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Technology Innovation Hubs in Africa: Creating Opportunities for Peer Learning and Knowledge Exchange

the light trails on the modern building background in shanghai china.As hotspots for local IT communities, innovation hubs provide powerful opportunities for social innovation and community empowerment.

But how can hubs ensure that all their activities, including community building, tools, services and workshops pay their way and help to build sustainable replicable environments for local empowerment?

Join participants involved in hubs all across the Continent at this eLearning Africa pre-conference workshop to exchange knowledge, connect with your peers and produce a toolbox for the development of sustainable hubs. This optional pre-conference workshop will take place on 29th May 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Who should attend?

All those involved with hubs, labs, hackerspaces, co-working and community spaces; entrepreneurs, start-ups, organisations or people investing in technology innovation in Africa; and individuals interested in or working with peer learning and community building approaches.

How to take part

This workshop is free of charge for all registered eLearning Africa participants. However, due to popular demand, those wishing to take part are required to submit a motivation letter (of up to 200 words) for review, addressing the following questions:

  • What is my background?
  • What do I wish to happen during this workshop: what would be the most relevant take-away for me?
  • Which concrete experience do I have which is useful for others: what can I bring to this workshop?


Please direct your letters to We will review your application and inform you if it has been successful.

To find out more about this and other pre-conference workshops and seminars, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at eLearning Africa 2013!



  1. Ayorinde P. Oduroye

    Africa is over due for it. The education institutions will be better off if these technology innovation hubs can be properly implemented. With this in place, peer learning and knowledge exchange will be easier. I look forward to be a partner in progress for its implementation and development.

  2. Strategic elearning hubs are required in Africa to suport education with dwiindlling human and financial resources in the continent! Especially public policy issues,management and technology for sustainable implementation and development.

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