Just before Christmas we asked many of our grantees about their biggest successes and challenges over the course of 2012. Here’s what ActivSpaces – a two-time Indigo grantee – had to say:
Way back in September 2011 Indigo made a grant of £7,000 to the Co-Creation Hub in Nigeria to be used in support of Zubair Abubakar’s Nigerian Constitution App. Now, at the beginning of 2013 we thought we’d share with you the App’s progress during a very successful 2012.
We’ve been approached about an exciting opportunity that some of our beneficiaries and followers might be interested in! Every year the Sunlight Foundation holds its annual “unconference” called TransparencyCamp in Washington DC. The Sunlight Foundation works on many aspects of government accountability and transparency in the United States and around the world.
Indigo has made a grant of £15,310 to RLabs South Africa for the establishment, in association with the Namibia Business Innovation Centre (NBIC), of RLabs Namibia. RLabs seeks to provide young technology entrepreneurs with the skills, tools and design training to create socially focussed ICT solutions.
Today, Loren Treisman’s guest blog post for humanipo has been published! In it she makes Indigo’s case for the power of ICT to drive social change in Africa and gives many a mention to some of our fabulous grantees! You can read Loren’s guest post here.
‘What’s your favourite piece of legislation?’ maybe isn’t the greatest chat-up line in history, but it’s a great way to start a lecture on legislation as data. This was how The National Archives’ John Sheridan kicked off his fascinating talk last week at the Open Data Institute in London. John is the driving force behind […]
It’s been a while since I was in New York for the TABridge Workshop organised by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, but I’ve finally got around to blogging about it. The event brought together donors and practitioners from Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the US with an interest in transparency, budget data and natural […]
We like to know what our grantees are up to – not because we want to play the role of Big Brother, but because we are genuinely interested in the progress of projects, the hurdles they have faced and the successes they’ve enjoyed. More than that, though, we like to be as open and transparent […]
Following the success of TheyWorkforYou.com and the Kenyan version Mzalendo.com, Indigo has awarded mySociety £40,000 for the expansion of these innovative political watchdog sites across sub-Saharan Africa.