Organisation: ActionAid

Back in September 2011 the Indigo Trust made a grant of £10,000 to ActionAid to support a project they were undertaking to map instances of rural land-grabbing in Tanzania.

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Last year, we announced that we had awarded a grant to ActionAid to help them build an online tool to map incidents of land grabbing in rural Tanzania. Last week, I caught up with the ActionAid UK team at their London offices and this was what they had to say about the project: Our focus […]

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Overall Tanzania is an interesting country to work in. Tribalism has been virtually eliminated thanks to Nyerere’s early policies and freedom of speech is improving.  High levels of poverty, challenges in service delivery and political processes remain hindrances to development.  However, there is a large civil society, particularly in terms of international NGO presence and […]

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In the first of this series of blog posts on what we look for in potential grantees, I want to focus on the relationship between technology and social impact. At Indigo, we’re interested in technology, but passionate about social change.

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We recently announced that we have funded ActionAid in support of a project to map incidents of land grabbing in rural Tanzania. It’s a huge problem affecting vast swathes of the country, as the following update from ActionAid clearly shows: Halima and her community lost their land to a UK biofuels company.  They were promised […]

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Indigo is delighted to announce a grant of £10,000 to ActionAid in support of a project to map incidents of land grabbing in rural Tanzania. With about 435,840 hectares of land earmarked for biofuels production in Tanzania, land grabbing by foreign investors is a considerable problem. In collaboration with local and international partners, ActionAid will use […]

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