AfriLabs, Intel Corporation and Prosper Africa launch innovative initiative to boost impact enterprises  

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AfriLabs, in collaboration with Intel Corporation and Prosper Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Intel Community Reach Program aimed at addressing critical social challenges in underserved African communities. Leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and broadband connectivity, this initiative seeks to empower communities and drive positive change in key sectors such as education, healthcare, agriculture, environmental services, fintech solutions, and digital skills readiness.

The initiative focuses on several key areas including enhancing access to quality education, particularly in STEM fields, to empower future generations; improving healthcare services and accessibility to ensure the well-being of communities; boosting agricultural productivity and sustainability to address food security challenges; implementing solutions to mitigate environmental degradation and promote sustainability; advancing financial inclusion and access to innovative fintech solutions for underserved populations; and equipping individuals with the digital skills needed to thrive in the modern economy.

Organizations, enterprises, startups, SMEs, and institutions working towards addressing social challenges using AI and/or broadband connectivity are invited to apply. Projects must be based in African Union member states and serve vulnerable populations in underserved areas. Selected projects will receive technical, consultancy, and financial support from Intel, AfriLabs, and Prosper Africa to help bring their innovative ideas to life.

“At Intel, we believe in the transformative power of AI, which is improving every aspect of our lives across every industry. This program reaffirms Intel’s commitment to bringing AI everywhere, leveraging its potential to drive positive change in underserved African communities and beyond. We are excited about this opportunity to partner with AfriLabs and Prosper Africa to enhance access to STEM education and help foster innovation and advanced technology for the betterment of society,” said Dr. Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo, Director of Government Affairs Africa and IGA CTO Liaison.

“Our partnership with Intel under the Prosper Africa Tech for Trade Alliance continues to grow. We are excited to work with AfriLabs on the Community Reach Program to encourage innovation in the African digital ecosystem and to empower the continent’s next generation to compete on the global stage.” – British A. Robinson, Prosper Africa Coordinator.

“At AfriLabs, we are committed to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship across the African continent. The Intel Community Reach Program represents an exciting opportunity to leverage AI and broadband connectivity to drive positive change and empower communities”, said Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director at AfriLabs.

Intel, AfriLabs, and Prosper Africa are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Women tech entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to apply, as their perspectives and contributions are essential to driving innovation and positive change. Interested applicants can submit proposals between 11 April and 7th June 2024 using this link:

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