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Africa Gathering will be hosting an event in the Thomas Reuters building in London on Friday 15th June which will be focusing on the role of tech hubs and start ups in stimulating private sector development and promoting social change across Africa. The Indigo Trust has covered the cost of flights and accomodation for hub […]

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I wanted to write a super short post about a fascinating dinner which I attended last night, hosted by The World Wide Web Foundation and Portland Communications, with Sir Tim Berners Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web as the guest speaker. The intimate event focused on the Web Index which they are developing, which […]

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If you’ve never pondered the question of whether mobile phones can improve the quality and uptake of sexual and reproductive health services among teenagers, then you’re not alone. Fortunately, however, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have considered the question and are using a grant from Indigo to test an SMS sexual health referral system for […]

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One of my colleagues has been producing some general updates from the world of ICT in Africa and we thought it was a good idea to share them with you. Major News Open Government Brasilia 2012 On the 17th and 18th April, Brazil hosted the first annual conference on open government, bringing together more than […]

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On Friday 15 June this year, Africa Gathering – a previous Indigo grantee – will be holding their annual London conference in Canary Wharf. The one-day event is aimed at developing and building relationships between funders, investors and businesses, as well as highlighting grassroots successes and emerging tech companies from across Africa. The conference will seek to […]

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Six months ago, we awarded the Wikimedia Foundation – the charitable organisation behind Wikipedia – a grant of £10,000 towards the costs of upgrading their mobile portal. Prior to the upgrade, the Wikimedia Foundation relied on a slow and fragile redirect that sent users with certain select smartphones to the portal, which served only high-end phones […]

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Indigo Founder and Director Fran Perrin was a co-signatory to this letter in the Sunday Telegraph on the issue of tax relief for charities. For more information on the issue please take a look at the Give It Back, George website.

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Our friends over at mySociety – the brains behind some of Britain’s best known transparency and democracy websites, like TheyWorkForYou, WriteToThem and the excellent FixMyTransport – seem to have been incredibly busy recently, so here’s a quick update on their latest developments: They’ve just hosted AlaveteliCon, a conference dedicated to users of Alaveteli, a piece […]

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Lagos, Nigeria – April 11, 2012 – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), an institution dedicated to the promotion and celebration of excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship across Africa, is partnering with Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHub), Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space dedicated to catalysing creative social technology ventures, in an effort to […]

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Kenya has a young population, with the 2009 census indicating that 78.31% of Kenyans are aged 34 or under, 5.9m of whom are voters. In the past, many candidates have appealed to this influential demographic to help them win election, but failed to deliver on their promises once in office. Youth Agenda believes that this […]

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