In late 2010, we announced that we had supported Africa Gathering to host a conference aimed at bringing together innovative thinkers and doers with a passion for Africa. This year, we will once again be supporting the organisation to host up to two events in Africa with a grant of £5,000.
£3,000 of the grant will go towards supporting the first of Africa Gathering’s 2012 events, which has already been scheduled for later this month. The event, which will be hosted in the offices of fellow Indigo grantee, HiveColab, ‘will bring together Ugandans who are embracing technology to put their country on the map’. Aimed at a diverse community of people who care about Africa and want to share ideas for positive change in the areas such as sustainable development, new technology, social entrepreneurship, health, education and good governance, this one-day event will be of interest to all those with a passion for grassroots progress, emerging technologies, and development solutions that are relevant to Africa. Having attended previous Africa Gathering conferences, we know that they provide a stimulating and sometimes challenging atmosphere for debate and exchange of ideas. Indigo’s Executive, Loren Treisman, will be moderating the event.
If you are interested in attending the Ugandan event, further information and tickets are available here.