During a trip to Cameroon in March, I came across a couple of interesting organisations, which are starting to take advantage of technology to stimulate social change. iVission are an impressive local NGO working on a range of ICT projects aimed at empowering people to stimulate social change. They run Techno-holidays which have involved training […]
Organisation: FrontlineSMS Radio
On the 12th June, FrontlineSMS launched Version 2 of their award-winning open source software, which enables users to send and receive text messages with large groups of people without requiring Internet access.
The concept of Appropriate Technology is one that has been around for a while. In essence, ‘AT is technology that is suitable for the environmental, cultural and economic conditions in which the technology is intended to be used’ (Reijswoud, 2009). What this means is that any organisation considering using technology as part of its programmes, […]
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 […]
The Indigo Trust has awarded a grant of £10, 000 to Africa Gathering (£5000 towards ICT4D conference costs and £5000 for business support). Africa Gathering is a unique new platform of change that exposes African ideas and innovations in the field of ICT4D and beyond so that they can be recognised, adopted and celebrated. They […]