Today we welcome back Guest blogger Teddy Ruge of Project Diaspora. Teddy is a mobile technology enthusiast and blogs frequently about the African ICT sectors and it’s effects on development. He has served on several panel discussions related to Africa, the role of the African Diaspora and Africa’s emerging technology space.
We got in touch with Loren Treisman, Trust Executive of the Indigo Trust in London. The Indo Trust is looking to support ICT4D projects on the continent championed by members of the Diaspora. Of course we are giddy as these are two of the biggest ingredients in our daily meal here at PD – the Diaspora and technology. So if you are working on something that matches the description below, then you need to get in contact with Loren, like pronto. We encourage you to spread the word about this fabulous opportunity. If you know anyone or group working in this arena, please do pass along the information.
If you’d like to comment, or have questions that you think would benefit everyone, please do leave them in the comments for Loren and he’ll be more than happy to reply for clarification.
The Indigo Trust is a charitable trust. We are currently exploring ways of promoting information equality and democratic transparency among disadvantaged people and communities in Africa. We are also interested in supporting innovative ICT4D projects in any field including health and adult literacy. Recent grant recipients include My Society, the democracy and transparency charity.
We are interested in the role that Diaspora communities can play in this process, generally and particularly in countries where people’s safety may be put at risk through engagement in this sort of work. If you are a member of a Diaspora community and have projects/ideas of how to use ICT in a way that can aid democratic transparency or development, we would love to hear from you.
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