Africa’s Innovation Ecosystem: Growing Pains

(This post was originally published on Medium) This week, the first ever gathering of African hubs and other innovation ecosystem actors on African soil is taking place in Accra, Ghana. This is an important moment, considering recent events that have brought to the surface tough conversations on purpose and ethics in the ecosystem. The gathering is being hosted by AfriLabs, a consortium organization that was set up back in 2011 to be a platform for collaboration, exchange and learning between actors in the African ecosystem. However, AfriLabs is itself undergoing a re-boot. It has struggled since inception to tangibly deliver value to its member hubs (there are at the moment 40 member hubs across 20 countries)...

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