Organisation: iHub

I’ve written another article for CNN.  This article explores how increasing access to information, strengthening civil society, amplifying the citizen voice and supporting professionals who are providing services to society’s poorest should result in positive change for society.  It mentions lots of our grantees.  Find out who by reading it here.

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Back in March we announced a grant to iHub in Kenya to help them host a hackathon focused on water access and safety issues in the country. Five months on, here’s an update on how they got on, in their own words:

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The definite highlight of attending Re:publica was the gathering of African Tech Hubs taking place there, organised by AfriLabs.  Having recently appointed a new Director Tayo Akinyemi, their role is to strengthen collaboration between Africa’s tech hubs, creating a Pan-African movement and creating mutual benefit by working collectively.  

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We’re back again with our monthly round up of what has caught our attention through April. This month spans our usual wide range of interests; everything from innovation tech-hubs to the extent to which your government might be interfering with your experience of Google. Enjoy!

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Access to clean, affordable and safe water is one of the most bsic rights we enjoy, although in Kenya environmental, economic and political considerations mean that the country is facing a severe water crisis. The solution to this problem will likely be vast, complex and costly, but civil society is working on the issue of […]

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Indigo has made a grant of £15,310 to RLabs South Africa for the establishment, in association with the Namibia Business Innovation Centre (NBIC), of RLabs Namibia. RLabs seeks to provide young technology entrepreneurs with the skills, tools and design training to create socially focussed ICT solutions.

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Back in March Indigo awarded £30,000 to the KINU Group in Tanzania to set up an innovation hub in Tanzania. In only seven months the progress made by the KINU team has been so impressive we thought we’d share some of their work with you.

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As many of you may know, we have been supporting technology innovation and incubation hubs across Africa over the last 18 months. According to the Africa Hubs Crowdmap there are some 70+ hubs of various types across the continent. These range from technology hubs and business incubators to hackerspaces and university tech labs. In essence, […]

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We are glad to announce that we have awarded iHub Research a grant of £10,000 to go towards their research programme on ICT hubs across Africa. For more information on this grant, please see this blog post written by the iHub Research team. We’re very excited to be partnering with iHub Research on this project, […]

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The Indigo Trust was fortunate enough to be in a position to fly over the managers of some of Africa’s leading tech spaces/’hubs’ to participate in sessions at Africa Gathering London on 15th June 2012.  They joined funders, techies and social change enthusiasts to share best practice and showcase their work, whilst exploring the themes of: […]

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