Free access to information ensures transparency and promotes participation in public debate. New technology continues to evolve, and the internet currently allows citizens around the world to access a plurality of sources and a vast amount of information in just one click. Nevertheless, the dispersion of the information from different sources requires an effort of research, that may lead to some information being missed.
In order to provide all stakeholders with the relevant information on geographical indications in Africa in a one-stop-shop, the online GI Hub (https://africa-gi.com/en) was developed by the EUIPO. AfrIPI will continue to update and further develop this platform, enhancing it with additional information, studies, and technical functionalities.