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The Fund for Tech Innovation Hubs in sub-Saharan Africa offers core support to tech hubs across the continent. It was established by The Indigo Trust and in 2016 Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) provided significant additional support for West African hubs. Last summer, the Fund made grants towards three hubs’ core costs:  ActivSpaces […]

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From Zurich to Zimbabwe and Uruguay to Uganda, mySociety‘s tools promoting better services and improved democracy and accountability are a familiar feature of the digital democracy landscape. Having worked with them for a number of years, we’re very happy to be supporting their international work for another year. Over the coming year, we expect to see […]

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We were really interested to receive a recent report which was commissioned by Making All Voices Count and undertaken by Results for Development and the Institute of Development Studies on the role of technology innovation hubs in policy engagement. The executive summary of the report follows here, but do take the time to read the […]

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Periodically when reviewing proposals and concept notes, I make a mental note to write a short post on some dos and don’ts of proposal writing. I’ve done it before, but is strikes me that it’s about time for an updated list. As a caveat, I don’t pretend it’s objective or exhaustive, but it might be something that potential applicants would […]

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Tracking development dollars and government spending is a complex business. But the impact that this money can have on everyday lives is tremendous. From sanitation to health centres and job creation to environmental protection, government spending can be an important catalyst for development. So when that money goes missing or when it’s spent on things other than originally […]

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The following text was prepared by our grantee who are changing their name. We’ll let them explain why… We are changing our name. “Code for South Africa” has served us well, but it does not do justice to what we do: use data and technology to promote more informed decision making that drives social change. […]

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It can be hard to talk about failure, particularly when charities are competing for resources and recognition.  None of us likes to admit that things go wrong.  However, in the social change sector, if we want to take risks and innovate with new approaches, failures at times are inevitable.   As long as we move forward […]

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In January this year I was lucky enough to visit Ethiopia for the first time. During my time in Addis Ababa I was able to pay a visit to xHub and IceAddis, both hubs which are being supported by the Fund for Technology Innovation in sub-Saharan Africa this year. These were my first visits to […]

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With a general election coming up later this year, scrutiny of the Kenyan parliament should be stronger than usual. We hope that Mzalendo – one of the most respected and impartial sources of information on Kenya’s parliament – will feature heavily in that process. That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting them with a grant […]

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We have supported a large number of hubs from South Africa to Somaliland and Liberia to Nigeria. Some of these are still receiving funding from the Fund for Technology Innovation Hubs in sub-Saharan Africa while others have achieved sustainability and no longer require support. What follows is simply a brief description of each hub, what […]

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