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...
Before the         Around             2000-                                         Until              Today    Internet  ...
A Role for Innovation HubsWe believe that the best solutions to Africa’s challenges       will be devised by those affecte...
Transparency & Accountability     •   Open Data/info     •   Digital Mapping     •   Citizen reporting/participation     •...
Development: Health•   Health information (One World)•   Support (Youth for Tech Foundation, SHM Foundation)•   Alerts (Ce...
Development: Agriculture•   Extension/information services•   Market Prices•   Insurance•   Link farmers to buyers•   Mapp...
Thanks for Listening        Any Questions?         Dr Loren Treisman http://indigotrust.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @indigotru...
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Bellagio ICT for Development and Governance

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A presentation delivered by Dr Loren Treisman at a UNDP conference on Technology-Based Innovation to Strengthen Governance Accountability and Improve Service Delivery for the Poor and Excluded: Sharing of Lessons Learned and Charting the Future. The conference was hosted at The Rockerfeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy from 18-22 February 2013.

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Bellagio ICT for Development and Governance

  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. Before the Around 2000- Until Today Internet 2000 Recently• Limited • MDGs • Massive • Per poor solutions- potential increase in innovation from South • ICTs on dev. mobile• Focus on Agenda phone • Beyond content internal access processes • G8 Digital • Service Delivery Opportunities • Increased• Improving Taskforce focus on • Interactivity business relevant efficiency • Low cost content • Citizen Participation terminals• Inner • Pro poor & • Communities workings of • Connecting the para poor government bottom billion- solutions • Transparency VSAT Initiatives e.g. OGP, • Content IATI • Telecentres production from South
  4. 4. A Role for Innovation HubsWe believe that the best solutions to Africa’s challenges will be devised by those affected by them
  5. 5. Transparency & Accountability • Open Data/info • Digital Mapping • Citizen reporting/participation • Supporting Activists • Media Strengthening
  6. 6. Development: Health• Health information (One World)• Support (Youth for Tech Foundation, SHM Foundation)• Alerts (Cell Life, Praekelt)• Referrals (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)• Training and Support for Community Health Workers• Health Service Accountability (CIPESA, WOUGNET, GACC)• Drug authentication• Data Collection• Data Management
  7. 7. Development: Agriculture• Extension/information services• Market Prices• Insurance• Link farmers to buyers• Mapping and transparency• Financial Services• Data Collection• Integrated Business Solutions
  8. 8. Thanks for Listening Any Questions? Dr Loren Treisman http://indigotrust.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @indigotrust Loren.treisman@sfct.org.uk
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