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AfriLabs to bridge gap between Africans home and abroad: What you should know

A leading Pan-African network, AfriLabs, has hinted the public on its goal to bridge the gap between Africans on the continent and in the diaspora.

The Executive Director of AfriLabs, Anna Ekeledo, made the revelation in a statement addressed to its community members and mail subscribers on Friday.

Anna noted that the organization, inline with its vision to support innovations across the African continent, hopes to “bridge the gap between Africans on the continent and in the diaspora …through hosting roundtable discussions that would lead to strategic partnerships and collaborations.”

Tagged: 2023-in-view, and signed by Anna Ekeledo, the organization reeled out some of its activities for the year.

AfriLabs 2023 activity overview

  • Empowerment of more hubs and startups in Africa through the AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme (ACBP).
  • Facilitation of funding for startups as it plays a crucial role in sustaining the positive development of the ecosystem.
  • Committing resources into impacting  African nations and innovation ecosystems through Policy activities.
  • Driving more ecosystem conversations through various platforms.
  • Organise the 2023 AfriLabs Annual Gathering (#AAG2023) in Kigali, Rwanda to be held from 11-13 October, 2023.
  • Expand tentacles through collaboration with more stakeholders in the African Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.

What you should know

AfriLabs is a pan-African network organisation of over 300 Innovation centers across 50 African countries.

Hubs under the network serve as a meeting point for entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, tech companies and web/mobile engineers in its community. 

AfriLabs was founded in 2011, and has since provided a network for technology and innovation centers across Africa to network, collaborate and share knowledge.

AfriLabs, in collaboration with African Business Angels Network (ABAN), in 2021, officially launched Catalytic Africa, a co-matching fund designed for African startups.

The engagements and conversations in #AAG2023 will revolve around the theme: “Accelerating Africa’s Digital Economy; by the Strength of our Community.”

AfriLabs drive tech ecosystem conversations through platforms such as “the Candid Conversations”, “Magana – an AfriLabs podcast production” and “Kubatana Magazine by AfriLabs”.

Ridwan Adelaja
Ridwan Adelaja
Ridwan Adelaja is a senior editor and tech venture analyst with experience in PR and Advertising for corporate companies and African startups. He runs commentary on startup news and developments across Africa. His works can be found on Ventures Africa, Nairametrics, Ripples Nigeria, QuickNews Africa, Arbiterz, amongst others. He could be reached via +2348025300029 or


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