A Resilient Africa 2020 - An AfriLabs Impact Report


Building capacity in a pandemic

One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is how it threatened growth and attempted to halt learning activities. Thanks to virtual technology, we moved all our workshops online and gave out funds to our community for diverse initiatives aimed at mitigating the effects of the pandemic in the African Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

The AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme (ACBP) is a 36 months intensive capacity building programme for African Enterprise Support Organizations (ESOs), implemented across Africa thanks to Agence Française de Développement’s (AFD) support through the Digital Africa seed fund. The core objective of the programme is to build the capacity of African tech hubs to support the scaling and building of investment-ready startups across Africa, thereby strengthening the ecosystem in general. Some of our partners include Strathmore University, African Business Angels Network (ABAN) and Afric'innov. Activities like Hubs Learning Week, Capacity Building Awards, Virtual Meetup Grants and others are all a part of the ACBP, with a singular objective of supporting hubs so that they can attract investments and run local and regional impact-driven programmes that will support entrepreneurs and startups. Empowering African Hubs to build a thriving innovation economy in the continent AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme

Learn more about the AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme at www.afrilabs-capacity.com

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

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