A Resilient Africa 2020 - An AfriLabs Impact Report


The Rapid Analysis of Innovation Response to COVID-19 Pandemic (Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa) came in handy to provide insight and a better understanding of Africa's innovation response to the pandemic. This insight is key in informing the right support necessary for fueling innovation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as inform the relevant support needed for the ecosystem to build resilience against future crises. AfriLabs is happy that the findings and recommendations from the Analysis had guided the initial design and development of the GAA’s activities for the year 2021 to support the African innovation ecosystem.

When KTN’s Global Alliance Africa (GAA) pivoted its activities to meet the challenges of the upcoming pandemic, they contracted AfriLabs to provide a rapid analysis of the innovation ecosystem responses to Covid-19 in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. In addition to the report, blogs, and slide handouts being interesting and insightful outputs in their own right, key recommendations made in the report were heavily utilised in the initial design and development of the GAA’s core activities for the next year (2021). With GAA’s objective to support capacity building and resiliency in African innovation ecosystems, AfriLabs has been a key collaborator and valued source of knowledge and expertise. Overall, KTN had a very positive experience working with AfriLabs and look forward to continued collaboration going forward.

Patrick Ashu, Programmes Officer, AfriLabs.

Andrea Wyers, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Global Alliance Africa.

99 stakeholders of the African innovation ecosystem engaged during a one-month quantitative data collection which was conducted online and was targeted at multiple sources including AfriLabs, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) South Africa, partners, organizations, governments, entrepreneurs, innovation hubs and their communities innovators across Africa.

Insightful Report as well as Blog Posts and Handouts produced for individual focus countries (Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa).

Twenty-four (24) V with focus on Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.

2020: A Resilient Africa: An annual report of AfriLabs impact

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