Tag Archives: Hubs

What have we learned so far about tech hubs in Africa and Asia?

We were really interested to receive a report recently from GSMA on its work with hubs in Africa and Asia. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund, which is funded by DfID, aims to build collaboration between start-ups and mobile operators, … Continue reading

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A bit of background to Malawi’s mHub

mHub in Malawi was established by Rachel Sibande in 2013. Over the last three years, it has seen around 4,000 young people come through its doors and take part in activities within the hub. This short news film from Voa … Continue reading

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Introducing HapaSpace and IceAddis

As mentioned in a previous post, The Joint Hub Fund was delighted this year to be able to support two new hubs –IceAddis in Ethiopia and HapaSpace in Ghana. IceAddis was established in 2011 and aims to be an open … Continue reading

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Joint Hub Fund 2016/17 grantees announced!

We are very excited to be working alongside OSIWA and the Queen’s Young Leaders programme to support technology innovation hubs across Africa. Earlier this year, we were busy assessing applications from 11 hubs, all of which are doing exciting work … Continue reading

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A New Grant to AfriLabs

As we’ve previously written about, over the last few years we have supported a number of hubs across the continent. The map below shows all the countries where we have supported or are supporting hubs (unfortunately, it’s not interactive as wordpress.com … Continue reading

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re:publica 2014 – Lessons from a Conference

It’s rare that a conference inspires me to want to take up a new skill, so leaving re:publica last week I was all the more surprised that I was seriously considering teaching myself cross-stitch: re:publica is an annual conference hosted … Continue reading

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New Grant Awarded to iHub

Access to clean, affordable and safe water is one of the most basic rights we enjoy, although in Kenya environmental, economic and political considerations mean that the country is facing a severe water crisis. The solution to this problem will … Continue reading

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