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Mobilising people to act involves more than a catchy slogan and a sense of injustice. Effecting large-scale change involves organising people or, rather, helping them to organise themselves. GrassRoot, a South African organisation, aims to help charities, social movements and others organise more effectively by developing a suite of simple, mobile tools enabling organisations to […]

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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 work. This blog post by our grantee, ODAC, reflects on some of the lessons they […]

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Ensuring an accessible, high quality healthcare system should be near the top of any government’s priority list, but sadly this is not always the case. And even where investment is being made, health outcomes do not always reflect this.

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When people talk of ‘brand awareness’, ‘PR gurus’ or the importance of ‘staying on message’, my immediate reaction is to scream ‘charlatan!’ and beat a hasty retreat. It’s not that I question the wisdom or value of having a good public image or doubt the benefits that positive media coverage can bring to an organisation; I just […]

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I recently wrote an article for the Huffington Post about how radio can be used to empower young people to discuss issues which are relevant to their local community, focusing on an initiative by Children’s Radio Foundation. The article also mentions other initiatives which are focusing on supporting youth in civic participation projects including Livity Africa‘s […]

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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 platforms or solutions with similar functionality?’

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Although HiAB may sound like the latest regulatory body for Amateur Bakers, it’s actually Hub in A Box. HiAB contains content from the recent event that took place in Egypt examining the thorny issue of tech hub sustainability, among others. Over the coming weeks, content will be released across multiple channels and we’d encourage any […]

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For almost any business, collecting data is a core element of what they do. Whether its customer address details, sales figures, expenses records or stock inventories, almost every business collects and retains a significant amount of data.

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Conferences rarely produce wonderfully photogenic moments. Either, speakers are caught at a lectern displaying what may kindly be called ‘conference face’…

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Visitors to the Indigo site may already be familiar with the work of CODE in Nigeria (formerly Follow the Money). CODE, which uses data, social media and offline campaigning to press for more accountable and effective government, has previously received funding from us and has grown from a small start-up organisation into a much more […]

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