Technology: Mobile

Grassroot is a platform for community organisers and social movements to organise their neighbours. It consists of purpose-built tools that solve real problems for people who want to take action. It connects such leaders to each other, and allow the easy aggregation and analysis of the issues they tackle. Through this grant, we are supporting Grassroot […]

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Given the ubiquity of mobile technology across emerging markets, many start-ups are understandably keen to discover how best they can work with mobile operators. Conversely, many operators want to partner with innovative start-ups to stay relevant and add value, but may not know where to begin. New research from GSMA unpicks some of these issues […]

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We’re delighted to be launching the new Indigo Trust website. We chose to revamp the site to make it easier to navigate and more intuitive to use for potential applicants, partners and others, while also making use of the open data streams we have published for several years about the grants that we make. While […]

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Back in 2014 we announced we had awarded a grant to Amandla.mobi, a South African group that helps citizens organise and support a variety of social justice campaigns. In this interview, Amandla speak to PowerFM about their work and exploiting the potential of widespread mobile phone ownership:  

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The following post was kindly provided by our grantee, myAgro, and features some stories from farmers they are supporting in Mali and Senegal. To read more about this grant, please visit our recent blog post announcing the award.

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As I write this post, I’m sat about a kilometre away from the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British Parliament. I can think of few institutions more in thrall to tradition and old ways of doing things than the British Parliament. Indeed, parliaments worldwide seem to revel in rituals and traditions expressed through […]

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Money burns a hole in my pocket… but then again I will store matches and notes in the same place. As anyone who’s ever saved up for anything can tell you, discipline is key. It takes a conscious effort to put aside money each month rather than go out and spend it there and then. And […]

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Back in November, we announced that we had awarded a grant to Magilatech, a Tanzanian start-up pioneering an innovative approach to parliamentary information. The idea is a voice service that citizens can call through any mobile phone to listen live to parliamentary debates. Citizens will also be able to voice their own opinions on the matters under […]

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Ethiopia has a low proportion of secondary-school-age children in education and those that are do not necessarily receive a high quality, engaging learning experience. Rote learning, overcrowding, poor training and a lack of infrastructure are just some of the challenges facing Ethiopian schools. AhadooTec is an organisation trying to change this through its innovative approach […]

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Bluetooth technology has been around for a while now – so it’s hardly cutting edge any longer. But for Media Matters for Women, it has offered an easy, offline way of reaching remote communities with health information on Ebola where other technologies would surely have failed. A few months ago, we announced that we would […]

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