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Meet Tayo Akinyemi, The new Director of AfriLabs - 5 February 2013
Click here to see a recording of this meeting. The recording lasts 58 minutes.
The last Africa Hubs Web Gathering online meeting on 5 February was a conversation with Tayo Akinyemi, the new Director of Afrilabs - the network of African Innovation and Technology Hubs.
Tayo is an entrepreneurship enthusiast who has worked for several young ventures in the US, Africa, and Latin America. Tayo also has experience in the development and nonprofit sectors. On joining Afrilabs she said
“Many of us believe that we have some sort of purpose—we have something to say, do, or contribute. However, the sad reality is that not everyone gets that opportunity, for a variety of reasons. In Africa, the barriers that prevent people from reaching their full potential can be immense. But when I read the job description, I saw not only a unique chance to make a personal contribution, but to join the increasing number of people who believe that the continent is rising, and the future is only limited by what we can create together.”
This web gathering is your opportunity to meet Tayo and hear about Afrilabs plans for the network of innovation and technology hubs across Africa. There will, as usual be an opportunity for discussion, collaboration and sharing.