Technology: Social media

A new report launched today examines how social tech ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa can be better supported to achieve greater impact. The study, written by Madeira-ITI and developed in partnership between Comic Relief, Indigo Trust and Nominet Trust looks at emerging technologies and their role in current development practice. In addition, it offers practical and […]

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I’ve been taking a look at our web and social media analytics for the last couple of weeks now and there are a few things that just don’t make any sense to me. If you have answers to any of the mysteries below, please let us know on Twitter (@indigotrust) or through our Facebook page: […]

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Expanding a service to a new country is never easy and always carries a degree of risk, but when it works the impact can be huge. That’s why we have decided to support Nigerian budget monitoring organisation, BudgIT, as they seek to establish a Sierra Leonean outpost of their organisation. Using many of the same […]

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With a general election coming up later this year, scrutiny of the Kenyan parliament should be stronger than usual. We hope that Mzalendo – one of the most respected and impartial sources of information on Kenya’s parliament – will feature heavily in that process. That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting them with a grant […]

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It’s hard to trust our leaders. Across the globe, the gap between rich and poor is widening while seldom a week passes without a political figure or big brand being exposed for avoiding tax, involvement in corrupt practices or making decisions that blatantly work against the public good. Now more than ever, it is critical […]

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At Indigo, we are keen to provide more than simply funding and recognise that advice and knowledge sharing can be just as important. Recent work in South Africa has focused on the importance of media and communications to an organisation’s work. This blog post by our grantee, ODAC, reflects on some of the lessons they […]

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When people talk of ‘brand awareness’, ‘PR gurus’ or the importance of ‘staying on message’, my immediate reaction is to scream ‘charlatan!’ and beat a hasty retreat. It’s not that I question the wisdom or value of having a good public image or doubt the benefits that positive media coverage can bring to an organisation; I just […]

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The following blog post is reproduced from the ODAC website. The original post can be found here. Non-governmental organisations can be surprisingly slow to adapt (well, perhaps not surprising to all). Particularly when it comes to social media and marketing, there seems little energy to adapt and utilise this consistently shifting but powerful world to […]

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One of the key challenges faced by our grantees is raising the profile of their work. In what can so often be a very crowded sector, it can be difficult for small organisations to be heard. Sure, many people are familiar with the big NGOs, but how does a small NGO go about raising its […]

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The list of things you can now do over a web or mobile platform is vast and continues to grow. For many, the days when a phone was for – you know – phoning people are a bygone age, a quaint and fading memory that our grandchildren will scarce believe. If you want to contact […]

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