Moroccan citizens have few channels through which to make their voices heard or to learn about the work of their representatives in Parliament. Although web-based tools were essential to the organization and campaigning of Arab Spring protesters, efforts to leverage technology to help citizens more effectively participate in political discussion have lagged.
In collaboration with Hacks/Hackers, Code for South Africa and the African Media Initiative (AMI), we are organising two events in Johannesburg and Cape Town this Friday, 11 April. The event will showcase simple tools and data sources that empower citizens, activists and civic watchdogs, plus organisations like the media to hold those in power to […]
We’re delighted to announce that we have awarded South Africa’s Social Justice Coalition a grant of £16,226 to help them provide education and advocacy traning and also to develop and amend a mobile/online problem reporting platform.
Those of you who have been following our work for a while will know that we have been supporting mySociety for a number of years. As the mySociety team has expanded, so too has their global reach. We have previously funded them to work in partnership with African organisations to develop a number of digital […]
A trend we’ve been keeping track of at Indigo is the growing popularity of constitution apps. Constitution apps provide citizens with an easily accessible copy of their country’s constitution. This is a useful resource for several groups of people: citizens gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities, lawyers have access to a useful […]
The following post was kindly prepared by Hope Through Health Hope Through Health (HTH) is excited to share this update on our CommCare project. Thanks to a partnership with Dimagi and generous funding from the Indigo Trust, HTH launched a new mHealth initiative using CommCare in the fall of 2013. In September, Dimagi Representative Kara […]
As part of our shared information on Funders in Africa, here is a list of organisations funding social innovation and entrepreneurs in Africa. Scroll the information below or link to the document here.
The following was prepared by Apio Lillian Mercy, WOUGNET’s Information Officer. Although large parts of Uganda have witnessed a long dry spell in recent months, some of the country’s roads have recently been flooded, including in Oyam district where Indigo grantee, WOUGNET, have been busy training local Voluntary Social Accountability Committees (VSAC).
We are often asked if we have details of Funders who work in similar spaces to Indigo Trust, so we thought it would be helpful if we uploaded our own research documents as a useful tool for others. Over the next few weeks we will publish information on those funding in the fields of good governance, […]