11:25AM - 11:55AM

Panel Session 3A: “The Role of Hubs in Fostering Intra-Africa Connectivity and Collaboration.”

Over the past decades, hubs have begun to collaborate on a continental level, thereby providing a soft landing for their start-ups to expand across the continent. We also see seats connecting local networks of investors, and entrepreneurs to continental and extra continental initiatives and expertise, stimulating change from governance agenda from governments by engaging them in international gatherings and conversations reflecting different African policies and pan-African dynamism, especially in the innovation and tech markets. We also see an increased number of design sprints with development and research agencies engaging hubs and connecting them to other hubs and startups across the globe to drive governance improvement, co-design development plans and support market exchange in many cases. In this panel, we are going to be highlighting the roles and trends we have in fostering Intra African connectivity in the continent.


Barbara (Birungi) Mutabazi, Co-Founder Hive CoLab Uganda

Mayssa Mrabet, Chief Incubation Officer at Afkar Tunisia.

Lukonga LindundaLukonga Lindunda, Executive Director and Co-founder of The BongoHive Group in Zambia

BensonBenson Mutahi Githaiga, Community Manager & Executive Officer at Aga Khan University Media Innovation Center- Moderator

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