It is certainly obvious that The Indigo Trust and The Omidyar Network have found good partners in each other. They have been co-funding projects though Omidyar still brings the big chunks. On Sept 15th in London, they will be hosting a conference titoled, “The Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development” .
The event will explore the ways in which innovative developments in information and computer technology can aid development, improve service delivery, enhance communication and enable critical information to reach the most excluded communities in the developing world.
It is very evident that they are inviting most of the people they have funding. Just looking at the names will reveal that.
- Ashifi Gogo (Sproxil)
- Bosun Tijani (Co-creation hub)
- Erik Hersman (Ushahidi/ihub)
- Francesca Perrin (Indigo Trust)
- Jon Gosier (HiveColab)
- Ken Banks ( )
- Laura Walker Hudson (FrontlineSMS)
- Loren Treisman (Indigo Trust)
- Marjan Besuijen (Hivos)
- Patrick Meier (Crisis Mappers/Ushahidi)
- Su Kahambu (iCow)
Some funding areas for Indigo Trust include the following underlisted areas; if you like to work as an NGO or you are a social entrepreneur, they seem to have a lot of money, find out how to apply:
- Transparency, Accountability and Democracy
- Finance and Rural Development
- Youth empowerment and education
- Human Rights
- Fostering Innovation and Enterprise