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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
A recent article on ICTWorks asked whether smartphones were making SMS development projects obsolete. It’s an interesting question and one that begs a whole host of related issues: is radio really necessary when we have TV, is TV really necessary when we have online streaming, do we need newspapers in an age of digital news? […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
March was another exciting month for ICT and mobile developments in Africa. Here’s our monthly round-up of highlights ranging from Kenya’s elections to diplomatic Twitter rows in Nigeria! Enjoy…
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.
One of my colleagues has been producing some general updates from the world of ICT in Africa and we thought it was a good idea to share them with you. Major News Open Government Brasilia 2012 On the 17th and 18th April, Brazil hosted the first annual conference on open government, bringing together more than […]