Launched in 2017 and based in Nairobi, Kenya the Innovation for Change (I4C) Africa Hub is a vital new physical and online space for regional ideas and social innovations. The I4C Africa Hub is powered by its dynamic, growing community of civic space advocates from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), technologists and cross-sectoral partners.
Innovation for Change (I4C) is a global network of people and organizations who want to connect, partner and learn together to defend and strengthen civic space and overcome restrictions to our basic freedoms of assembly, association and speech. It is a community-led network inspired by ideas, methods, and technologies from across different sectors.
It works together with other organizations on advocacy, research, network building, education and training, fundraising, digital literacy and technology development. Its seven (7) connected regional hubs are growing in both physical and online spaces across Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Middle East, North Africa (MENA), and the Pacific. Here, people exchange ideas and share their successes, challenges and opportunities in incubating social change and building sustainable solutions.
The I4C Africa Hub is working to strengthen the capacity of civil society through home-grown African solutions while being part of a global network that offers network members access to the latest thinking, resources and collaborations.