Here we are at the end of June and already halfway through 2013! So much has happened here at Indigo Trust, but as usual this post takes a quick look at what’s caught our eye in the news and among our peers. Enjoy! The BBC take a closer look at ICT in Ethiopia which is […]
We thought we would share with you some exciting figures from the One World project ‘Learning about Living’ in Senegal. Learning about Living projects use social media and the internet to educate young people about healthy relationships, safe sex and HIV/AIDS.
Over the past couple of years Indigo has developed a sizeable portfolio of partner organisations and funded projects that attempt to increase accountability and transparency in Africa by utilising ICT. We have found this to be hard work indeed! Measuring impact and selecting projects that will challenge those in power in a constructive yet meaningful […]
The definite highlight of attending Re:publica was the gathering of African Tech Hubs taking place there, organised by AfriLabs. Having recently appointed a new Director Tayo Akinyemi, their role is to strengthen collaboration between Africa’s tech hubs, creating a Pan-African movement and creating mutual benefit by working collectively.
After almost 2 month’s in West Africa, I flew straight into Berlin for the Re:publica Conference, one of the world’s leading gatherings of techies and social activists, exploring how technology can help improve society across a huge range of themes. It’s almost impossible to summarise the whole conference, which covered themes as varied as culture, […]
The typical depiction of technological innovation is one that goes from a lab or company in the US or Europe to the markets of the developed worlds and then, after a certain period of time, spreads to all other parts of the world. Working in the field of tech for social change, however, makes you […]
When we first heard about smartphone apps of constitutions, it’s fair to say that we were a little sceptical. Who would use their precious data allowance to download an app that made it easier to search through a dry legal document? Well, in the case of Nigeria the answer is ‘more than half a million […]
In April last year, we announced that we had awarded a grant to Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to allow them to develop and trial an SMS referral system aimed at providing young people with better access to sexual health services. The idea was that patients would visit an informal drug store in their village, […]
This is the first in a mini-series of posts that will examine some of the lessons we have learnt from our funding of specific areas within our broader mission of using ICT to spur social innovation and change in Africa. The area in question today is agriculture.