Profiles of main tech parks, accelerators, hackathons
Tech parks, accelerators and hackathons are difficult to implement in the DRC, which has a budget of US$5bn a year and no opportunity to support the creativity and dissemination of innovations across the country. In most cases, private banks and cellular communication companies support such innovation initiatives. There are some autonomous platforms that are dedicated to the dissemination of information specific to the development of sectoral groups. In the social field, organisations such as the Disability Group and other NGOs have started to build websites on which they advocate for human rights in general. Unfortunately the low level of training and education on ICTs offered to the population, especially in the interior of the country, acts as a brake. As a result, these innovations and technologies remain elitist and cannot be accessed by the entire population indistinctly, particularly in the hinterland.