It’s hard to trust our leaders. Across the globe, the gap between rich and poor is widening while seldom a week passes without a political figure or big brand being exposed for avoiding tax, involvement in corrupt practices or making decisions that blatantly work against the public good. Now more than ever, it is critical […]
At Indigo Trust, we believe that the best solutions to a country’s challenges are likely to be devised locally. We see an important role for technology innovation hubs in supporting local technology driven innovation. Through providing state-of-the-art facilities, events, mentorship, training and networking opportunities to technology communities across Sub-Saharan Africa, innovation hubs help to grow, […]
The over 11 million leaked files in the Panama Papers reminded us how very intertwined the worlds of business and politics have become. Illicit financial flows are costing Africa over $50 billion every ten years. Greater transparency is needed to address this. I’ve written a Huffington Post article to discuss what needs to be done […]
The Indigo Trust was lucky enough to have the chance to talk to management teams from technology innovation hubs across Africa to better understand how they generate income and how they build and support their communities so that they can stimulate innovation, build viable products and tackle social challenges. We also explored how hubs are […]
Loren recently wrote an article for the April edition of Source: Sustainable Development Magazine which focuses on why it’s worth taking risks by investing in African start-ups. It speaks about lots of our grantees and describes the journey we’ve taken with Co-Creation Hub from its inception to one of Africa’s leading innovation spaces. Click here to read […]
Today, Damian Radcliffe published an article in Nuviun based on an interview with me on our work in the field of mHealth and eHealth. You can read the article here. It gives an overview of some of the projects we support and reminds us to be realistic when planning interventions.
South Africa has a very high rate of cellphone usage, even among the poor. Could such technology help people keep government accountable? Read Loren Treisman’s recent article in Africa’s Mail & Guardian here .
Loren Treisman’s article for the Huffington Post looks at how technology, when used as part of a well devised programme, has huge potential to transform the relationship between citizens and government. Read the full article here.