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At the heart of every solution lies a problem and we always begin with problems, not solutions. When we review the proposals we receive, one of the first things we look for is a statement of the problem. It will often appear under many headings, such as ‘Rationale for the Project’ or ‘Reasons behind the […]

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In the first of this series of blog posts on what we look for in potential grantees, I want to focus on the relationship between technology and social impact. At Indigo, we’re interested in technology, but passionate about social change.

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Earlier this week, I attended a two-day meeting of the International Aid Transparency Initiative’s Technical Advisory Group, which for obvious reasons is frequently shortened to the IATI TAG. If you’re unfamiliar with IATI, it’s a globally agreed initiative that helps organisations involved in the funding, execution or oversight of international development projects to publish data on […]

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be publishing a series of blog posts concentrating on why we do what we do and what we look for when considering whether or not to support an organisation. The most important thing to say is that this is very much a work in progress and that we are […]

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In July this year, the Law Factory (a partnership between Regards Citoyens and Sciences Po) will be hosting a two-day conference on Open Legislative Data. Open Legislative Data is a term mixing Open Data (the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish) & Legislative Studies (the […]

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Africa Gathering will be hosting an event in the Thomas Reuters building in London on Friday 15th June which will be focusing on the role of tech hubs and start ups in stimulating private sector development and promoting social change across Africa. The Indigo Trust has covered the cost of flights and accomodation for hub […]

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I wanted to write a super short post about a fascinating dinner which I attended last night, hosted by The World Wide Web Foundation and Portland Communications, with Sir Tim Berners Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web as the guest speaker. The intimate event focused on the Web Index which they are developing, which […]

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If you’ve never pondered the question of whether mobile phones can improve the quality and uptake of sexual and reproductive health services among teenagers, then you’re not alone. Fortunately, however, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have considered the question and are using a grant from Indigo to test an SMS sexual health referral system for […]

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One of my colleagues has been producing some general updates from the world of ICT in Africa and we thought it was a good idea to share them with you. Major News Open Government Brasilia 2012 On the 17th and 18th April, Brazil hosted the first annual conference on open government, bringing together more than […]

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On Friday 15 June this year, Africa Gathering – a previous Indigo grantee – will be holding their annual London conference in Canary Wharf. The one-day event is aimed at developing and building relationships between funders, investors and businesses, as well as highlighting grassroots successes and emerging tech companies from across Africa. The conference will seek to […]

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