Open Collaboration for African Techies
For many Cameroonians (and Africans at that) the term “Waka Waka” means something quite different from our new friend’s name. We would like to introduce you to WakaWaka Light, the coolest solar LED lamp on a mission to bring sustainable lighting to underprivileged communities worldwide. A Worthy Cause When we first met WakaWaka, we learned [...]
Our outlook at the beginning of this year was to foster a true spirit of collaboration in Africa’s startup scene in order to see more successful projects blossom. We must have been downloading from the same cloud as HumanIPO, African tech news site and startup community that facilitates mentoring, team building and finance, and also [...]
BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences (or unconferences) typically geared around technology, media, startups, open data, society and so on. They are open, participatory workshop events, the content of which is provided by participants. In keeping with tradition, there is no set speaker list before the day of the event and everyone is [...]
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 [...]
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.