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Microsoft 4Afrika launches AfriLabs Collaboration Challenge

Friday 26 September 2014 | 09:16 CET | News
Microsoft 4Afrika has announced a new Collaboration Challenge with AfriLabs. The challenge, officially launched at this year's DEMO Africa event, is tasking hub members with proposing and delivering an activity, process or tool that fosters collaboration within the AfriLabs network. AfriLabs' core function is to facilitate collaboration, which requires the right platforms, mechanisms and incentives for hubs and their teams to share information and dialogue. The winning solution will receive USD 15,000 from Microsoft and technical support to develop it. 

The hubs within the AfriLabs network will be provided with a more efficient way to learn from each other's best practices and build more sustainable models. Two of these hubs, the Co-creation hub in Nigeria and the iHub in Kenya, have been recognised as best performing models. The iHub has launched 152 successful local start-ups to date, encouraging the local Kenyan government to commit to establishing a tech hub in each of its 47 counties. 



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