Technology: SMS

It’s true, British people love to talk about the weather. In fact, according to some it is our top national trait. The Indigo team were delighted, therefore, when a Swedish-Ghanaian weather forecasting company, Ignitia, got in touch with us to discuss the work they were doing in West Africa. And we’re delighted to announce that […]

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In late 2012, Indigo gave a grant to the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme for their ‘Jamii Voices’ project. The scheme is intended to foster grassroots women’s organisations in Tanzania by improving their ability to share information, organise collective action and demand change.

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The following post was kindly provided by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s, John Dusabe, one of the investigators in the IntHEC sexual health study part funded by Indigo. Access to reproductive health services remains a big challenge in remote rural areas in Tanzania, due to limited health personnel, the public’s poor health seeking behaviour, distance […]

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If you’re familiar with Indigo, you may know we have been supporting iCow in Kenya for quite a while now. In a nutshell, iCow produce easy-to-use mobile tools to help dairy farmers look after their cows and increase milk yields. It’s simple stuff, but can be remarkably effective. Recently, they announced a partnership with leading […]

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In an age when many of us read our news online or watch on TV, it’s easy to forget the importance of newspapers in many parts of the world. We were delighted when one of our grantees, the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, got in touch with us to share some news clippings about their project:

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Back in September 2011 the Indigo Trust made a grant of £10,000 to ActionAid to support a project they were undertaking to map instances of rural land-grabbing in Tanzania.

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We thought we would share with you some exciting figures from the One World project ‘Learning about Living’ in Senegal. Learning about Living projects use social media and the internet to educate young people about healthy relationships, safe sex and HIV/AIDS.

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Over the past couple of years Indigo has developed a sizeable portfolio of partner organisations and funded projects that attempt to increase accountability and transparency in Africa by utilising ICT. We have found this to be hard work indeed! Measuring impact and selecting projects that will challenge those in power in a constructive yet meaningful […]

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In April last year, we announced that we had awarded a grant to Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to allow them to develop and trial an SMS referral system aimed at providing young people with better access to sexual health services. The idea was that patients would visit an informal drug store in their village, […]

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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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