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We’re back again with our monthly round up of what has caught our attention through April. This month spans our usual wide range of interests; everything from innovation tech-hubs to the extent to which your government might be interfering with your experience of Google. Enjoy!

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The typical depiction of technological innovation is one that goes from a lab or company in the US or Europe to the markets of the developed worlds and then, after a certain period of time, spreads to all other parts of the world. Working in the field of tech for social change, however, makes you […]

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In just over a year, the CoCreation Hub in Lagos has established itself as the pre-eminent place for those interested in technology and social change. The Hub is a place for techies, civil society and citizens to come together and work collaboratively on technology-driven solutions to social problems. For start-ups like BudgIT and Efiko, the […]

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This is a very quick post to recommend and excellent article on Beth’s Blog! Beth blogs about a perennial interest of Indigo’s – the vital importance of data in philanthropy! Lucky enough to go to the Global Philanthropy Forum, the excellent post “Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum” reviews some of the […]

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One of the things about going to tech conferences, but not being a techie, is that many of the resources, tools and websites people talk about are new to me. And in a world that produces so much data and new tech innovation, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on.

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Tactical Tech are hosting their Inf0-Activism Camp in Italy on 23-30 June 2013. This year the camp will focus on “Evidence and Influence”. As the team say, good evidence, if used well, “can transform even the most difficult advocacy effort into an initiative that influences perceptions and actions around an important issue” If you are […]

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The West African Human Rights Defenders Network (WAHRDN) is an organization of human rights defenders national coalitions from West Africa 16 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo). They conduct training on human rights issues, research into human rights abuses and also do […]

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In recent decades, the freedom of information and right to know movement has blossomed in countries as diverse as India and Iceland and Latvia and Liberia. At present, more than 90 countries across the world have freedom of information legislation in place. While there is huge variation between countries and the degree to which they […]

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Indigo has awarded £30,000 to iSpace Foundation for the start-up costs of iSpace; a new techinnovation hub in Accra, Ghana.

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South Africa has an uneasy relationship with transparency and accountability. It ranks second on budget openness and has constitutionally-guaranteed access to information legislation, but major service delivery failures and the much-talked-about Secrecy Bill threaten to undermine the great strides that the country has made. That’s why we’re delighted to announce a grant of £19,968 towards […]

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