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With more than three million Nigerians and almost half a million Senegalese using Facebook, it’s little surprise that some organisations are beginning to make the most of social networking. One World is no exception and it is with great pleasure that we can announce a grant of £13,000 to help them establish a Facebook page […]

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We’re delighted that our conference was such a tremendous success and are grateful to all of you who have taken part.  I’d like to take this opportunity to summarise the announcements which Indigo made on the day.  Further details can be found in the linked blog posts. In the transparency space, a grant of £10 […]

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The Indigo team would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who made yesterday’s Power of Information conference such a success. We were delighted to see so many of you at the event and we hope you all found the day as productive as we did. We’d like to send a special thanks to […]

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Time has passed quickly and we now have only 3 days to go until our conference – The Power of Information: new technologies for philanthropy and development.  We’re really excited and can’t wait to meet you all in person and catch up with some familiar faces.  We’ve got a fantastic line up of prestigious speakers […]

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We’re thrilled to announce that Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and of the charitable organisation Wikimedia Foundation, has agreed to attend our Power of Information conference on 15 September.  Recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a recipient of the Time 100 Award, Wales is the driving force behind one of the most popular websites. From […]

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Having previously supported FrontlineSMS, the Indigo team have been following their progress with interest. At present, the FrontlineSMS:Radio team are developing a new platform that ‘will assist community radio stations to interact dynamically with audiences by harnessing the power of SMS text messaging’. As part of this, the team are conducting a pilot with ten […]

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Increasing numbers of philanthropic organisations are getting to grips with social media and beginning to understand how it can impact and influence their own work and approach to grantmaking. For others, however, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and similar online platforms remain something of a mystery. Demystifying this world and showing funders how social media can enrich their organisations […]

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If recent events in the Arab Spring have highlighted anything, it is the key role played by mobile phones in the fields of democracy, human rights and governance. As part of their work to investigate and document the crucial role played by mobile technologies around the world, MobileActive are preparing a report on the State […]

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A challenge faced by many organisations is how to scale up successful interventions, programmes and projects so that other groups or individuals around the world can replicate them. UK-based mySociety, which develops websites which enable greater transparency and openness, believes it may have found one solution and we are delighted to announce that, having supported […]

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In a country where the life expectancy is 53 years, HIV prevalence is 3.6% and where over 20% of the population have unmet family planning needs, Nigeria’s health system is in need of support.  During my trip to Lagos, I came across some interesting organisations which are coming up with innovative information technology based solutions […]

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