2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering: Leveraging Academia as a tool for building the next generation of entrepreneurs on the continent

AfriLabs is excited to partner with Honoris United Universities for the 2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering as we seek to involve the academia in raising the next generation of entrepreneurs to expand the growth of innovation on the continent.  

Honoris is invested in reshaping the delivery of education to improve the standard of living of Africans with a focus on entrepreneurship, partnerships, skills development, 21st-century learning environments, and women entrepreneurship. Part of their commitment is to transform the African continent by empowering the next generation of agile leaders with entrepreneurial mindsets. 

The partnership with AfriLabs, the largest pan-African network of technology and innovation hubs with over 300 members across 50 African countries, is to conduct joint activities that serve the missions of both organizations with a view to collaborating on new and existing programmes across the continent. This includes the AfriLabs Annual Gathering, a unique opportunity for stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem to convene, network, share knowledge around a common theme and build partnerships. Honoris hubs are welcomed into the pan-African AfriLabs network, giving access to joint learning, events, collaboration, and cultural/knowledge exchange. This includes most recently the Collective Lab in Tunisia, as well as future additions of Nile’s Start-up 2.0 in Nigeria and Regent’s Red-Hub in South Africa.

This year, Nile University, a member institution of the Honoris network has been selected as one of the venues for the ecosystem tour and activities on day 3 of the 2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering. The day will be characterized by a tour of Nile University facilities plus a session to formally announce the partnership which will also feature an engaging panel discussion themed Innovative Entrepreneurship and Employability, involving faculty, alumna, entrepreneurs, and key employability partners such as the Tony Elumelu Foundation and PwC. 

About the AfriLabs Annual Gathering.

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering is AfriLabs’ flagship event which provides a unique opportunity for tech hubs within the AfriLabs network and other stakeholders of the African technology and innovation ecosystem (such as corporates, development agencies, academia, and investors) to convene, network, learn and share knowledge. The 2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering marks AfriLabs 10th year of existence and the event aims to celebrate and reflect on this milestone, and what the future holds for innovation in Africa.

Be a part of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering, to be held 27-29th October 2021 in Abuja, Nigeria as well as virtually. Register here to access the event. If interested in partnership and sponsorship, please send an email to felista@afrilabs.com.

About Honoris United Universities

Honoris United Universities is the first and largest pan-African private higher education network committed to educating the next generation of African leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalized world.  Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility, and mobile mindsets and skills are at the heart of Honoris’ vision of higher education. Honoris United Universities joins the expertise of its member institutions to develop world-class African Human talent that is competitive in today’s fast-paced, demanding, and increasingly digitized labor and start-up markets.

Honoris United Universities gathers a community of 61,000 students on 70 campuses, learning centers, and online, in 10 countries and 32 cities. The network counts 14 institutions: multidisciplinary universities, specialized schools, technical and vocational institutes, contact, distance, and online institutions.  Students have an opportunity to experience exclusive partnerships and exchange programs in more than 85 universities across Europe and the United States. Over 300 degrees are offered in Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Creative Arts and Design, Media, Political Science, and Education.

Honoris United Universities.  Education for Impact. www.honoris.net

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2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering: Leveraging Academia as a tool for building the next generation of entrepreneurs on the continent