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We’re delighted to be awarding a grant of £7000 to the Cocreation hub in Nigeria to support Zubair Abubakar in developing his Nigerian Constitution App for use on other platforms. The Nigerian Constitution App is a simple tool that aims to leverage the penetration of mobile phones in Nigeria to provide on go the access […]

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In 1876, Chief Engineer to the British Post Office, Sir William Preece, said: “The Americans have need for the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.” Predictions about the value and impact of social media in the distant future are similarly fraught with difficulties. We have too little knowledge about the […]

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We acknowledge that people all around the world are demanding more openness in government. They are calling for greater civic participation in public affairs, and seeking ways to make their governments more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective. We recognize that countries are at different stages in their efforts to promote openness in government, and that each of […]

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With just 23% of schools in Nigeria providing life skills-based HIV education and just 25% of those aged between 15 and 24 able to correctly identify effective ways of preventing HIV transmission, there is a clear and demonstrable need for investment in sexual health education. Indigo is delighted, therefore, to announce a grant of £10,000 […]

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Yesterday I attended an event organised by UK-based Inside Government. The half-day conference, entitled International Development: Improving Transparency and Enhancing Innovation through Partnership featured an impressive list of speakers from government departments, think tanks, NGOs and universities. With such a broad range of speakers, the conference inevitably touched upon an array of issues from the […]

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The Indigo Trust is delighted to announce a grant of £10,000 to Mobile Consortium Ghana to help with the costs of organising the Mobile App Ghana Showcase. This free, one-day event will bring together some of Ghana’s best up-and-coming mobile app designers to compete for seed funding to get their mobile app ideas up and […]

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We were delighted that Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation, was able to join us at our Power of Information conference last week. For those at the conference it was a unique opportunity to hear directly from one of the internet’s most influential people and a chance to gain an insight into the […]

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Shaky footage shot by ordinary citizens using mobile phones is now ubiquitous. Social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube are repositories for millions of such videos, including a great many documenting appalling incidents of human rights abuses around the world. Yet while new technologies are creating a new generation of human rights activists, they […]

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The Indigo team are delighted to announce a grant of £10,000 to Open Mind’s Open Question project. The grant will be used to cover the salary costs of two developers who will oversee the development of the new software, which will provide open-source tools combining custom software and printable how-to guidebooks that allow almost any […]

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ActivSpaces in Cameroon provides ‘an open space for technologists, investors, tech companies and local innovators’ to get together, discuss and collaborate. Business incubators such as this provide homegrown tech talents and entrepreneurs with a much needed opportunity to get their ideas off the ground. Innovative companies such as Kenya’s mobile money platform, M-Pesa, show that good […]

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