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Last year, we announced that we had funded a project to monitor service delivery in northern Uganda to be carried out by CIPESA in collaboration with the local journalism organisation, NUMEC. Since then, they have been busy collecting data on government commitments in northern Uganda as laid down in the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan […]

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Access to clean, affordable and safe water is one of the most bsic rights we enjoy, although in Kenya environmental, economic and political considerations mean that the country is facing a severe water crisis. The solution to this problem will likely be vast, complex and costly, but civil society is working on the issue of […]

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Last week, human rights organisation Huridocs’ Friedhelm Weinberg interviewed me about Indigo Trust’s work. If you’re interested in learning more about why we do what we do, why a well known trust uses a free WordPress blog as their website or about successes and challenges from the field, look no further. You can also gain […]

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Although the UK is one of very few countries without a single written constitution, we believe they are of vital importance to nations around the world and fundamentally shape the everyday lives of billions. That’s why we’re delighted to have awarded a grant of £30,370 to the Constitutional Excerpts Project, which will run out of […]

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I don’t really have that much of a head for numbers and row after row of spreadsheet figures has me running for the hills. When people think of national budgets they often think of hundreds of pages of dense figures in impenetrable columns. Yet budgets essentially boil down to something much simpler – money in […]

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Having supported iCow on several occasions in the past, we’re pleased to announce a further grant of £21,692 to Su and her team. This will cover core costs for the next six months – a crucial time in iCow’s development as they look to scale up the organisation. Because we talk so much about iCow […]

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Back in September we awarded Agro-Hub £5,700 to use for core costs. Here’s a quick update with how they’ve been getting on. Agro-Hub finished 2012 on a high with the completion of its SMS Deck which will allow farmers to see more of the agricultural conversation going on within the Agro-Hub network. It works a […]

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Here’s February’s selection of interesting articles, blogs, websites and graphics. Kenya March 4th see Kenyans go to the polls to elect MPs, Senators, and their next President. After the painful experience of election violence in 2007 many organisations are determined to help Kenya succeed in having peaceful, free and fair elections.

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CNN have today published an article on electoral violence and mobile technology in Kenya, written by our Executive Loren Treisman. To read the full article, click here.

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As conference centres go, the Rockefeller Foundation‘s Bellagio Centre is pretty hard to beat. Overlooking Italy’s stunning Lake Como and surrounding mountains, it was the backdrop for a conference last week focusing on the role of ICTs in service delivery and how transparency and accountability mechanisms can most effectively feed into the post-2015 framework of […]

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