Author Archives: mattindigo

A Journey to Empower African Entrepreneurs

The following is a guest post provided by the Tony Elumelu Foundation regarding their Entrepreneurship Programme. We thought it may be of relevance to some of our readers, so wanted to share it here. If you have any questions regarding … Continue reading

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Iwoye-Ilogbo Constituency Project: How BudgIT Intervened

Iwoye-Ilogbo, a rural community located in Ado Odo/Ota local government area in Ogun state, is actually less than a 45-minute drive from Lagos State, Nigeria’s financial hub.  The Ilogbo community has only one educational facility that serves at least six … Continue reading

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#WomenCookstoves: Building a Larger Evidence Based Tracking of Funds for Clean Technologies in Nigeria

The following is a guest post by Oludotun Babayemi. How can US$ 48.9 million dollars help to reduce the many rural women that die every year as a result of cooking with firewood in Nigeria? The Federal Executive Council of the government … Continue reading

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Forecasting, Farming and Food

Often when reporting back on projects we’ve funded, we summarise a nicely edited report from our grantee. The reports are useful and provide us with a wealth of information on what works or doesn’t. But sometimes that means we don’t … Continue reading

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Mapping Uganda with Fruits of Thought

A few months ago we announced we had awarded Fruits of Thought a second grant towards their digital mapping work with Ugandan universities. A few months on and we have been catching up with the FoT team on how the … Continue reading

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Connecting Moroccan Citizens with their Members of Parliament: Nouabook.ma

The following blog post was kindly prepared by Hind Kabaj & Andrew G. Mandelbaum. When in June 2014 SimSim-Participation Citoyenne launched the beta version of Nouabook.ma, Morocco’s first electronic platform for citizen-parliamentary engagement, the public reaction was mixed. Would members … Continue reading

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Grant awarded to Daraja

Many people are familiar with the Question and Answer or Notes & Queries sections of newspapers, in which readers pose a question that has been troubling them and others write in with the answers. Often, the questions relate to relatively … Continue reading

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