On the Road with Maker Express [Egypt]

  Cairo Hacker Space and Eshbook are going on a road trip with the Maker Express to more than 20 cities in Egypt!   The Maker Express is a microbus converted into a mobile makerspace. The goal of our eight-week tour is to connect and support venues of innovation across the country: makerspaces, coworking spaces, fab labs, start-ups,…

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…

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…

SMS driven Online Funeral Coordination made in Zimbabwe

Press Release- 16 July 2015, Harare ZIMBABWEAN TECH ENTREPRENEURES LAUNCH AN SMS DRIVEN ONLINE FUNERAL COORDINATION STARTUP Zimbabwean Tech entrepreneurs launch a streamlined funeral coordination platform called funeral.ly. The platform leverages on SMS and whatsapp to notify and share funeral updates to their targeted audience. This came after the founder experienced logistical hardships and frustrations…