Technology: Mobile

The following is a guest post kindly prepared by Hope Through Health (HTH) about the mhealth project we funded them to carry out in Togo. In fall 2013, Hope Through Health (HTH) was fortunate to receive a generous grant from Indigo Trust to implement CommCare – a mobile health platform – with their partner organization, AED-Lidaw, in […]

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On 30th June and 1st July Code4SA partnered with Creative Commons and Silicon Cape Initiative to run an open data unconference (funded by us).

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The following is a guest blog post kindly provided by Christian Aid about a project we funded them and their local partner, Northern Aid, to carry out in Kenya. Last year, Christian Aid and Kenyan NGO Northern Aid were fortunate to team up with the Indigo Trust to trial an innovative water payment system in […]

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Giving HIV Positive adolescents in South Africa the support they need to overcome social isolation and stigma The following is a guest blog post kindly prepared by Indigo grantee, SHM Foundation The SHM Foundation over the past few years has been designing and implementing a support group model for those living and affected by HIV/AIDS […]

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The Indigo Trust has awarded a grant of £15,000 to FarmNet, an ICT4Ag start-up in Rwanda. Smallholder farmers are at the heart of the Rwandan government’s strategy to achieve a ‘Green Revolution’ to feed the quickly expanding capital, Kigali. However, a fragmented supply chain has translated the increase in production into an ever-increasing surplus. The benefits […]

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The University of Cape Town‘s Graduate School of Business publishes a fascinating quarterly magazine on social innovation called Inside:Out which looks at how innovation can happen from within African countries.  I’ve written an article on pages 16-19.  It discusses how technology is being used to improve transparency and hold governments to account.  It also explores […]

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Check out this slideshow of photos provided courtesy of Elliot Rowe Photography from our Press Breakfast and Hack Hackers events in Cape Town (in association with Africa Media Initiative and Code4SA).  You can read all about the events here and our Hack Hackers in Johannesburg (in association with Africa Media Initiative and Jozi Hub) here.

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Tomorrow, South Africans will go to the ballot box to vote for President, 20 years since the start of democracy.  I wrote this article for the Guardian about the role of technology in enabling citizens to make more informed choices, more effectively campaign and hold government to account.  It also talks about how technology could be […]

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‘Across sub-Saharan Africa as a whole only about a quarter of adults have accounts at formal financial institutions, and only 3% have credit cards.’ Given this state of affairs, it’s hardly surprising that Africa has developed some unique and innovative ways of banking, saving and accessing credit. From the phenomenal success of mobile banking solutions […]

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Efiko is a mobile social quiz platform designed for school students in Nigeria to enhance learning through self-assessment with topical quizzes tied to the national school curriculum. Efiko is freely available as a mobile web (for all internet enabled mobile phones), Android app and Blackberry app.

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