Background & Objectives
Mboalab is a community biology lab and makerspace based in Yaounde, Cameroon.
The aim of Mboalab is to catalyse sustainable local development and improve people’s living conditions through open science. To this end, the main missions of Mboalab are as follows: provide community and lifelong education for the population, as well as formal education for the younger generations; serve as a platform for exchanges on issues related to local context; mediate between local communities and academia; propose solutions that meet the needs of communities, using local knowledge and open digital technologies; raise public awareness of environmental issues; facilitate access to basic health care.
We bring together researchers, scholars, educationists, policy makers and the general public to discuss, conceive and implement projects responding to the health, economic and social needs of the community, such as the coronavirus pandemic. Our approach focuses on the integration of local knowledge by centering the local community especially women.
We invite you to take a tour of our lab.