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The Long Road to Stimulating Tech Innovation in Africa-Hubs, Start-Ups and Building Communities

I recently wrote an article for Huffington Post which explores the tech ecosystem in African countries, with a focus on innovation hubs, start-ups and building sustainable communities.  It explores the potential of the sector, some of the challenges remaining and how … Continue reading

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Citizen Feedback through Technology – How to get it right

The results of projects utilising digital citizen feedback platforms can at times be disappointing. It can be difficult to receive reports from citizens and to ensure that duty bearers (individuals or organisations responsible for service delivery-often government officials or departments) … Continue reading

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Indigo Grant-making explained

Applicants are often curious to know how the Indigo grant-making process works. One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘how do I submit a proposal?’ and is often followed by ‘how long will the process take?’ We … Continue reading

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Platformtastic! How to Reach your Target Audience

The list of things you can now do over a web or mobile platform is vast and continues to grow. For many, the days when a phone was for – you know – phoning people are a bygone age, a … Continue reading

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Code4SA Press Release: Mapping Cape Town’s Budget

The following is a press release provided by one of our grantees, Code4SA. The original press release can be found here. Despite the Constitution of South Africa promoting community involvement in local government, community organisations have found the City of Cape … Continue reading

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Accountability Innovating Within and Outside Government at Global Innovation Gathering Berlin

I recently wrote about the fantastic opportunity I had to be part of the Global Innovation Gathering in Berlin both before and during Re:Publica.  There were so many fascinating discussions that I thought I would turn them into several blog … Continue reading

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SwahiliBox Takes Shape

M-Power’s mission to connect Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city, to the global grid is taking shape!   Thanks to a collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya, space has now been secured for a community driven technology hub – SwahiliBox.  Meet … Continue reading

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