Technology: Mobile

During my recent visit to South Africa, I was fortunate enough to attend the Tech4Africa conference.  This conference was immaculately organised and put together and it was fantastic to gain a sense of the huge buzz that technology is creating there. Highlights included Simone Brunozzi from Amazon Web Services, who spoke about some of the […]

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With approximately 29% of pregnant South African women being HIV+, it’s crucial that action is taken to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Unfortunately, for many newly diagnosed women, this can be a time of intense loneliness, anxiety and depression. In addition, the social stigma of HIV prevents some from seeking the treatment that […]

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South Africa is home to a strong and active civil society and a relatively well developed commercial technology sector. However the tech4transparency sector is still in its infancy, in part due to prohibitively high data costs ($12.3/month for a mobile prepaid tariff and $26.3/month for a broadband internet subscription), a shortage of developers, a lack […]

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A little while back we announced that we had provided a grant to Mobile Consortium Ghana to host an event focussed on enhancing and promoting the mobile app developer community in Ghana. We’re delighted to report that the Mobile App Ghana Showcase (MAGS2011), which took place in Accra on 24 September, was a great success […]

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We recently announced that we have funded ActionAid in support of a project to map incidents of land grabbing in rural Tanzania. It’s a huge problem affecting vast swathes of the country, as the following update from ActionAid clearly shows: Halima and her community lost their land to a UK biofuels company.  They were promised […]

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Indigo is delighted to announce a grant of £10,000 to ActionAid in support of a project to map incidents of land grabbing in rural Tanzania. With about 435,840 hectares of land earmarked for biofuels production in Tanzania, land grabbing by foreign investors is a considerable problem. In collaboration with local and international partners, ActionAid will use […]

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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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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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