value for military intelligence. This unique material was held by the British government until it was deposited with the British Museum in […]

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