WHO WE ARE
Sensi Tech Innovation Hub (Sensi) is the first Hub of its kind to be established in Sierra Leone since the country gained its independence in 1961. As a registered company limited and CBO our main objective is to build, sustain and grow a technology driven innovation community in Sierra Leone that drives economic and social development. Sensi does this by providing open, innovative and stimulating community hubs, programme, services, platforms and tech solution consultancy to individuals, businesses, and institutions particularly those that focus on young people under 35. In Sierra Leone young people under 35 account for 49% of the total population however, the unemployment for them has hovered around 70% for the last decade and Sensi understands the long term socioeconomic impact of this and work tirelessly to address challenges concerning the issue.
Our main hub in Aberdeen Freetown and platforms connects and bring together entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and technologies to develop their ideas, access and utilize capital, resources, services, cutting-edge modern technology, grants funding, events, incubation and acceleration programmes, networking, training and jobs opportunities that we make available. Alternatively, our Wellington based CTI-Hub in (partnership with IDYL) and Zuba boxes (in partnership with YMCA and Computer Aid) in Makeni and Pujehun provide essential digital literacy, leadership and business training for young people across the country.
In addition, with a main strategic location at Aberdeen main road in Western Freetown area. The location provides easy access to key commercial businesses, NGOs/CSOs, government and public institutions. Sensi endeavors to work with and contribute towards these actors technological development in terms of service promotion and delivery as well as support job creation especially for young people In Sierra Leone.
Sensi’s approach is to implement programme and services complemented by bottom-up, community driven schemes that focuses on developing social and human capital giving that Sierra Leone economy is fragile with high level of youth unemployment, poor education and infrastructure, limited access to information about entrepreneurship, capital and skills for growth.
Our mission is to create an open community space where technology and entrepreneurship intersect, to build the next generation of innovative solutions and businesses in Sierra Leone.m The success of these solutions will drive social change and create employment; we will be agents of development.
A creative and stimulating space…for aspiring technologists and entrepreneurs to come together, build and launch the next generation of social impact apps and businesses for Sierra Leone and beyond. Built on a highly collaborative and community driven model, this open space in Freetown facilitates the mentoring, skilling, generation of, and exposure to novel ideas needed to foster a more innovative technology and business community in Sierra Leone.