Open Collaboration for African Techies
Our journey with WakaWaka Light started months ago when we came across the innovative solar lamp by serendipity in the small mountain town of Buea. It was immediately clear how much this device could impact our community socially, economically and environmentally. Thus the campaign to bring in a clean, sustainable domestic lighting solution to Cameroon [...]
“An Investment In Knowledge Pays The Best Interest” This classic quote by Benjamin Franklin is the driving force and mantra behind one of ActivSpaces’ educational initiatives. Access to academic resources is a noted problem in Africa. Even with technological advances in e-learning, it’s still a challenge to develop sustainable libraries, generate end user engagement and [...]
We live in a society polarized on race, religion, gender, sexuality, and a plethora of other demographics. Although there is much peace and understandings that can come from groups if they just communicated. JELYPals was born out of these frustrations as seen in the Black and African diasporan community. That is Blacks and Africans in the diaspora and at home whose roots [...]
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 [...]
Geeksmanship The CSC2012 deadline has been pushed forward to August 31st in response to several entrepreneurs who requested this extension. While this may be a little disappointing for the early entrants, it’s an effort to give everyone the opportunity to do their best and join the group of challenging innovators. In good geeksmanship, we’re sure [...]
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.