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In March 2015, Nigerians go to the polls to vote in Africa’s largest election. Yet a vote every four or five years does little to ensure responsive, responsible day-to-day government for ordinary citizens. This is a problem recognised by the Follow the Money team in Nigeria, who we have just supported with a £20,000 grant. Follow […]

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Readers of this blog will be aware that we have made a number of grants to South African organisations in recent months as part of a push to increase our work there in the transparency and accountability space.

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Uganda’s open data scene looks interesting at the moment and we’re glad to be able to support it through some of our grants. We recently awarded a grant to Development Research and Training for their open data work in the country and are delighted to award Fruits of Thought a second grant of £18,895 towards […]

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We have previously worked with Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) on a service delivery project that you can read more about here. We are delighted to announce a second grant to them of £19,673. This funding will go towards training  the duty bearers/leaders  in the use  of mobile applications, use of internet, Ushahidi and using social […]

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Within a short space of time South Africa’s digital newspaper, Daily Maverick, has become a trusted, go-to resource for insightful journalism and interesting commentary. Their most famous moment came in 2012 when they broke the news of the Marikana miners’ strike massacre in a story that made headlines around the world. Given their track record of high quality, investigative […]

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‘I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my producer and inspirational director, my wonderful co-stars, my parents, my pet dog…’ This is the sort of thing you are guaranteed to hear at pretty much any Oscars ceremony, but perhaps not at the Honesty Oscars – a joint initiative of ONE and Accountability Lab. It’s a week-long event […]

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SwahiliBox is Mombasa’s own technology open space focusing on socio-economic technology empowerment, inspiring and developing individuals and helping them develop new and innovative ideas through networking, access to training and support and professional mentoring and coaching. It’s one of the first hubs we are supporting outside a capital city, having awarded them a grant of […]

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Mobile Learning Week is an annual conference hosted by UNESCO at their headquarters in Paris. It’s been running for the last few years, although this is the first time that Indigo has attended. This year’s conference theme was gender and saw participants from around the globe talk about how technology is reshaping how we think […]

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As we’ve previously written about, over the last few years we have supported a number of hubs across the continent. The map below shows all the countries where we have supported or are supporting hubs (unfortunately, it’s not interactive as wordpress.com doesn’t handle iframe embed codes well – but I digress):

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Today Al Jazeera published my article on the role of new tech in the upcoming Nigerian elections.  In turbulent times, the result is unpredictable but I’m proud of all the organisations on the ground who are giving their all to ensure that marginalised voices aren’t ignored and government decisions are being watched.  You can read […]

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