Organisation: Ushahidi

During a trip to Cameroon in March, I came across a couple of interesting organisations, which are starting to take advantage of technology to stimulate social change. iVission are an impressive local NGO working on a range of ICT projects aimed at empowering people to stimulate social change.  They run Techno-holidays which have involved training […]

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Northern Uganda faces vast challenges in providing social services to millions of people who had for nearly two decades been displaced by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict. At its height, the conflict displaced two million people, with some areas having 90 per cent of their population displaced. Social infrastructure was devastated and large parts of […]

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Whilst in Rwanda, I was able meet up with Search For Common Ground‘s Vice President Steve Utterwulghe and Rebecca Besant, the Country Director SFCG is a large international NGO which focuses on peace-building.  They work in 30 countries including 15 in Sub Saharan African.  They work at all levels, including policy and advocacy work, capacity […]

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Despite its prolonged and bloody civil war, Liberia is rebuilding itself thanks, in part, to a nascent tech community committed to social change and economic development. Indigo is delighted, therefore, to be providing a grant of £20,000 to iLab, a computer lab based in Monrovia that provides access to cutting edge technology, expert IT assistance […]

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Indigo grantee iCow have been going from strength to strength in the last couple of months. Here’s their September update: The last two months have been a whirlwind of activity for iCow. Apart from exhibiting nationally at the Nyeri, Nakuru and Nairobi Shows, we were invited to exhibit iCow at two international events The Power […]

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