Archive for July, 2011

At the Yaoundé Conference Center from July 14th – 15th, the World Bank hosted the finals of the Development Marketplace, a competitive program which had as objective to select and fund innovative projects with high potential for development impact.  From 230 project proposals that had been submitted by civil society organizations covering the 10 regions […]

When Richard Anderson (our most recent visiting fellow)  introduced the kids at “Silicon Mountain” to Scratch, we knew we had a calling. For a long time we had focused our activities on a more mature age group, but Scratch reminds us that we need to get ICT4D leaders in the proper mindset from a tender […]

For a long time we’ve needed a dedicated ambassador for ActivSpaces — someone to do outreach, strengthen ties within Cameroon’s tech community and generally help us carry our vision forward. Over the last year, these duties have been shared by the part-time contributions of our co-founders. We’re very focused on tech projects, however, and realized […]

Something New Possibly for the first time in the history of Cameroon, we had children between the ages of 12-16 learning how to program mini-games and animations, right here at ActivSpaces under the tutorship of our most recent visiting fellow, Richard Anderson. In a 3-day workshop from June 29th – July 1st, Richard took 23 […]

Ask anybody what six-letter word excited Cameroon’s tech community in mid-June this year and they will yell: Google. G|Cameroon, a training workshop that ran from June 15th – 16th at Immeuble MAH, Akwa, Douala, saw an amazing turnout of Cameroon’s ICT vanguard. At ActivSpaces, we dubbed the theme of the workshop “G-Tools 101”. The lucky […]

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This blog is a resource for news, project updates, member profiles and community events at ActivSpaces, an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Based in Buea, Cameroon.