AfriLabs, the network of Afrikan technology and innovation hubs, has announced Cameroon's Rebecca Enonchong as their new chairperson.

“It is truly an honour to be elected 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,” said Rebecca Enonchong.

Enonchong joins four other new board members who were voted in by members of the AfriLabs community virtually.

Afrilabs say that the newly elected board members will be tasked with bringing “fresh ideas” to the network and fuelling the continent’s tech ecosystem.

Enonchong founded Cameroon's Activ Spaces and she is also the founder and CEO of AppsTech.

The other four newly elected board members are Bernard Chiira of Kenya’s iBiz, who will be the new board secretary; Rakoroarivo Noharintsafidy Sarobidy from Madagascar’s HABAKA Hub, who will be the treasurer; the board’s new francophone representative is Regina Mbodj, of CTIC Dakar, Senegal; and Nekesa Were from Kenya’s iHub, who becomes a board member.

“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,” said Michael Oluwagbemi, outgoing AfriLabs board chairperson.

“I am excited about the opportunities ahead in this next phase of growth for the organisation, 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,” concluded Enonchong.

Cover Image Credit: Lioness Africa

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