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As part of our efforts to increase the amount of transparency and accountability work we support in Africa, a few months ago we announced a grant to Code4SA to support their School of Data Fellowship Programme (Scoda SA for short). Six months in and the programme is showing a number of promising results.

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Is the idea of an open data ‘community’ a misnomer? In an age of linked data, how connected are different open data players? And how does the diversity of the open data world – with its myriad actors, agendas and ways of working – fit together as a cohesive whole?

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In humanitarian crises and emergencies, ensuring access to accurate and up-to-date information is key to coordinating an often complex and confusing response. The small UK organisation, MapAction, has been deploying volunteer mappers to humanitarian emergencies and disasters for more than ten years – starting with the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. They are the only non-governmental […]

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Today, Damian Radcliffe published an article in Nuviun based on an interview with me on our work in the field of mHealth and eHealth.  You can read the article here.  It gives an overview of some of the projects we support and reminds us to be realistic when planning interventions.

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In 1955, The Black Sash set out to challenge the removal of people of colour from the national voters’ roll. 60 years on, the organisation is still going strong and has expanded its work considerably to educate, monitor and advocate for human rights and social justice in South Africa. They were recently awarded £100,000 by […]

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If you’re interested in what the Indigo Trust does (and given that you’re reading this you probably are), you might want to know a little more about what we do, where we fund and who our money goes to. This site is a good starting place. On our Grants Awarded page you can find information […]

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The following is a guest post provided by the Tony Elumelu Foundation regarding their Entrepreneurship Programme. We thought it may be of relevance to some of our readers, so wanted to share it here. If you have any questions regarding the initiative, please contact the Tony Elumelu Foundation via their website. This New Year saw […]

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Iwoye-Ilogbo, a rural community located in Ado Odo/Ota local government area in Ogun state, is actually less than a 45-minute drive from Lagos State, Nigeria’s financial hub.  The Ilogbo community has only one educational facility that serves at least six other communities around it. The school has two classrooms and according to the school’s management, […]

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The following is a guest post by Oludotun Babayemi. How can US$ 48.9 million dollars help to reduce the many rural women that die every year as a result of cooking with firewood in Nigeria? The Federal Executive Council of the government of Nigeria has approved that amount to procure and distribute 750,000 clean cookstoves and 18,000 Wonderbags […]

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M-Power’s mission to connect Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city, to the global grid is taking shape!   Thanks to a collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya, space has now been secured for a community driven technology hub – SwahiliBox.  Meet the team…

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