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Shaky footage shot by ordinary citizens using mobile phones is now ubiquitous. Social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube are repositories for millions of such videos, including a great many documenting appalling incidents of human rights abuses around the world. Yet while new technologies are creating a new generation of human rights activists, they […]

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The Indigo team are delighted to announce a grant of £10,000 to Open Mind’s Open Question project. The grant will be used to cover the salary costs of two developers who will oversee the development of the new software, which will provide open-source tools combining custom software and printable how-to guidebooks that allow almost any […]

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ActivSpaces in Cameroon provides ‘an open space for technologists, investors, tech companies and local innovators’ to get together, discuss and collaborate. Business incubators such as this provide homegrown tech talents and entrepreneurs with a much needed opportunity to get their ideas off the ground. Innovative companies such as Kenya’s mobile money platform, M-Pesa, show that good […]

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One of the most well known slums in the world, Kibera in Nairobi appeared only as a blank on online maps until 2009, despite being home to more than 250,000 people. By training young people to use GPS mapping devices, Map Kibera was able to create the first-ever online map of the area with user-generated […]

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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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