Profiles of main tech parks, accelerators, hackathons

In a difficult sociopolitical context, where the State controls only about 30 percent of the national territory, the priorities seem to be elsewhere than in technological innovation. Despite the absence of an integrated system of technological innovation at the national level, in December 2015, the Ministry of National Education, in partnership with UNICEF, officially launched EduTrac, a system for collecting data on schools through SMS. According to UNESCO, EduTrac will enable the Ministry of Education to collect timely and regular ad hoc data on schools in complementarity with the existing system.

Thus, all school principals in the country will be able to register in the system and answer questions that will be regularly sent by the Ministry of Education. However, due to the telephone coverage and electricity networks issues in the hinterland, this tool will be limited to large cities where mobile networks exist.