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Mobile technology is now being used for everything from paying bus fares to eye tests, donating money for disaster relief to distance learning.  ICT for development remains a big issue in Africa and here’s a sweep of some of the latest developments that we’ve been following at Indigo. E-learning Governments in East Africa are pressing […]

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The following post was kindly provided by Richard Wilson, Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Officer, at Amnesty International UK With support from the Indigo Trust, Amnesty activists in Kenya have launched a unique online project aimed at stopping a spate of violent illegal evictions that has seen thousands of families forced onto the streets and homes destroyed. […]

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While our trip to Senegal feels like a distant memory, it’s only been a few months. We had a great time there and were fortunate enough to meet with a number of great organisations working on health, education and sometimes health education. Given that this was our first foray into Francophone Africa, we were very […]

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After taking out a loan and selling a kidney, I was in Geneva. Okay, so it’s maybe not that expensive, but as world cities go it has to be up near the top of the cost-of-living index. I was there for 2013’s Open Knowledge Conference, ‘the world’s leading open data and open knowledge conference’. Like […]

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The following post was kindly written by Dr James Melton, an academic based at University College London’s Constitution Unit. I am pleased to announce the launch of Constitute, a website for reading, searching, and comparing the world’s constitutions.  I wrote previously about the importance of national constitutions and explained how Constitute will improve constitutional design […]

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If you’re familiar with Indigo, you may know we have been supporting iCow in Kenya for quite a while now. In a nutshell, iCow produce easy-to-use mobile tools to help dairy farmers look after their cows and increase milk yields. It’s simple stuff, but can be remarkably effective. Recently, they announced a partnership with leading […]

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During a visit to Zimbabwe towards the end of last year it became obvious that a technology innovation hub could have a tremendous impact in Harare. There’s a highly educated population, a relatively well established, albeit dispersed tech community, reasonably good infrastructure and significant potential for technology to contribute towards the betterment of society.

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With some 95 million mobile phones, multiple mobile operators and 44 million internet users, Nigeria is one of the best connected countries in the region. It’s little surprise, therefore, that it’s home to a great many organisations and groups hoping to exploit that connectivity for social change. During our recent two-week trip to the country, we […]

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The following press release was prepared by WALINET Water and Livelihoods Network (WALINET) is on 13th September 2013 launching MAJIBU, a web-based mobile platform that seeks to provide citizens with info solutions and useful linkages that will in turn help them improve their livelihoods, at the 680 Hotel Nairobi from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. […]

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Indigo’s Founder and Director, Fran Perrin, was recently announced as the new Chair of the Publish What You Fund Board. The organisation, which was created in 2008 and campaigns for greater aid transparency, has been instrumental in pushing governments, intergovernmental agencies and others to be more open about their aid spending. Since its foundation five […]

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