for the good

of liberia

tech-driven solutions,

powered by community

 

iLab's Mission

iLab Liberia is a non-profit local tech hub that provides access to information, open and geospatial data, research, web technologies and expert ICT assistance through a community of volunteers leveraging technology for the good of Liberia. Founded in 2011, we develop local solutions through global standards while serving partners ranging from government, private sector & development actors.

 

iLab supports development actors, Civil Society Organizations and local businesses by integrating tech to enhance their services; works closely with the Governments on technology initiatives that promote access to information, peace and security, elections, Health emergencies, Open governance, climate change, research, data collection, while developing platforms and systems for  anti-corruption, accountability and the rule of law. 

Since opening our doors in 2011, iLab have offered over 300 trainings and public events for more than 3,500 Liberians ranging from web and mobile development, open data and visualization, data collection and analysis, geospatial and participatory mapping, entrepreneurship, physical computing and networking, coding, leadership among other skills  that focus on open source technologies and other relevant solutions. Through these initiatives, we’ve managed to expand to all 15 counties by building the tech capacity of rural dwellers and continuously seek employment opportunities for them.

iLab also customizes technologies for projects across West Africa, including mobile data collection & analysis platforms, online reporting platforms for citizen engagement & good governance initiatives, geospatial mapping, web and mobile solutions. iLab has overseen the customization & implementation of surveys to more than 30,000 respondents in urban and rural settings, trained dozens of enumerators, and assisted data analysts – for governments and nonprofits – in how to best utilize the results.

In collaboration with our long-time partner Accountability Lab Liberia, iLab co-manages iCampus – a shared innovation and community space for organizations, start-ups and government agencies working at the intersection of technology, accountability and social change in Liberia. iCampus acts as a physical and virtual space for ICT and governance training and meetups; a cross-sectoral networking and innovation space; and a focal point for elections and open governance work.

Community Driven

Our diverse community includes students, professionals, government officials, artists and entrepreneurs. They dictate what topics & tools are useful and iLab custom-builds the trainings and events, delivered in a collaborative learning environment.

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Attended Trainings

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Innovative Technologies

iLab’s roster of tech integrations includes an online platform for citizen reports of corruption, mapping thousands of calls to the Ebola Emergency Dispatch Unit, stewarding Liberia’s most comprehensive conflict map, & customizing the country’s first Freedom of Information request platform

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Trainings &

Events Offered

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Different Topics Covered

Open & Accessible

Wherever possible, the iLab team offers free trainings with an emphasis on open source tools and systems that promote interactive communities and shared ownership.

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iCampus

Liberia’s first inter-disciplinary and collaborative community that incorporates cutting-edge technologies, accountability, open governance and social enterprise to encourage positive change in Liberia.

 
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Allanko Wennie

Finance Manager

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Yassah Williwu

Chief Chef

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Carter Draper

Country Director

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Yassah Fobay

Cleaner

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Luther Jeke

iCampus Director

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Sandra Perkins-Lighe

Finance Officer

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George A. Karnwie

Program Director

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Anthony Kamah

Logistics & Administrative Officer

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Rio, Francis, Kennedy, Maxwell

iCampus Security Team

Foday Konneh

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Kpetermeni Siakor

Leaid Zeyoe

Randy Xarri George

Mark Sesay

Alumni

 

© 2019 iLab Liberia

iLab Liberia | located at iCampus  | 150 Carey Street | Monrovia, Liberia