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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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The following guest post is republished here with the kind permission of the British Library. The post was written by map cataloguer, Nick Krebs, as part of an Indigo-funded project to catalogue, preserve and digitise map records from the Library’s War Office Archive. The following is just one of the many stories the work has […]

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The Joint Technology Hub Fund is delighted to announce its latest round of grants to the following hubs:  ActivSpaces in Cameroon (£25,000), iSpace in Ghana (£25,000), Hive Colab  in Uganda (£25,000), Etrilabs in Benin (£12,250), Iceaddis in Ethiopia (£10,950), mHub in Malawi (£10,900), and HapaSpace in Ghana (£10,900). At Indigo Trust we recognise one of the biggest challenges facing […]

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I’ve been taking a look at our web and social media analytics for the last couple of weeks now and there are a few things that just don’t make any sense to me. If you have answers to any of the mysteries below, please let us know on Twitter (@indigotrust) or through our Facebook page: […]

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Last week saw New Philanthropy Capital’s annual conference, NPC Ignites. NPC is a charity think tank and consultancy working with both donors and grantees to maximise impact. I went along to their conference and here’s what I found out… Not everyone is convinced that M&E and impact measurement are difficult. In one of the more memorable […]

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After seven years funding organisations right across sub-Saharan Africa, we have taken the decision to limit future funding to five core countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. The decision was taken after careful consideration and analysis and we hope it will allow us to better support existing and future grantees, while stimulating innovation […]

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Every once in a while it’s good to take a step back and reflect on what you do, why you do it and how. We recently decided to review our portfolio of grants to look more closely at how much we were providing, where our money goes and what sort of projects and organisations we […]

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Worldwide, lotteries are big business. They raise billions each year and give away large amounts of charitable funding. But how that money is distributed and who benefits is not always clear. And given the vast amounts of money involved, there is inevitably room for questionable decisions and less-than-transparent funding awards. In South Africa, a consortium […]

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