ActivSpaces is an open innovation and collaboration platform in Cameroon. It is similar to iHub in Kenya. Based in Buea, it works in many areas of technology – social media, hardware and creativity. It has a Fellows program which is very popular – readers in Cameroon could give it a try.
The ActivSpaces Fellows Program is an opportunity for talented, enthusiastic people to come to Cameroon and work beside equally talented and highly motivated local developers and tech entrepreneurs. The goal is to facilitate a mutual transfer of skills, knowledge and expertise. We encourage men and women of all cultures, nationalities and creeds to apply. Fellows spend their time in Cameroon working on projects with ActivSpaces members, leading workshops, coordinating projects, advising entrepreneurs and more.
How it Works
Fellows will come to Buea, Cameroon and work alongside a dynamic group of talented programmers helping to support projects while also offering mentoring and business coaching on a peer-to-peer basis. Fellowships are typically for one month, but may be longer or shorter depending on your desire. To participate, you will need to cover your travel expenses to Cameroon. Accommodations are available at a quiet guesthouse with private rooms and shared kitchen facilities within walking distance to ActivSpaces. The guest house is situated near the base of 4090m Mt. Cameroon, the highest peak in West Africa, and has spectacular views of Douala, Buea and the Gulf of Guinea. A local market and several restaurants are conveniently located nearby.
Before you arrive, you should consult your local travel medicine clinic about which vaccinations and medications you’ll need for your stay. The CDC has this useful health information for travellers to Cameroon.
Multiple-entry tourist visas for Cameroon are valid for 90 days and must be obtained prior to your arrival. Check with your local Cameroonian Consular office for specific visa requirements, as these vary depending upon your country of origin. If needed, we can provide you with a legalized letter of invitation to assist you in this process.
When you arrive, we can arrange airport pickup at Douala International and transport via private car to Buea. Rooms at the guesthouse are simple but clean and adequate for short or long stays. Bring your own towel and toiletries. Housekeeping services are provided and the kitchen is equipped for you to prepare your own meals.