On the 26th of March 2017, the AfriLabs Network elected a new board with Cameroon’s tech mogul, Rebecca Enonchong as the Board Chair.
AfriLabs is a pan-African network of over 50 technology innovation hubs in more than 20 countries. It was founded in 2011 to build a community around rapidly emerging tech hubs that serve as physical nexus points for developers, entrepreneurs, and investors.
ActivSpaces Cameroon is a member of AfriLabs. Other hubs include ccHub and nHub in Nigeria, iHub in Kenya and about 50 more.
AfriLabs is working through these spaces to build an innovation infrastructure that will encourage the growth of Africa’s knowledge economy by supporting the development of start-ups, technology, and innovation.
Between the 25th and 27th of October 2016, representatives of the various hubs of the AfriLabs Network met in Ghana to discuss the future of the network and to look for new ways they can have a bigger impact on Africa.
During the meetup, the representatives decided to commence a process to elect a new administration for AfriLabs. A couple of months after, a new Board was elected.