Throughout history, people have used stars for guidance. Farmers observed changing patterns in the sky to guide them when to sow and when to harvest. Travelers used stars as navigation systems to keep them on track. Several African traditions link celestial symbols to sayings about the wisdom of leadership and proper behavior within the community.
Every community has it's champions, we call ours, Nyota - the Kiswahili word for star. NYOTA celebrates our champions as guiding stars for the technology and innovation ecosystems in Africa. Across from Cairo to Cape Town, Dakar to Dar es salaam. As ancient Africa communities used extensive, centuries-old knowledge of the stars for navigation our Nyota have been positive guides that have greatly impacted the continental innovation ecosystem.
While they are all powerful individually, just like stars in the sky they have shown us that they have more impact when they work together, like the major constellations in the sky. Together our NYOTA are a powerful constellation that we are proud to honour.
Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) is an innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity. CcHUB is Nigeria’s premier living lab designed as a space where work to catalyze creative tech ventures take place.
The hub is Nigeria’s first open living lab for technologists, entrepreneurs, tech companies, investors and hackers in and around Lagos. Over the years, CcHUB has provided technological solutions to various sectors of the economy including education, public health and, governance through the various projects the hub is actively engaging in.