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iHub By Jessica Colaco / July 1, 2010

Apps 4 Africa Launch Live Stream

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Watch the live stream HERE! and check out the website.

If you’ve spent time around the technology scene in East Africa over the last few years, chances are you’ve recognized that there is something special happening. Programmers, graphic designers and bloggers are creating new applications, content and the voices of a new generation of East Africans.

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the *iHub_, Appfrica Labs, and SODNET, we welcome your participation in Apps 4 Africa, a competition that celebrates the idea that the energy, optimism and technical acumen of East Africa’s technology community can help change the way we solve big social problems, amplify the voice of marginalized communities, and lower the barriers to public participation in the region.

From July 1st to August 31st, we welcome citizens to submit ideas that technology can help solve, and challenge technologists to build tools that lead to a better world. The top applications will receive cash, cool gadgets, and the chance to hob-nob with our judges panel of technology and civil society luminaries. On Thursday, we are particularly pleased to have Under-Secretary of State Judith McHale join a group of civil society leaders and civic-minded technologist to launch the contest at the *iHub_ in Nairobi.

This is only the beginning. Over the duration of the contest, we will host events around the region that address a variety of technology platforms and activist themes. We’ll also be encouraging collaboration between mentors from around the world and coders in the region. Whether you are a citizen, civil society leader or technologist of any kind, we hope you will join us in the Apps 4 Africa challenge!

Blog Post Courtesy of Joshua Goldstein

Author : Jessica Colaco

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and the Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology and Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of @WMIAfrica and @AkiraChix, @TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist.


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  • Scott Tom - Online Poker | Gaming Reviews at 11:44:54AM Thursday, July 1, 2010

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  • tuomas at 21:12:47PM Saturday, July 3, 2010

    Where could i find these people who started the hub movement? these projects are playing out according to a precisely set formula, including these apps4[yourarea] groups which most often are connected with the industry and the state. Maybe i could learn about the underlying principles in the hub movement, so that the model could be perfected?

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