Organisation: iLab

The University of Cape Town‘s Graduate School of Business publishes a fascinating quarterly magazine on social innovation called Inside:Out which looks at how innovation can happen from within African countries.  I’ve written an article on pages 16-19.  It discusses how technology is being used to improve transparency and hold governments to account.  It also explores […]

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I’ve been writing for the Guardian again. This time I focus on how we ensure that the large majority of the population across the African continent, who are unable to access the internet still have access to critical information about parliamentary proceedings and elected representatives, health, agriculture and other issues that will impact on their […]

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Based in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, iLab is a non-profit computer laboratory providing access to cutting-edge technology, expert IT assistance and a community leveraging technology for the good of Liberia. They offer training on a variety of IT issues and conduct work with a number of partners keen to utilise the power of ICT for […]

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The definite highlight of attending Re:publica was the gathering of African Tech Hubs taking place there, organised by AfriLabs.  Having recently appointed a new Director Tayo Akinyemi, their role is to strengthen collaboration between Africa’s tech hubs, creating a Pan-African movement and creating mutual benefit by working collectively.  

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Indigo’s Loren Treisman recently co-authored a piece for Al Jazeera. The article looks at the challenges posed by networking a grassroots coalition of journalists, activists and bloggers both online and offline. It also discusses the work of RLabs and iLab Liberia. You can read the full article here.

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Despite its prolonged and bloody civil war, Liberia is rebuilding itself thanks, in part, to a nascent tech community committed to social change and economic development. Indigo is delighted, therefore, to be providing a grant of £20,000 to iLab, a computer lab based in Monrovia that provides access to cutting edge technology, expert IT assistance […]

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