Want to expose corruption? Empower the poor? There's an app for that

Published 6:33 AM ET, Wed December 18, 2013
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Strengthening civil society can benefit everyone, argues Loren Treisman.
Social entrepreneurs in Africa, like Nigeria's Co-Creation Hub, are developing businesses and initiatives that tackle social challenges.
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Co-Creation Hub regular Sola Ajay developed the Efiko app of timed quizzes for students to help them in their studies. Errol Barnett/CNN
Oluseun Onigbinde worked at CC-Hub to create the BudgIT platform, which give Nigerians access to public data and government budget figures. Errol Barnett/CNN
iHub is a Nairobi innovation hub for technologists, young entrepreneurs, investors, tech companies and hackers in the area. iHub
The Kytabu app was developed at iHub. It brings students digitized version of text books, making them cheaper and more accessible. CNN