Indigo Trust, a UK-based grant-making foundation, has announced a second grant of £15,000 to AfriLabs.

This is to enable AfriLabs continue fulfilling the important role of providing a degree of coordination and interaction between different tech hubs around the African continent. This is related to the role played by technology in the socio-economic development of Africa, which cannot be overemphasized, especially in this era where mobile phones and internet access cannot be taken for granted.

ICT and Mobile technologies are incredibly versatile and have the potential to dramatically impact upon all spheres of development, including health, education, agriculture, democratic transparency, human rights, economics and finance.  They have the potential to greatly expand the reach and benefits of already successful interventions, as well as for developing innovative solutions to age old problems,” a statement on their website reads.

The foundation has supported other tech hubs across Africa, some of which include Groundsource South Africa (£10,000), Swahilibox: M-Power Kenya (£26,000), Follow The Money Nigeria (£20,000) and a host of others.


We’re delighted to be supporting this work, especially given our investment in and involvement with many of the hubs who stand to benefit from AfriLabs’ work,” another statement reads.


Indigo Trust funds technology-driven projects to bring about social change, largely in African countries; it focuses mainly on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment.

AfriLabs, founded in 2011, is a network of 36 technology innovation hubs in 18 countries across Africa, with the aim to build communities around rapidly emerging tech hubs.

Image Credit: Indigo Trust

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