Kenyan Engineer Is 3D Printing a New Future

By Lyndsey Gilpin – originally published in innovationsstories.com. […] There are millions of people with registered cases of jiggers, [Roy] Ombatti said, and many of them are schoolchildren. But because the infection is associated with poverty, the shame and stigma of it lead many people to suffer in silence. Shoes are, of course, a simple solution to…

Kapital Movie presents the 1st South Sudan #PeaceHackCamp in Juba

Kapital Movie presents the 1st South Sudan #PeaceHackCamp in Juba Open media literacy training for inter-communal peacebuilding in South Sudan Peacebuilder app code-a-thon, youth innovation ‘barcamp’, workshops, concerts Takes place Juba, Monday November 30 – Wednesday Dec 02, 2015 Preliminary program & details https://peacehackcamp2015.wordpress.com Free of charge – all members of the public are invited…

Lagos Photo Festival 2015: ‘Designing Futures’

The sixth edition of LagosPhoto Festival Designing Futures positions the relationships between African design, the design of Africa and our understanding of how we may design Africa, as the platform to discuss our past, present and future intentions. With history, circumstance and fantasy as significant pointers of the lens-based projects exhibited, Designing Futures highlights crucial…

What the German government thinks a “Strategic Partnership for a ‘Digital Africa'” should look like

Written by Tobias Denskus – reblogged from http://aidnography.blogspot.de. It was coincidence that the #HackingTeam story broke while I was drafting this post. In one way, these two posts are very much unrelated, but in other ways there is a narrative that binds them together: While ‘digital development’, ICT4D and ICT4Bad happen right here and now, the German ministry…