The support offered by technology innovation hubs can be crucial for new start-ups. Hubs run loads of activities to support technologists and budding entrepreneurs including training and mentorship programmes, helping connect technologists to stakeholders and teaching kids to code. I wanted to share stories of some of the exciting start-ups coming out of the tech […]
As you may know, Indigo has been working alongside DOEN Foundation and Hivos Foundation running a fund to support tech innovation hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa. We believe that the best solutions to challenges are often devised locally. Through supporting technology innovation hubs, the fund aims to bring together, upskill and grow technology communities in African […]
The Open Government Partnership and other similar initiatives have resulted in government data including budgets, contracts and procurement processes being made publicly available in some countries. Elsewhere, civic groups are working hard to access such information, which is crucial if they are to hold government and other authorities to account. But releasing data in itself […]
The following is a progress report prepared Action Group for Democracy and Good Governance in Cameroon. To read more about the grant that we awarded AGDGG and its purpose, please take a look at this post. Non-violent Demonstration – AGDGG, Cameroon from indigotrust
Indigo grantee, Plan International, have kindly provided us with a case study of the work we funded them to do in Cameroon. Click on the document and you will be able to read the case study in full as summarised by 15-year-old Bilounga.
Recent grantee, Action Group for Democracy and Good Governance, have shared some photos with us that gives a flavour of the sort of work they’re doing to teach schoolchildren about the value of non-violent protest and civil resistance. You can read more about the grant here or, if you’d prefer, just have a flick through […]
It is, perhaps, stating the obvious that money approved by government doesn’t always get to where it’s needed. Whether you’re in Cameroon or Canda, Uganda or the United Kingdom, there is no guarantee that funds will reach where they are most needed. In countries where resources are stretched, this is a particularly acute problem and […]
Young people in Cameroon operate in a political and social context where corruption and abuse of power put great stresses on the educational establishment. Rather than tackle the issue head on, many young people see little hope for improvement and so disengage from politics completely. Instead, they prefer to find ways around this problem by […]
Academia Secundaria is a student information and resource management system designed for schools to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve management and administration designed by a team in Cameroon. The system is designed to be used by secondary schools, professional institutions and small universities. It allows school administrators to track student achievement and provide academic […]
This is the first in a mini-series of posts that will examine some of the lessons we have learnt from our funding of specific areas within our broader mission of using ICT to spur social innovation and change in Africa. The area in question today is agriculture.