AfriLabs elects new Board
AfriLabs, the largest network of 50 technology and innovation Hubs across over 20 African countries has elected five new members into the key leadership positions on its board. Members of the AfriLabs community cast their votes virtually and elected their chosen candidates from hubs within the network across Africa in these regions; Southern Africa, East Africa and West-Central Africa.
These five new board members who will officially replace the previous board in a few weeks have been dedicated to growing the technology and innovation ecosystem in their immediate communities, having served in various capacities over the years in technology & innovation hubs and worked with developmental organizations.
‘‘I am excited about the fact that we have a team of enthusiastic board members ready to bring in fresh ideas. There is still so much work to be done in the African tech ecosystem and I know that with the new leadership, the AfriLabs network will continue to grow and thrive while contributing its quota to the social and economic development of Africa,’’ said Anna Ekeledo, Head Of Secretariat, AfriLabs.
The new members include;
Rebecca Enonchong (Board Chair, AfriLabs - Activ Spaces, Cameroun)
Bernard Chiira (Board Secretary, AfriLabs - iBiz, Kenya)
Rakoroarivo Noharintsafidy Sarobidy (Board Treasurer, AfriLabs - HABAKA Hub, Madagascar.)
Regina Mbodj (Francophone Representative, AfriLabs - CTIC Dakar, Senegal.)
Nekesa Were (Board Member, AfriLabs - iHub, Kenya)
"The membership elected one of the strongest teams in the history of AfriLabs. We're confident they will surpass all our expectations. We wish them well," Michael Oluwagbemi, Out-going Board Chair said. "Serving on AfriLabs board was one of the greatest honours of my life. I relished the experiences of seeing ecosystems develop, economies taking off, engaging global developmental organizations and funders. "
‘’It is truly an honor to be elected Board Chair of the AfriLabs Board, continuing the visionary work of its founders. As African tech hubs mature and gain momentum, the mission and work of Afrilabs is more important than ever before,’’ Rebecca Enonchong, Newly elected Board Chair said. “I am excited about the opportunities ahead in this next phase of growth for the organization, solidifying its position as a catalyst in Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. I look forward to working with our dynamic new board and secretariat to accomplish our mission.’’