Technology: Social media

Being on Facebook or Twitter doesn’t mean you understand how to make the most out of social media for your charity. That’s why we recently supported Sarah Hartley to undertake some training with our South African grantees on social media – how to find the right platform, how to get your content noticed and how […]

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According to an IBM report released last week, Africa can beat the technology adoption gap.  The report concludes that the opportunities presented by ICT for development and for growth remain attainable for the fast-moving African ICT sector and beyond.  Crucially, this is contingent on proper investment in ICT infrastructure. It’s therefore good news that January […]

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When it comes to parliamentary monitoring, setting up a website is the easy bit. The real test of effectiveness is whether you can find an audience for that site and whether that audience can make an impact.

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In October 2012, when the Follow The Money Team were developing their website, little did they know that the hashtag #SaveBagega was going to reach a staggering 600,000 people from over 100 countries. Consequently, putting more pressure on the government of Nigeria to attend to the urgent need of this ailing community. I have it […]

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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.

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Back in September we awarded Agro-Hub £5,700 to use for core costs. Here’s a quick update with how they’ve been getting on. Agro-Hub finished 2012 on a high with the completion of its SMS Deck which will allow farmers to see more of the agricultural conversation going on within the Agro-Hub network. It works a […]

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Here’s February’s selection of interesting articles, blogs, websites and graphics. Kenya March 4th see Kenyans go to the polls to elect MPs, Senators, and their next President. After the painful experience of election violence in 2007 many organisations are determined to help Kenya succeed in having peaceful, free and fair elections.

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Our “In the News” post took a month off for December, but now it’s back with a selection of stories that caught our eye as 2012 turned to 2013!

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This week, I was invited to present at Mobile Web Africa 2012 in Johannesburg, an international conference exploring the ways in which the internet and applications on mobile phones are contributing to economic growth, supporting businesses and social change in Africa. It was an exciting and interactive event, with presentations, panels and roundtable discussions.  A […]

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Last Thursday, Indigo’s very own trustees, Fran and William Perrin, in collaboration with the Institute for Philanthropy, hosted a webinar that explored the ways in which donors and charities can harness the power of social media. The previous day, I participated in a Guardian Q and A that examined how charities can benefit from joining […]

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