for the good
powered by community
iLab Liberia is a non-profit computer lab, tech training hub and co-working space that provides access to cutting-edge technology, expert IT assistance and a community leveraging technology for the good of Liberia.
iLab offers public ICT trainings, supports local businesses with tech integrations, works closely with the Government of Liberia on Freedom of Information initiatives, and customizes online tools for early warning & response actors. Since opening our doors in 2011, iLab have offered 300 free trainings and public events for 3,500 Liberians that focus on open source technologies and other contextually relevant solutions for the Liberian context.
iLab also customizes technologies for projects across West Africa, including mobile data collection & analysis platforms, online reporting platforms for citizen engagement & good governance initiatives. 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 non-profits – in how to best utilize the results.
In collaboration with our long-time partner Accountability Lab Liberia, iLab also 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 trainings; a cross-sectoral networking and innovation space; and a focal point for elections and open governance work.
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.
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
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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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.
Logistics & Administrative Officer
Rio, Francis, Kennedy, Maxwell
iCampus Security Team
Randy Xarri George