Technology: Mapping

Corruption is a very serious issue in most African countries and it has negatively impacted on service delivery. Corruption leads to misallocation of scarce resources where public priorities are distorted to facilitate lifestyles of public officials instead of focusing on the ordinary citizens.

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March was another exciting month for ICT and mobile developments in Africa. Here’s our monthly round-up of highlights ranging from Kenya’s elections to diplomatic Twitter rows in Nigeria! Enjoy…

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This is the first in a mini-series of posts that will examine some of the lessons we have learnt from our funding of specific areas within our broader mission of using ICT to spur social innovation and change in Africa. The area in question today is agriculture.

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Last year, we announced that we had funded a project to monitor service delivery in northern Uganda to be carried out by CIPESA in collaboration with the local journalism organisation, NUMEC. Since then, they have been busy collecting data on government commitments in northern Uganda as laid down in the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan […]

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Here’s February’s selection of interesting articles, blogs, websites and graphics. Kenya March 4th see Kenyans go to the polls to elect MPs, Senators, and their next President. After the painful experience of election violence in 2007 many organisations are determined to help Kenya succeed in having peaceful, free and fair elections.

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A few months ago we announced that we had awarded a grant to Plan Cameroon towards some digital mapping work involving young people from several different communities, as well as local decision makers. Here’s how the team have been getting on:

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The Indigo Trust is funding an innovative digital project to support some of the poorest communities in Kenya as they struggle for a basic right that most of us take for granted – the right to live securely in our own home.

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A bit later than planned, but here are some stories that have caught our eye over the last few weeks: Good Governance Transparency International launch SMS corruption monitoring With Zimbabwe ranking 154/183 countries for corruption perception, Transparency International Zimbabwe have launched a corruption monitoring SMS application which will allow citizens to report corruption from their […]

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Back in March Indigo awarded £30,000 to the KINU Group in Tanzania to set up an innovation hub in Tanzania. In only seven months the progress made by the KINU team has been so impressive we thought we’d share some of their work with you.

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Last year, we announced that we had awarded a grant to ActionAid to help them build an online tool to map incidents of land grabbing in rural Tanzania. Last week, I caught up with the ActionAid UK team at their London offices and this was what they had to say about the project: Our focus […]

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