Pan-African innovation hub network AfriLabs has partnered Francophone innovation hub network Jokkolabs to grow its network to 135 centers.

AfriLabs has innovation centers across 36 African countries which it supports to raise successful entrepreneurs.

The organisation recently added to its membership base totaling 123 hubs.
The partnership it has established with Jokkolabs; a non-profit ecosystem of open innovation and a network of centers of innovation, has however increased it.

The 12 members of Jokkolabs added; from Senegal, Cameroon, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali and France, as well as representation in Morocco and Congo, makes AfriLabs a network of 135 centers across 36 African countries.

AfriLabs and Jokkolabs will work together to design programs for both networks and Jokkolabs members will enjoy all the advantages of being members of AfriLabs like access to events, programs and resources.

Karim Sy, the Founder of Jokkolabs said, “Since the launch of one of the first innovation hubs in Africa 8 years ago in Senegal, Jokkolabs has been dedicated to the building of a great ecosystem of African innovation for a shared prosperity with our partners.”

“To join the AfriLabs network is another stage of “building a bridge instead of a wall” between the various initiatives and regions with the profit of entrepreneurs on the continent as the end goal,” he added.

“We are excited to work with Jokkolabs on programs that will have an impact on our joint communities and to contribute to the realization of our vision of open markets for African startups, regional integration, the promotion of the innovation and technology for social development and economic development on the continent,” Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director of AfriLabs said.

By: ClaraDoku/