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For several years, Indigo has supported a variety of initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa to make parliamentary information more accessible. Understanding how and why these tools are used and how they may be improved is essential if technologists, civil society and others are to make parliamentary information of value to the people they claim to serve. […]

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A new report launched today examines how social tech ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa can be better supported to achieve greater impact. The study, written by Madeira-ITI and developed in partnership between Comic Relief, Indigo Trust and Nominet Trust looks at emerging technologies and their role in current development practice. In addition, it offers practical and […]

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Giving Evidence and think-tank Charity Futures break new ground in researching what matters to charities and donors and they’re looking for your help. Together they are launching a consultation to find out which topics donors and charity leaders most want more research on. They are inviting input from charities, foundations and donors and the output will […]

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Our friends over at 360Giving have recently launched their Challenge Fund. They are inviting anyone with an interest in design, analytics or data journalism to turn the 360Giving dataset into original visualisations, so that maximum value of the dataset can be unlocked. The £20,000 prize fund will award prizes of between £2,000 and £6,000 to the […]

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The British Library, with funding from the Indigo Trust, has recently conserved, catalogued, digitised and made freely available online a further 1,100 images of maps and associated documents relating to East Africa.  The material represents part of the War Office (now Ministry of Defence) Archive of cartographic and topographic material produced in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth […]

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From 30 April 2018, we will be suspending the receipt of unsolicited proposals for an initial test period of six months. We will be replacing them with an in-depth focus on one country, desk-based research and visits to meet potential grantees. It is hoped that this new approach will allow us to find high-quality organisations, […]

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In a challenging economic environment hubs need to constantly assess their ability to generate funding – adapting current strategies and introducing new income streams when needed. A good fundraising strategy is key to this process.   Indigo is keen to support our network of hubs brainstorm and share learning about how they can generate and diversify […]

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With International Women’s Day around the corner, I’ve been looking into the history of women in science and technology. When it comes to computing, Ada Lovelace is often celebrated as a pioneer, but as she is celebrated each year on Ada Lovelace Day we thought it might be a good idea to recognise some other […]

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This Saturday sees the 8th annual International Open Data Day and we thought it only right to celebrate a few outstanding examples of open data work we’ve seen from our grantees over the last few years. This year’s event will focus upon four areas: open research data; tracking public money flows; open mapping; and data […]

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Last week, I went along to the Gov ICT conference – it was just down the road from our offices and free to attend, so although it’s a little outside our usual remit I thought it worth popping along for a few hours. And when it comes to ICT, the British Government seems to face […]

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