Technology: Mobile

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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Indigo has just awarded a grant of £13,844.91 to the FunDza Literacy Trust in South Africa. Using internet and mobile the trust aims to get more South Africans reading and writing in a country where 9 million people are functionally illiterate. FunDza is already a well-developed organisation with 390,000 readers and an online library of […]

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This time last year Indigo funded the SHM Foundation to scale up its Project Kopano initiative which creates SMS support groups for pregnant women recently diagnosed with HIV. The SHM Foundation has recently celebrated the publication of pilot study findings in the peer-reviewed  Journal of Telemedicne and Telecare and we thought we would share with you all […]

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During her visit to South Africa Loren Treisman spoke at the Mobile Web in Africa Conference 2012 on Indigo’s work both in South Africa and across the continent.

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This week, I was invited to present at Mobile Web Africa 2012 in Johannesburg, an international conference exploring the ways in which the internet and applications on mobile phones are contributing to economic growth, supporting businesses and social change in Africa. It was an exciting and interactive event, with presentations, panels and roundtable discussions.  A […]

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Here’s a quick glance at a couple of stories that have caught our eye during October!

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The twin issues of access to and quality of healthcare are ones that are all too familiar for many people. In Nigeria, the WHO estimates that there are 0.395 physicians per 1,000 people, with the comparable figure in the UK being 2.74 per 1,000. Aside from a lack of qualified doctors and nurses, however, there […]

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As you all know, partnerships are essential for projects to achieve maximum impact and reach.  Whilst in Tanzania, I was able to meet with some fantastic organisations which could make interesting partners for organisations devising or implementing tech projects. I met with John Ulanga, CEO of the Foundation for Civil Society.   They provide grants to […]

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The concept of Appropriate Technology is one that has been around for a while. In essence, ‘AT is technology that is suitable for the environmental, cultural and economic conditions in which the technology is intended to be used’ (Reijswoud, 2009). What this means is that any organisation considering using technology as part of its programmes, […]

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Major news 1.    Africa unites to strengthen IT across the continent – ICT Alliance is launched The Africa ICT Alliance’s (AfICTA) main aim is to bring together key ICT players from six African countries to achieve mutual social and economic goals. The founding countries of the Alliance are Nigeria, Gambia, Egypt, Kenya, Tunisia, and South […]

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