Tag: Ghana

The UK’s Department for International Development is currently conducting research into a new programme, tentatively called Start Up! As the name would suggest, this new programme could see DFID starting to support entrepreneurship and start-up ventures in a big way for the very first time. I say ‘could’, as the programme has yet to be […]

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The Grameen Foundation believes that mobile technology holds out great potential to save lives and improve health. Their belief that believe that delivering relevant and actionable information over mobile phones will encourage individuals (either patients or providers) to take action that will improve health outcomes led them to develop the MOTECH system. Currently being used […]

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In an age when many of us read our news online or watch on TV, it’s easy to forget the importance of newspapers in many parts of the world. We were delighted when one of our grantees, the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, got in touch with us to share some news clippings about their project:

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The Farmerline team on Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013 launched the Farmerline pilot project at a workshop organized by USAID Aquafish Innovation Lab in the Western Region of Ghana. Over 200 fish farmers and aquaculture workers poised to learn about Aquaculture Best Management Practices (ABMPs), fish marketing and post-harvest processing participated in the workshop.  Farmerline is […]

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Indigo has awarded £30,000 to iSpace Foundation for the start-up costs of iSpace; a new techinnovation hub in Accra, Ghana.

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Following the success of TheyWorkforYou.com and the Kenyan version Mzalendo.com, Indigo has awarded mySociety £40,000 for the expansion of these innovative political watchdog sites across sub-Saharan Africa.

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The Ghana Anti-corruption Coalition (GACC) is a cross-sectoral grouping of public, private and civil society organizations with a vision to create a society in which transparency, accountability and integrity are upheld. We have recently awarded them a grant of £10,000 towards the costs of their Health Legends SMS platform. Efficient and effective healthcare continues to […]

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A bit later than planned, but here are some stories that have caught our eye over the last few weeks: Good Governance Transparency International launch SMS corruption monitoring With Zimbabwe ranking 154/183 countries for corruption perception, Transparency International Zimbabwe have launched a corruption monitoring SMS application which will allow citizens to report corruption from their […]

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Fish farming in Ghana is probably not the first thing you think about when you wake up. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t give it a moment’s thought either, although today was different as we have just awarded Farmerline a grant of £5,200 to enable them to pilot their SMS and voice-based system with a group of Ghanaian […]

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Indigo has just awarded grant of £9,400.18 to Hutspace, a Ghanaian web development company, who, in collaboration with mySociety are creating a parliamentary monitoring site for Ghana. The site, Odekro, went live this weekend and we thought it best to let Emmanuel Okyere who has been leading the project to tell you what the project […]

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