Dr Loren TreismanExecutive: Indigo Trust
• The Indigo Trust is a UK based grant making foundation that funds  technology-driven projects to bring about social chan...
What factors enable success of a mobile project          which aims to serve rural communities?•   Run by passionate indiv...
A Role for Innovation Hubs
Our Grantees in the Agriculture Space
Agriculture• Agricultural extension services-iCow, Question  Box, Grameen Foundation-trusted intermediaries• Market Prices...
Agriculture• Integrated Business Solutions-Manobi, Logistimo, Esoko• Financial Services-m-Pesa, Musoni, FrontlineSMS Credi...
Our Grantees in the Health Sector
Health• Health Information-Young Africa Live,  Cell Life, Medic mobile, MOTECH• Support-SHM Foundation,  Youth for Tech• A...
Health• Drug Authentication-mPedigree, Sproxil• Data Collection-EpiCollect,  EpiSurveyer, Child Count• Data Management-iBi...
Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability         & Citizen Participation: Open Data
Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability & Citizen          Participation: Connecting to Local Media
Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability &        Citizen Participation: Citizen Reporting
Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability &         Citizen Participation: Digital Mapping
Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability & Citizen              Participation: Supporting Activists
How Indigo Trust Supports Such Projects• Providing small, high risk grants to not-for-profit & social  enterprises which c...
Factors for Consideration• The best solutions to Africa’s challenges will be devised by  Africans• Need to build local cap...
• Social start-ups are tough-accept high failure rate, time for  profit• Data costs are still prohibitively high,  esp. fo...
Thanks for Listening        Any Questions?          Dr Loren Treismanhttp://indigotrust.wordpress.com/Twitter: @indigotrus...
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A presentation given by Loren Treisman of the Indigo Trust during the Africa.com Conference 2012. The presentation looks at the use of mobile and web technologies to support rural communities across Africa.

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Africa.com: Supporting Rural Communities (Indigo Trust)

  1. 1. Dr Loren TreismanExecutive: Indigo Trust
  2. 2. • The Indigo Trust is a UK based grant making foundation that funds technology-driven projects to bring about social change in Africa• The Trust focuses mainly on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment• We also support innovative tech-driven projects which support development outcomes in any social sector including the health, education, human rights and agricultural spheres• We believe that if people have the ability to access, share and create information, then they are empowered to make positive changes in their own lives and communities
  3. 3. What factors enable success of a mobile project which aims to serve rural communities?• Run by passionate individuals• Use available and appropriate technology• Has a clear theory of change• Understand local needs and listen closely to beneficiaries• Takes into account tech capabilities, literacy and language• Project run by technologists and civil society• Two-way interactivity• Sustainable financial model or low operating costs• Takes into account marketing and training needs• Ideally replicable and/or scalable• Interoperable• Transparent and willing to communicate
  4. 4. A Role for Innovation Hubs
  5. 5. Our Grantees in the Agriculture Space
  6. 6. Agriculture• Agricultural extension services-iCow, Question Box, Grameen Foundation-trusted intermediaries• Market Prices-Esoko, mFarm• Link farmers to buyers-Agrohub• Product Authentication-Crop Life• Mapping & transparency-Action Aid Tanzania, iCow, Water Point Mapper
  7. 7. Agriculture• Integrated Business Solutions-Manobi, Logistimo, Esoko• Financial Services-m-Pesa, Musoni, FrontlineSMS Credit• Insurance-Kilimo Salama• Data Collection-EpiSurveyor, EpiCollect
  8. 8. Our Grantees in the Health Sector
  9. 9. Health• Health Information-Young Africa Live, Cell Life, Medic mobile, MOTECH• Support-SHM Foundation, Youth for Tech• Alerts-Cell Life, Textually, Praekelt, Text 2 Change• Training and support for Community Health Workers- Child Count, eHealth Nigeria
  10. 10. Health• Drug Authentication-mPedigree, Sproxil• Data Collection-EpiCollect, EpiSurveyer, Child Count• Data Management-iBirth, Open MRS• Health Service Accountability- WOUGNET, CIPESA, GACC
  11. 11. Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability & Citizen Participation: Open Data
  12. 12. Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability & Citizen Participation: Connecting to Local Media
  13. 13. Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability & Citizen Participation: Citizen Reporting
  14. 14. Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability & Citizen Participation: Digital Mapping
  15. 15. Our Grantees Supporting Transparency, Accountability & Citizen Participation: Supporting Activists
  16. 16. How Indigo Trust Supports Such Projects• Providing small, high risk grants to not-for-profit & social enterprises which contribute towards social change at the early stages• Enable entrepreneurs to pilot new ideas, room for trial & error• Preference for locally owned interventions• Some projects will achieve financial sustainability or make a profit, others need on-going support• Multi-year funding• Advice, access to our networks, leveraging support
  17. 17. Factors for Consideration• The best solutions to Africa’s challenges will be devised by Africans• Need to build local capacity• Increased collaboration is necessary• This sector is still in its infancy-jury is out on most effective projects• It remains a challenge to identify financially sustainable business models
  18. 18. • Social start-ups are tough-accept high failure rate, time for profit• Data costs are still prohibitively high, esp. for IVR and SMS• Mobile operators and ISPs could help reduce costs & make a profit (↑market share, shared profits, free advertising)• Interoperability, sustainability, replicability & scalability remain challenging• This is a new model of development-local empowerment, Private-Public-Charity Partnerships
  19. 19. Thanks for Listening Any Questions? Dr Loren Treismanhttp://indigotrust.wordpress.com/Twitter: @indigotrustLoren.treisman@sfct.org.uk
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