Tag: Ghana

Rightly or wrongly, elections sit firmly at the centre of modern-day democracies. But how many of us are truly informed? What access do we enjoy to really impartial content that is not trying to spin us a particular line or get us behind one party or another? Ghana is no stranger to this problem and […]

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This is the third post about the hubs being supported by the Joint Hub Fund and the exciting start-ups which are emerging from them. Do have a look at my previous posts on ActivSpaces and Hive Colab. This final post looks at iSpace in Ghana. iSpace supports budding entrepreneurs with all their business needs while […]

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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 […]

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Back in 2013, we provided Grameen Foundation with a £15,000 grant to support their work to improve maternal and newborn health in rural communities in Ghana. With West Africa suffering some of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world (Ghana’s 380 deaths per 100,000 live births compares to 8 per 100,000 in the UK), […]

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Often when reporting back on projects we’ve funded, we summarise a nicely edited report from our grantee. The reports are useful and provide us with a wealth of information on what works or doesn’t. But sometimes that means we don’t get to hear from the people on the ground – the farmers, patients or health […]

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The following is a press release prepared by Indigo grantee, Farmerline, regarding their work to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Ebola is Spreading  The Ebola outbreak appears to be far from over. As of 29 September, 6,574 cases of the hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus have been reported in Liberia, Guinea, […]

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The following is a guest post kindly prepared by Indigo grantee, Farmerline. In our final year at university, we (Emmanuel Owusu Addai and Alloysius Attah) felt very lucky and privileged at having made it that far. We wanted to give back to our family and the communities that supported us. In 2010, Mobile Web Ghana Entrepreneurship Program […]

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It’s true, British people love to talk about the weather. In fact, according to some it is our top national trait. The Indigo team were delighted, therefore, when a Swedish-Ghanaian weather forecasting company, Ignitia, got in touch with us to discuss the work they were doing in West Africa. And we’re delighted to announce that […]

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Just over a year ago we announced a grant to the Ghanaian organisation, Hutspace, to produce Ghana’s first parliamentary monitoring website, Odekro. Working in conjunction with mySociety, Hutspace launched the site just ahead of last year’s election. Despite a peak in page views around the election, usage of the site has been comparatively low. Recognising […]

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With fibre optic broadband reaching Somalia and the launch of Africa’s first ‘indigenous’ smartphone in Nigeria, November saw a lot of causes for optimism in ICT in Africa. The Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Economy 2013, released by GSMA, has further stoked high expectations in the sector, predicting that mobile technology would create 6.6 million jobs in the region by […]

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