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@iLabAfrica is a Research Centre under the Fac­ulty of Inform­a­tion Tech­no­logy at Strath­more Uni­ver­sity,  estab­lished in Janu­ary 2011 to spear­head research, innov­a­tion and entre­pren­eur­ship in the ICT for Devel­op­ment (ICT4D) eco­sys­tem towards the attain­ment of the UNDP Mil­len­nium Devel­op­ment Goals (MDGs) and Kenya’s Vis­ion 2030.

We recog­nise that the spread of ICT tech­no­lo­gies in devel­op­ing coun­tries remains pain­fully slow; con­demning a large frac­tion of Africa’s pop­u­la­tion to poverty, under­nour­ish­ment, dis­ease and dis­em­power­ment.

We also recog­nise that this situ­ation is improv­ing in some coun­tries as a res­ult of the phe­nom­enal growth of the mobile tele­phony ser­vices. This improve­ment in data access and con­nectiv­ity has cre­ated a wealth of oppor­tun­it­ies for entre­pren­eurs to engage in mobile-​based ser­vices deliv­ery business.

Our Vis­ion: To be a lead­ing Centre of Excel­lence in the uses of ICT for development.

Our Mis­sion: To provide an envir­on­ment that pro­motes tech­no­lo­gical innov­a­tion and provides busi­ness sup­port struc­tures and policy dir­ec­tion to har­ness the poten­tial of ICT as a genu­ine tool for sus­tain­able development.

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