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Tech presents us with huge opportunities to address some of society’s biggest problems. Earlier this year, Indigo co-funded an exciting new project with the British Council to see whether a diverse set of players including techies, an innovation hub, civil society and creatives could work together to develop a tech solution which, when integrated into […]

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As a rule, we do not support projects or organisations in North Africa. A couple of years ago, though, we were very excited to see a parliamentary monitoring project starting up in Morocco and so we decided to help get it off the ground. Fast forward to now and Nouabook has become the go-to place […]

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In Sierra Leone, years of civil war and the Ebola crisis have severely impacted on development outcomes.  The illiteracy rate is around 70% and 70% of young people are unemployed or underemployed.  Civil society is weak, fragmented and under-funded and there are few initiatives supporting young people to upskill, gain livelihoods and have their voices […]

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Rightly or wrongly, elections sit firmly at the centre of modern-day democracies. But how many of us are truly informed? What access do we enjoy to really impartial content that is not trying to spin us a particular line or get us behind one party or another? Ghana is no stranger to this problem and […]

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This is the third post about the hubs being supported by the Joint Hub Fund and the exciting start-ups which are emerging from them. Do have a look at my previous posts on ActivSpaces and Hive Colab. This final post looks at iSpace in Ghana. iSpace supports budding entrepreneurs with all their business needs while […]

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We’ve been working closely with a number of groups in Uganda which are working hard to enable citizens to combat corruption and work with government and others to improve service delivery. We’ve experimented with a user design process involving mySociety, Hive Colab and Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda in partnership with the British Council (who co-funded the […]

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We’re excited to be sharing stories of some of the great start-ups coming out of tech hubs which are being supported by the Joint Hub Fund. Stories of some of the start-ups being supported in Cameroon by ActivSpaces can be found here. Today we’re looking at Hive Colab in Uganda. Hive Colab’s aim is to […]

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The support offered by technology innovation hubs can be crucial for new start-ups. Hubs run loads of activities to support technologists and budding entrepreneurs including training and mentorship programmes, helping connect technologists to stakeholders and teaching kids to code. I wanted to share stories of some of the exciting start-ups coming out of the tech […]

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For many start-ups, raising sufficient funds to go beyond an interesting idea to create a viable business or social enterprise can be a real headache. Limited information, high risk and lack of funding structures can all prevent potential investors from risking their capital, even where they are well disposed to supporting the next generation of leaders. 

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The following post is reproduced with kind permission of the Water Point Data Exchange. The original can be found here. The Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx) is pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership with the Indigo Trust, a leading funder of technology-driven solutions that bring about social change in Africa. This new […]

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