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Today Al Jazeera published my article on the role of new tech in the upcoming Nigerian elections.  In turbulent times, the result is unpredictable but I’m proud of all the organisations on the ground who are giving their all to ensure that marginalised voices aren’t ignored and government decisions are being watched.  You can read […]

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Much of the following post is taken directly from an end-of-grant report submitted to us by CIPESA. Appendices and personal details have been removed. Background In June 2013, The Indigo Trust supported the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) with a grant of £12,000 towards documenting and monitoring health services […]

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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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Over the past couple of years Indigo has developed a sizeable portfolio of partner organisations and funded projects that attempt to increase accountability and transparency in Africa by utilising ICT. We have found this to be hard work indeed! Measuring impact and selecting projects that will challenge those in power in a constructive yet meaningful […]

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Last year, we announced that we had funded a project to monitor service delivery in northern Uganda to be carried out by CIPESA in collaboration with the local journalism organisation, NUMEC. Since then, they have been busy collecting data on government commitments in northern Uganda as laid down in the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan […]

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Here’s February’s selection of interesting articles, blogs, websites and graphics. Kenya March 4th see Kenyans go to the polls to elect MPs, Senators, and their next President. After the painful experience of election violence in 2007 many organisations are determined to help Kenya succeed in having peaceful, free and fair elections.

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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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It’s estimated that in the aftermath of the 2007 Kenyan presidential elections, more than 1,000 people lost their lives in politically and ethnically-motivated violence. Communication technologies – and in particular mobile phones – played a key role in spreading hate messages and inflaming tensions within and between communities. Sisi ni Amani Kenya (SNA-K), a peace-building […]

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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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There is huge potential for economic growth and social change in Ghana.  Freedom of speech and association are encouraged, Freedom of Information laws have been passed and democratic processes are fitting into place.  The government has committed to the Open Government Partnership and the infrastructure around Accra is relatively good.  There is still a lot […]

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