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Grant to Publish What You Fund

Indigo has recently awarded a grant of £45,000 to the aid transparency campaign organisation, Publish What You Fund. The funding is going towards the organisation’s core costs, while part will be used for recruitment consultancy services. This  is the second grant … Continue reading

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The Importance of Marketing (and some stuff about Mad Men)

While most of my knowledge of marketing is gleaned from binge-watching Mad Men, even I can appreciate it has a role to play. And while most people undoubtedly associate it with multinational corporations, Hollywood blockbusters and the like, marketing actually … Continue reading

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Grantee Gathering in Cape Town

It was fabulous to have the opportunity to gather some our our Cape Town grantees in Woodstock for a delicious lunch and animated discussions.  While sipping hot tea to warm our winter shivers we shared stories of successes and challenges. … Continue reading

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My Guardian Article: Thoughts on Activate, Open Journalism and Amplifying Marginalised Voices

This is my latest post reflecting on Activate Johannesburg.  It looks at how to make open journalism a reality in South Africa and the continent at large through using appropriate technology, locally generated and fun content and through amplifying marginalised … Continue reading

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Guardian Activate Summit Johannesburg

Last month I was lucky enough to moderate a panel on how technology is holding government to account and empowering citizens in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent through the elections and beyond at Guardian Activate in Johannesburg.  You … Continue reading

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An Update from Christian Aid

The following is a guest blog post kindly provided by Christian Aid about a project we funded them and their local partner, Northern Aid, to carry out in Kenya. Last year, Christian Aid and Kenyan NGO Northern Aid were fortunate … Continue reading

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African Philanthropy

Much valuable work in sub-Saharan Africa is supported by foundations and trusts from outside of the region but African foundations and trusts are playing an ever-increasing role. Here are some interesting facts we’ve learned about about the sector:

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