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Frequently Asked Questions

Every year we receive hundreds of proposals ranging from the brilliant to the bewildering with all sorts in between. We read every single proposal and concept note that comes our way and try to be as impartial as possible. Inevitably, … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 76,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Indigo Christmas

The Indigo team will be out of the office for a couple of weeks over the Christmas holidays. Don’t worry, though, we’ll be back in the new year ready to read all of your emails, tweets and listen to any … Continue reading

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Tanzania Gender Networking Programme: an update

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 … Continue reading

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Looking global: transparency and accountability initiatives in India

At Indigo, we’re keen to make sure we keep on top of trends and innovations in our priority areas. However, these may come from outwith our priority region of Africa. So we’re taking a step back and looking worldwide at … Continue reading

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Another Guardian Article by Me-Power to the People: How Open Data is Improving Health Service Delivery

Yesterday, the Guardian published an article I wrote about how technology driven initiatives are beginning to improve health outcomes in Africa.  It includes lessons learned from supporting projects in this field and suggestions on how to maximise a project’s chance … Continue reading

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iCow: Lessons learned in 2013, a Business Analysis

iCow is one of our most successful grantees. It has been featured in the Guardian, in MIT Technology Review and many more. This level of coverage is entirely deserved; iCow is starting to impact on farmer’s lives.  They’re increasing their income … Continue reading

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Loren’s Guardian Article-OGP: Promising but what next for Africa?

Our trust executive, Loren, has again been featured in Guardian in the wake of the OGP13 conference. This time, she’s discussing the implications of the Open Government Conference for Africa.

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Empowering citizens and holding governments to account – Guardian video

It’s been a busy week for Indigo in the press! Loren has also been featured in a short video on the Guardian website discussing the pressing need to empower citizens, civil society and activists to use data to hold their … Continue reading

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Power at their Fingertips: Open Data and Indigo in the New Scientist

The New Scientist has written a great piece about open data in developing countries featuring some of our grantees with Indigo itself also getting a mention! The article, which profiles how organisations are empowering citizens and instigating change, showcases the … Continue reading

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