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Early next month, Kenyans will go to the polls to vote in their country’s elections. Among the millions going to the polls will be huge numbers of first-time voters and young people. In an attempt to reach this sizeable demographic with relevant, accurate and interesting content, South Africa’s Livity Africa are teaming up with Kenyan […]

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People’s Assembly is one of Africa’s most impressive parliamentary monitoring sites. As well as contact information, attendance records and a register of interests, the site contains a wealth of information on South Africa’s parliamentary process, its legislation and committee meeting records. It’s difficult to imagine a more complete and useful record of South Africa’s parliamentary […]

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Indigo is recruiting for a Hub Fund Programme Manager on an initial 1 year fixed-term position with the possibility of an extension at the end of the term. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role within The Indigo Trust, a UK-based grant making foundation that provides small and high-risk grants to early-stage […]

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We wanted to let you know about an exciting new piece of research which has been published on African Tech Innovation Hubs. Dr Nicolas Friederici, a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, part of the University of Oxford, undertakes research into why digital entrepreneurship flourishes in some places but not in others. Dr Friederici […]

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Freedom Park is a township that was built from tents as explained by its pioneers, Thami and Edwin. They were living in Soweto in dilapidated homes and as such they never felt a strong sense of belonging in Soweto. They had noticed that there was an unoccupied piece of land (where there is now Freedom […]

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In April, some of our South African grantees were lucky enough to have a visit from our Founder Fran Perrin and Chair of the board and one of our trustees, William Perrin. It was the perfect opportunity for OpenUp to present their Democracy in Action/Accountability Stack framework. The framework seeks to explore how we can […]

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In its second instalment the Health Action Fund, in cooperation with the Indigo Trust, is seeking out opportunities to support innovative, technology-driven solutions to overcome barriers to accessing healthcare, and ensuring the accessibility of quality and affordable medicinal products. We received 12 proposals in total in response to the Call. The successful Chapters are TI-Cameroon […]

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Love them or loathe them, a free and independent media are vital to a fully functioning democracy. With an election coming up later this year, we’re pleased to be supporting Accountability Lab and iLab Liberia to develop a new media lab. The new media lab will support young Liberians to create, edit and disseminate content […]

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In a few weeks, voters in the UK will go to the polls in a general election. A sizeable minority might be inclined to take a selfie at the polling booth. Will they be committing a crime? The only way to be sure is to have free and open access to the relevant legislation, something which […]

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Indigo Trust and the British Council are currently working with Hive Colab on a project to see how tech can be used to address some of society’s biggest challenges. Hive Colab received funding of £40,000 towards a user-centred design process, bringing together techies, civic and creative groups and an innovation hub to develop a tech-driven […]

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