Category Archives: innovation

Valuing Data: How to use it in your grant-making

It would be fair to say that British philanthropists haven’t traditionally made the most of data in their work. But there exist a number of opportunities for British grant-makers to change this and recent research we supported with New Philanthropy … Continue reading

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Announcing Open Society Institute West Africa (OSIWA) joining the hub fund

There’s a fair few funders out there that recognise the role of mobile and web technology in addressing social issues and this work is starting to become more widely supported.  At Indigo Trust, we believe that the best solutions to … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme Joins the Fund for Tech Innovation Hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa

In Sierra Leone, years of civil war and the Ebola crisis have severely impacted on development outcomes.  The illiteracy rate is around 70% and 70% of young people are unemployed or underemployed.  Civil society is weak, fragmented and under-funded and … Continue reading

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Citizen Tech Combats Corruption in Uganda: Loren’s Huffington Post Article

We’ve been working closely with a number of groups in Uganda which are working hard to enable citizens to combat corruption and work with government and others to improve service delivery. We’ve experimented with a user design process involving mySociety, … Continue reading

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Human and Social Networks in South Africa

At Indigo, we are keen to provide more than simply funding and recognise that advice and knowledge sharing can be just as important. Recent work in South Africa has focused on the importance of media and communications to an organisation’s … Continue reading

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New or Existing Tool?

We often get applicants approaching us who are seeking to develop a new tool or platform to help their organisation achieve their mission. One of the most frequent questions we ask them is ‘what research have you done into existing … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons from Hypercube

As some of you will know, Zimbabwe’s innovation space – Hypercube – shut its doors for the last time at the end of 2015. When things like this happen, it’s unfortunate, but also part and parcel of life in the … Continue reading

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