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.
Dr. Loren Treisman, Trust Executive
The Indigo Trust
The Sainsbury Family of Charitable Trusts
Allington House (First Floor)
150 Victoria Street
London, SW1E 5AE, UK
T: 020 7410 0330
F: 020 74100332
We look forward to hearing from you!