Our story begins with our logo.
The logo is an Adinkra symbol from West Africa, that stands for participatory government, democracy and pluralism.
The Asante people use Adinkra wisdom symbols to recall the vitues and values of traditional life. The symbol Wo Nsa Da Ma A means "If your hands are in the dish, people do not eat everything to leave you nothing." That is, as a citizen, if your hands contribute to governance, your rights to resources and facilities are always protected.
At Tangere Infotech, we are honest problem solvers, who stand for permanent change. Technology is our tool to drive this change.
Our technology front ends interacting with the citizens and administrators are designed keeping empowerment and ease of use at priority. It makes citizens information wise, so that we are in a better position to make governance most effective.
As a part of Samaadhaan, Tangere Infotech has worked with the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) along with local NGOs and government bodies, to bring in citizen involvement so that the government is enabled for achievement of the Millenium Development Goals.
Samaadhaan (translates to 'Solution') is a global initiative that drives transformation in the way governance is done. Effective governance is an outcome of a coordinated effort of the government, and feedback given by citizens. Samaadhaan is the platform that becomes the two-way bridge between citizens and the government.
In the past, Samaadhaan specifically focussed on remote and under-developed areas where people are solely dependent on the government for basic needs such as employment, health-care, and education.
Through simple technology such as SMS, Samaadhaan has enabled citizens at the grass-root level to have a voice for their right to effective governance. Currently, Samaadhaan has spread its wings to urban areas as well, where the issues of citizens are different, but the urgency of resolution is still high.
Our Pilot Project Partners
Samaadhaan was piloted in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh in partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, the civil society organization called Samarthan, and local media and civil society networks. In Orissa, it is led by the Government of Orissa, civil society partners VSO India Trust and South Orissa Voluntary Action (SOVA), along with local media and civil society networks.
The United Nations Millenium Campaign (UNMC) was the driving force behind the pilot, where the ground work of citizen involvement and awareness was done by NGOs, and its technology execution was done by Tangere Infotech.