Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Critical Making in Africa: Local Manufacturing and Regional Collaboration

DayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationsVideo Coverage
Sunday4:30 PM5:00 PMCenter StageWatch Video

The idea for AfriMakers was born last year u2013 since then the AfriMakers tour, initiated by HacKIDemia, has kickstarted maker workshops focused on local challenges in 8 hubs around Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Botswana). Local teams have created air quality monitoring stations, agriculture pest maps, solar chargers, water filters, and mobile laser cutters. AfriMakers team members are going to show case some of the solutions created and discuss why using local know-how and hands-on prototyping for solving local challenges is more effective in creating access to clean water, energy, and information.


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Presenters:

Stefania Druga — Founder

HacKIDemia

Founder of Hackidemia and Afrimakers, former Googler and graduate from an international Erasmus Mundus master of Media Engineering for Education (France, Spain, Portugal).


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