Today, Loren Treisman’s guest blog post for humanipo has been published! In it she makes Indigo’s case for the power of ICT to drive social change in Africa and gives many a mention to some of our fabulous grantees! You can read Loren’s guest post here.
‘What’s your favourite piece of legislation?’ maybe isn’t the greatest chat-up line in history, but it’s a great way to start a lecture on legislation as data. This was how The National Archives’ John Sheridan kicked off his fascinating talk last week at the Open Data Institute in London. John is the driving force behind […]
It’s been a while since I was in New York for the TABridge Workshop organised by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, but I’ve finally got around to blogging about it. The event brought together donors and practitioners from Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the US with an interest in transparency, budget data and natural […]
We like to know what our grantees are up to – not because we want to play the role of Big Brother, but because we are genuinely interested in the progress of projects, the hurdles they have faced and the successes they’ve enjoyed. More than that, though, we like to be as open and transparent […]
Following the success of TheyWorkforYou.com and the Kenyan version Mzalendo.com, Indigo has awarded mySociety £40,000 for the expansion of these innovative political watchdog sites across sub-Saharan Africa.
It’s not often that our grantees feature on national TV, but that’s what happened at the official opening ceremony of RLabs Somaliland in Borama. Last year, we awarded RLabs a grant of £11,100 towards the cost of establishing a tech hub in the de facto independent state of Somaliland. When the grant was awarded, RLabs […]
iCow recently visited Kitale to attend the launch of a vaccination for the East Coast Fever (ECF), which kills around 1.1 million cows in Africa every year. Throughout Africa veterinary medicine take-up is low and as a result it can be very difficult to reach farmers with effective treatments because there is not enough demand […]
The Ghana Anti-corruption Coalition (GACC) is a cross-sectoral grouping of public, private and civil society organizations with a vision to create a society in which transparency, accountability and integrity are upheld. We have recently awarded them a grant of £10,000 towards the costs of their Health Legends SMS platform. Efficient and effective healthcare continues to […]
WordPress has kindly prepared an overview of activity on our blog in 2012. Hopefully, 2013 will see even more visitors to the site, so let us know if you’d like to see things we don’t currently blog about. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog […]