Technology: Facebook

With just 23% of schools in Nigeria providing life skills-based HIV education and just 25% of those aged between 15 and 24 able to correctly identify effective ways of preventing HIV transmission, there is a clear and demonstrable need for investment in sexual health education. Indigo is delighted, therefore, to announce a grant of £10,000 […]

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Shaky footage shot by ordinary citizens using mobile phones is now ubiquitous. Social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube are repositories for millions of such videos, including a great many documenting appalling incidents of human rights abuses around the world. Yet while new technologies are creating a new generation of human rights activists, they […]

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With more than three million Nigerians and almost half a million Senegalese using Facebook, it’s little surprise that some organisations are beginning to make the most of social networking. One World is no exception and it is with great pleasure that we can announce a grant of £13,000 to help them establish a Facebook page […]

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Increasing numbers of philanthropic organisations are getting to grips with social media and beginning to understand how it can impact and influence their own work and approach to grantmaking. For others, however, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and similar online platforms remain something of a mystery. Demystifying this world and showing funders how social media can enrich their organisations […]

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Last week, the Indigo team attended Africa Gathering’s 2011 conference at the Guardian’s offices in London. Founded on the principle that sharing information is key to the continent’s development, Africa Gathering provides a space for technophiles, thinkers, entrepreneurs and funders to come together ‘to talk about positive change in sustainable development, technology, social networking, leadership, […]

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Organised by Bond, held at CAFOD and with guest speakers from Tactical Technology and Indigo-funded FrontlineSMS, Incorporating ICT into Southern Advocacy was an afternoon of participatory workshops aimed at those in the international development community. The afternoon touched on issues as diverse as the power of social media, the role of mobiles and crowdsourcing technologies and the use of […]

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