The AfriConEU project essentially strengthens and reinforces the digital innovation ecosystems in Africa by targeting existing Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and supporting them through capacity building and networking activities. African DIHs are playing a central role in the development of digital entrepreneurship. By raising their capacities to tackle the challenges, they will be more effective in driving digital innovation.

The project will develop, test, and validate the “AfriConEU Networking Academy,” an innovative mechanism for connecting and sharing best practices, experiences, and resources between DIHs in Africa and between DIHs in Africa and the EU in a comprehensive, replicable, and self-sustaining way. Through two flagship programs, the AfriConEU Networking Academy will empower African DIHs to serve their local industry best, boost their Startup ecosystem and empower the youth population with the necessary skills to thrive in a digitalized world.