MobileSenegal is the first initiative of its kind in a Francophone country in Africa. It is recognized as a Tech Hub by the World Bank. It was founded in 2008 under the umbrella of Pace University in the US and evolves in collaboration with partners across Senegal and beyond. Its mission is to build capacity in mobile technology by participating in the introduction of mobile courses in educational institutions, organizing activities for the wider community, and promoting the work of the Senegalese mobile community. Mobile4Senegal was created to be the legal entity of MobileSenegal and is a registered association in Senegal.