Organisation: Wikipedia

In a recent trip to the clinic, the first source of medical information my doctor turned to was not one of the many books lining his shelves, but to Wikipedia. If you want to find medical information quickly and have access to the internet, Wikipedia is likely to be one of the first places you […]

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Illiteracy is a huge problem in development, but even where people are literate there’s no guarantee that they are literate in English. The 54 states of Africa are home to more than 2,000 languages split across six major language families. Despite this, development agencies, NGOs and governments frequently lack the resources or skills to be […]

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As a relatively small funder one of the best ways we think we can achieve impact is by funding projects that are sustainable, scalable and/or replicable. One of our primary aims is to achieve long-term, lasting change in our field and the very best projects that come our way have a clearly defined strategy as […]

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Six months ago, we awarded the Wikimedia Foundation – the charitable organisation behind Wikipedia – a grant of £10,000 towards the costs of upgrading their mobile portal. Prior to the upgrade, the Wikimedia Foundation relied on a slow and fragile redirect that sent users with certain select smartphones to the portal, which served only high-end phones […]

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Having recently supported the Wikimedia Foundation with a grant to improve mobile access and editing facilities for Wikipedia users, we were delighted to hear the news that they had reached a deal with mobile operator Orange to provide free access to Wikipedia for Orange’s 70 million customers in the Middle East and Africa. This new […]

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At Indigo we recognise that we often don’t have all the answers, but that many of you will be able to solve at least part of the puzzle. If you’ve ever used Wikipedia or read Facebook in a language other than English, then you’re already acquainted with the concept of crowdsourcing (multiple people contributing separately […]

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We were delighted that Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation, was able to join us at our Power of Information conference last week. For those at the conference it was a unique opportunity to hear directly from one of the internet’s most influential people and a chance to gain an insight into the […]

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We’re thrilled to announce that Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and of the charitable organisation Wikimedia Foundation, has agreed to attend our Power of Information conference on 15 September.  Recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a recipient of the Time 100 Award, Wales is the driving force behind one of the most popular websites. From […]

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