The second phase of the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) videogame cohort is approaching its end with the list of applicants now down to an impressive bunch of five excellent projects. Digital Lab Africa which is now in its fifth year is an initiative of the French Institute and the French Embassy in South Africa and managed by the South African innovation hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct to boost the growth of the digital economy in Africa.
This years round which was an entirely online affair for the first time since its inception will see winners become part of an online incubation which will run between September 2021 and March 2022. The finalists which include two Nigerian projects are below:
- GATEKEEPERS (Nigeria)
- Mama Julie (Nigeria)
- Water’s Dream (South Africa)
- I Can Transform (Togo)
- KALANORO (Madagascar)
Jurors: Hugo Obi (Nigeria), Nicolas Etienne (Germany), Francis Ingrand (France), Frédéric BLIN (France), Christophe Belhumeur (France), Nicholas Hall (SouthAfrica).
Created in 2016, Digital Lab Africa is an initiative of the French Institute and the French Embassy in South Africa, managed by the South African innovation hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct since 2018. The program is supported by the Agence française de développement (AFD), SACEM, TRACE, TV5 Monde Afrique and a number of French and Sub-Saharan African partners.