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A few months ago we announced that we had awarded a grant to Plan Cameroon towards some digital mapping work involving young people from several different communities, as well as local decision makers. Here’s how the team have been getting on:

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Feburary 23rd marks International Open Data Day. I don’t think they’ve started producing cards to mark the occasion just yet, but at Indigo we think it’s cause for celebration. Finding out that there’s such a thing as International Open Data Day did get me thinking about some of the ways in which we use and […]

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Indigo has awarded a grant of £22,672 to the African Legal Information Institute to fund a joint project with the Seychelles Legal Information Institute.

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The Indigo Trust is funding an innovative digital project to support some of the poorest communities in Kenya as they struggle for a basic right that most of us take for granted – the right to live securely in our own home.

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Illiteracy is a huge problem in development, but even where people are literate there’s no guarantee that they are literate in English. The 54 states of Africa are home to more than 2,000 languages split across six major language families. Despite this, development agencies, NGOs and governments frequently lack the resources or skills to be […]

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Just before Christmas we asked many of our grantees about their biggest successes and challenges over the course of 2012. Here’s what ActivSpaces – a two-time Indigo grantee –  had to say:

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Way back in September 2011 Indigo made a grant of £7,000 to the Co-Creation Hub in Nigeria to be used in support of Zubair Abubakar’s Nigerian Constitution App. Now, at the beginning of 2013 we thought we’d share with you the App’s progress during a very successful 2012.

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We’ve been approached about an exciting opportunity that some of our beneficiaries and followers might be interested in! Every year the Sunlight Foundation holds its annual “unconference” called TransparencyCamp in Washington DC. The Sunlight Foundation works on many aspects of government accountability and transparency in the United States and around the world.

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Indigo has made a grant of £15,310 to RLabs South Africa for the establishment, in association with the Namibia Business Innovation Centre (NBIC), of RLabs Namibia. RLabs seeks to provide young technology entrepreneurs with the skills, tools and design training to create socially focussed ICT solutions.

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Our “In the News” post took a month off for December, but now it’s back with a selection of stories that caught our eye as 2012 turned to 2013!

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