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During my trip to Uganda in February, I came across a number of fantastic projects which are exploring ways in which to use technology to give citizens a greater voice, encourage civil participation and improve accountability. UNICEF are running a fantastic system called U-Report which aims to stimulate discussion and get viewpoints from the community […]

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Overall Tanzania is an interesting country to work in. Tribalism has been virtually eliminated thanks to Nyerere’s early policies and freedom of speech is improving.  High levels of poverty, challenges in service delivery and political processes remain hindrances to development.  However, there is a large civil society, particularly in terms of international NGO presence and […]

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1.    West Africa’s wait for high-speed broadband is almost over A cable linking West Africa to Europe will not only make it less frustrating to use the internet but could help achieve millennium development goals on education, health and the environment in December, when the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) broadband cable comes online. The France Telecom-led $700m system […]

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The tech community in Tanzania is still small, but there is growing interest in the potential of technology to stimulate economic growth and contribute to social change.  Indigo hopes that it has begun to contribute to this ecosystem through awarding a £30,000 grant to KINU, alongside Google Africa funding to support a locally initiated innovation/Hacker and […]

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[slideshow]Indigo Trust are delighted to announce that it has awarded a grant of £5,000 to Fruits of Thought, towards Mapping Day Uganda. Fruits of Thought  is a collection of projects with the common mission to ensure a  more valuable and practical use of the internet, by stimulating sharing of information and collaboration within communities.

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Uganda’s tech for social change space is still in its infancy, though rapidly NGOs are beginning to recognise the potential of technology to contribute towards their outcomes.  It is a challenging environment for entrepreneurs and those working in the governance space, predominantly due to governance issues, lack of access to capital and business support.  Nonetheless, […]

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Much of the buzz around technology is concentrated in large cities and it can be easy to forget some of the innovative ways in which tech is being utilised to tackle some of society’s challenges and development goals in rural regions. During a recent trip to Ghana, I was fortunate enough to be able to […]

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The afternoon of Africa Gathering saw a succession of speakers give rapid, quick fire talks. If the aim was to provide the room with inspiration, then it surely worked. Indigo favourite, Su Kahumbu of iCow, talked about her work with Kenya’s smallholder dairy farmers. The rapid expansion of iCow from app competition to start-up to […]

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The Indigo Trust was fortunate enough to be in a position to fly over the managers of some of Africa’s leading tech spaces/’hubs’ to participate in sessions at Africa Gathering London on 15th June 2012.  They joined funders, techies and social change enthusiasts to share best practice and showcase their work, whilst exploring the themes of: […]

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During a visit to Ghana in March, I could see that the tech community is beginning to flourish in Accra, though currently, it is fragmented and largely commercially focused.  Several events have been hosted and gradually hubs and incubators are starting to take shape.  Citizens still reported huge challenges in service delivery and many cited […]

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