Catalysing Local Innovation Ecosystems in Kenya and Ghana: The Role of Development Finance

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    Augmenting Tech's Transformation of Sub-Saharan Africa


    Read our article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review



    We are working towards a more inclusive and sustainable African tech ecosystem


    Building Resilient African Digital Economies post-COVID – Focus on Ghana

    COVID-19 has ushered us all into the most dramatic digital transformation in a generation! From remote working capabilities to new business models and innovations, digital technologies have captured our attention and boosted certain sections of the digital economy. But has this transformation benefited everyone?


    How has this ‘new normal’ impacted African startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs? What about post-COVID? Are Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) ready to support African economies to take advantage of the new digital era?


    To help us understand the capacity needs of DIHs in Africa, ATBN in partnership with HapaSpace and AfriConEU, the first Trans-continental Networking Academy for African and European Digital Innovation Hubs, will host a virtual roundtable under the theme:


    “Building Resilient African Digital Economies post-COVID – The role of Innovation Hubs”


    This event seeks to understand how hubs can be better supported to help African economies harness the digital opportunities that are arising and to catalyse innovation on the continent. Register here.

    ATBN is proud to be part of a consortium of 11 African and European partners working to launch a networking academy for Digital Innovation Hubs across the two regions. The AfriConEu project will connect DIHs from Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania with DIHs from Europe with the aim to (i) facilitate knowledge and experience sharing, (ii) drive the development of mutually beneficial partnerships and (iii) support the creation of collective projects for boosting digital economy, empowering youth and fostering innovation and growth. Read more

    ATBN is a delivery partner of the "Bridging the digital gender divide to stimulate African digital economies" project funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Global Challenges Research Fund. As part of the project, we helped establish Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE), a network connecting African digital ecosystem stakeholders with UK academic and industry partners to collaborate in addressing digital gender divide and create sustainable growth opportunities in Africa.

    ATBN interviewed Africa tech players in Kenya, Ghana & UK about the challenges facing the ecosystem. In this Stanford Social Innovation Review article, we share our recommendations on how impact finance can help to drive sustainable growth in the sector. Read more

    ATBN received a Design Foundations grant from Innovate UK to design a platform connecting UK investors to African tech startups and opportunities. In this article, we share our learning process and how the funding helped us achieve our goals. Read more




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