The AfriLabs Annual Gathering annually focuses on trending tech hub practices, local innovators and innovative solutions to relevant African issues. In order to key into the African integration agenda, the regional development or political organization at the hosting country will be fully involved.The Annual Gathering provides a unique opportunity for members and other stakeholders to convene, learn the latest hub insights, and build partnerships between and with hubs.
This year, the AfriLabs Annual Gathering and the Hivos Coworking Summit will be coming together as a joint event to provide more opportunities for the different members of both networks to exchange knowledge, network, build collaborative relationships and share resources. The conference is themed ‘Future of African Cities: Innovation, Spaces and Collaboration’.
This conference is a showcase covering a select number of topics beneficial to both networks that relate to the future of Africa and the role entrepreneurs are playing and can play. In attendance will be 80 technology and innovation hubs & co-working spaces from 35 countries, over 250 African entrepreneurs and creatives.
The focus of the conference will be on employing big data and Internet-of-things(IOT) applications to improve the different aspects of daily like; Data analytics, Watery waste management, Buildings & Infrastructure, Energy Management, Transportation, Cyber Security e.t.c.
The conference is co-organized by AfriLabs, Hivos, District, Progrss, Wasabi, Facebook, The French University Sherouk City and The American University in Cairo.