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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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Humanitarian Interventions at the Click of a Button

Loren Treisman has written for The Networker about how technology can be used in humanitarian interventions and some of the benefits and challenges that this may involve. You can download The Networker here and Loren’s article is featured on Page … Continue reading

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Campaigners highlight transparency with week of global events

Global Transparency Week press release A series of high-profile events to highlight the importance of transparency for development, innovation, equitable growth, and poverty reduction will begin tomorrow. The first ever Global Transparency Week (October 24 – November 1) is taking place at … Continue reading

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My Guardian Piece: Technology Could Empower Africans To Hold Their Governments To Account

I’ve written a piece in the Guardian which showcases the work of some of our fantastic grantees working across Africa to empower citizens to hold their governments to account. You can read it here.

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Facebook in Africa

Facebook has revolutionised the way people interact worldwide. The level and variety of functionality supported by site is constantly growing. As a new infographic shows, so are user numbers in Africa! As access to Facebook and other social networking platforms … Continue reading

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Global Transparency Week

It’s the month of the Open Government Partnership summit in London and we’ll be posting plenty of transparency-related content over the next few weeks. There will also be lots of activities and events going on around the world as part … Continue reading

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Transparency & Accountability Initiative Seeking New Program Officer

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI) is a donor collaborative that aims to expand the impact, scale and coordination of funding and activity in the transparency and accountability field.   It explores way to support transparency donors to donate more strategically, capture … Continue reading

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