The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) today announced the launch of two additional social media channels to support its growing stable of online community users for its flagship program, the African Law Library (ALL)
Africa is one of the fastest growing continents globally in terms of internet connectivity and usage, with more than 26.5% of Africans now having internet access (http://internetworldstats.com
The Foundation’s Managing Director, Elodie de Warlincourt affirms the importance of targeted social media engagement to catalyse the innovation spirit in Africa: “We believe that fit-for-purpose communications is a pre-requisite for AIF to meet its goal of sustainable development and view Facebook and Twitter as a key conversation tools for promoting law and governance in Africa. Hot on the heels of the e-library launch, AIF will also engage new social media connections for its Social Impact Program for Angola (SIPA).”
Sophie Bussmann-Kemdjo, ALL Program Director believes that harnessing the power of an online presence is key to enhancing the presence and visibility of ALL across the continent: “We’re excited to hook up with Africans from all walks of life on a wider scale through our brand new Facebook wall and Twitter handle – and look forward to news updates from our community of users, hearing your voices, and sharing your views and perspectives through our live chats and discussions. Our strategy is to move beyond a broadcast model into an active engagement channel.”
With a growing database of over 100 000 legal texts, the ALL online platform http://www.africanlawlibrary.