Awarded on 5 Aug 2016



Information and Communication Technology

Grant amount £16,690.00

We are very excited to be working alongside OSIWA and the Queen’s Young Leaders programme to support technology innovation hubs across Africa.

Earlier this year, we were busy assessing applications from 11 hubs, all of which are doing exciting work in the tech world. In the end, nine hubs were awarded funding to support their running costs for the next ten months.

These hubs were:

ActivSpaces (Cameroon)
Hive Colab (Uganda)
iSpace (Ghana)
EtriLabs (Benin)
HapaSpace (Ghana)
mHub (Malawi)
Sensi (Sierra Leone)
xHub (Ethiopia)
IceAddis (Ethiopia) 

The Joint Hub Fund was established to support tech innovation hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the Fund is to allow hubs to grow, build and upskill local tech communities, with the aim of stimulating technology innovation across the continent. We see that technology has a huge potential to contribute to social changes in African society and we believe that solutions to social challenges should be devised locally. All those hubs receiving funding from the Joint Hub Fund are meeting these challenges head-on and working in exciting and innovative new areas.  

This is the first time that we’ve made grants to HapaSpace and IceAddis and we’re delighted that the fund has expanded to support these new organisations. We’ll be introducing these two hubs more fully in a future post as well as sharing some exciting stories from other hubs in the fund, so keep your eyes peeled.