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#MakeItCount Conference (and why hashtags matter)

Despite some hashtag-based confusion (#makeitcount is the official hashtag of a very popular piece of wearable tech), last Monday’s conference on big/open data arranged by SciDev.Net provided some interesting food for thought. The #makeitcount conference attempted to bring together a … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Fund That?

A while ago, I briefly blogged about some of the things we don’t fund. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing a series of more in-depth articles about some of the things we don’t fund. The idea is to … Continue reading

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Efiko: A Grant to Nigeria

Efiko is a mobile social quiz platform designed for school students in Nigeria to enhance learning through self-assessment with topical quizzes tied to the national school curriculum. Efiko is freely available as a mobile web (for all internet enabled mobile … Continue reading

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UNDP to partner with Hillside Digital Trust

The United Nations Development Program has formally awarded a one year contract with Hillside Digital Trust to work with them in Lesotho. We previously provided Hillside with a grant in support of their Siyakhona project which trains young people in … Continue reading

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West African Weather: A New Grant

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 … Continue reading

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Second Grant for FunDza Literacy Trust

As movements like Equal Education point out, the education received by young people in post-Apartheid South Africa remainsvastly unequal, despite high government spending. Low levels of literacy lie at the heart of the porblme. This is exacerbated by lack of … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing with CIPESA: An Update

Much of the following post is taken directly from an end-of-grant report submitted to us by CIPESA. Appendices and personal details have been removed. Background In June 2013, The Indigo Trust supported the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East … Continue reading

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Question Box: Catching Up with an Old Grantee

Back in 2011 we awarded Open Mind a grant to develop new software, which will provide open-source tools combining custom software and printable how-to guidebooks that allow almost any community organisation to start their own local hotline. Two years on … Continue reading

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The Future of Open Data

A few days ago, mySociety’s Tom Steinberg wrote a blog post on the future of open data. In particular, are we moving towards a future in which open data is built into the very pieces of software we use? It’s … Continue reading

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Odekro: A Marketing Grant

Just over a year ago we announced a grant to the Ghanaian organisation, Hutspace, to produce Ghana’s first parliamentary monitoring website, Odekro. Working in conjunction with mySociety, Hutspace launched the site just ahead of last year’s election. Despite a peak … Continue reading

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