The State Of The Innovation Policy Environment In Nigeria

Learnings from the Nigerian Innovation Policy Dialogue by AfriLabs and UNDP Accelerator Labs by Amadou Sow (UNDP Accelerator Labs), Serge Ntamack (AfriLabs), Tessy Okolo (AfriLabs), Tayo Akinyemi (UNDP Accelerator Labs) and Joshua Omena .A. (AfriLabs).   Currently, it is difficult to inventory policies in Africa, and as a result of this, we have fragmentation and […]

Digital Entrepreneurship in Africa: Case Studies of Nigeria and South Sudan

The book Chapter ‘Digital Entrepreneurship in Africa: Case Studies of Nigeria and South Sudan’, based on the Female Entrepreneurs Support Program (FESP), has been published by Palmgrove, in the book titled Digital Service Delivery in Africa. FESP is a collaborative initiative by AfriLabs member hubs and AfriLabs Capacity Building Program (ACBP) award winners: ‘TechQuest STEM Academy’ (Nigeria) and ‘Junub […]

Intel and AfriLabs collaborate to support the African Deep Tech Startup Ecosystem

AfriLabs is excited to announce that we have partnered with the global manufacturer of advanced integrated digital technology platforms, Intel to gain a deeper understanding of the African deep-tech startup ecosystem and identify pathways in which Intel can extend their support to deep tech startups on the continent. The startup scene in Africa has experienced […]

AfriLabs and Association of Countrywide Innovation Hubs, Kenya sign MoU to support grassroots hubs

The largest network of innovation hubs in Africa, AfriLabs and the Association of Countrywide Innovation Hubs (ACIH) have signed a comprehensive long-term partnership to co-create capacity building interventions, foster rural innovations, and create training and mentorship programs for grassroots hubs in Africa. It is common knowledge that most innovation support in Africa is focused on […]

AfriLabs launches its e-learning platform to support innovation across Africa

AfriLabs has successfully launched the AfriLabs Academy in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, 18th May 2022 with major stakeholders and key players in the African Innovation Ecosystem present. Innovation hubs in Africa are key structures in enabling tech and entrepreneurship and are providing scalable solutions to Africa’s core economic and social problems. However, some of […]

African Union Digital and Innovation Fellowship: What We Have Learnt So Far

by Taiye Salami, Project Officer, and Stephanie Titcombe, Project Associate at AfriLabs   In the third quarter of 2021, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)’s vision to support the mandate of The African Union (AU) via its commission (the African Union Commission), through the GIZ DataCipation project, materialized into what is […]

AfriLabs community expands into a new country – Mauritania and adds 27 new members

In our continuous drive to support local innovation communities, AfriLabs has welcomed 27 innovation hubs into our network. This takes the largest pan-African network of innovation enablers from 320 hubs in 51 African countries to 347 hubs in 52 African countries and over 200 cities. We recently marked our 10 years anniversary, celebrating our strides, […]