= "community driven technology innovation spaces with a strong social and environmental commitment".
"icehubs are community driven technology innovation spaces with a strong social and environmental commitment. Hubs promote the invention and development of home-grown technological products and services that constitute affordable and viable technological solutions for local challenges. Hubs bring together a diverse community of action-oriented thinkers, doers and leaders in an environment characterized by a collaborative mentality. Icehubs are autonomous, locally managed and financially self-sustainable. These hubs offer events, trainings and co-working space to foster community building, networking and collaborative learning. Icehubs are politically and religiously neutral.
The icehubs-network is an emerging open network enabled by GIZ in partnership with various local organisations. Currently the network consists of iceaddis, icecairo, icealex and icebauhaus. Collaboration between the hubs is facilitated virtually as well as physically." (http://icehubs.wordpress.com/about/)