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  • Plant seeds of local collaboration for makers in Africa Call for sponsorship Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • Project summary Goals & Impact Methodology Sustainability Call to Action About 2 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • The Problem Over 250 Million children in Africa dont have access to STEM educa;on. 93% of local entrepreneurs surveyed Text agree that students need access to specic training to become entrepreneurs Patent applica8ons in South Africa dropped by 24% from 2008 to 2011 Source: ... 3 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • The Afrimakers Solution 4 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • The key numbers 7 HUBS IN AFRICA asked us to go and train them to work with young people (Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt ) 14 MAKER BOXES will be given to the local hubs aLer the hands-on training 40 MAKER FELLOWSHIPS will be oered for members of each team to go and train other hubs and makers in the region and near countries. Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • The Afrimakers team In April 2013 we met all the founders from the Afrilabs community at a conference in Berlin and we spend a week prototyping workshops and talking about future of maker movement in Africa. As a result Afrimakers was born! The Afrimakers Story 6 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • The Ecosystem of change Documenta;on Solu;ons for Local communi;es Extremely aordable prototyping tools Afrimakers Regional collabora;on Big ideas Sustainable investments Local Makers Wednesday, December 11, 13 Big problems
  • Big problems were tackling Tanzania: Environment In Dar es Salaam less than 5% of the population is connected to a sewage system. Local team will create a simple a portable sewage system made from trash Tunisia: Transparency Local makers will design and code apps for civic journalism and transparency projects Egypt: Air pollution Local makers will build air quality stations that will enable them to measure and display air pollution in real time Kenya: Youth employment 500,000 youth who graduate from various tertiary institutions 75% remain unemployed. Local teams will develop entrepreneurship coaching workshops and design thinking classes adapted to local youth Ghana: Health Local makers will design and build a malaria detection application that will measure difference in light signal to determine state of the disease and best treatment. Zambia: Education Local teams will design computational thinking and ICT curriculum while developing local software businesses based on the lean methodology Nigeria: Electricity Local teams will design smart solar panels, smart batteries and converters that will help them better manage constant black-outs Wednesday, December 11, 13 South Africa: Water scarcity Local teams will explore desalinization solutions and rain water collection for solving water crisis in agriculture
  • Teams and partners on the ground Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • Making becomes a cultural manifesto. The things we build define us as a society. Dream big h Real innovaOon re appens real where people a facing problems and constrains 10 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • Timeline and Impact Ini;al training on the ground to provide each hub with a maker box to train at least 5 mentors per hub to coach 400 children per locaAon in hands-on workshops Follow-up with regional collabora;on Jan-Feb 2014 Mar- June July-Dec 40 selected mentors get a fellowship to be able to visit and trainother hubs in the region iniAal team projects are tested and prototyped at a regional level each mentor trains other 20 mentors in the region Impact challenges for local selected teams 1 Year, 7 impact projects, 800 mentors 3000 children and young people trained Wednesday, December 11, 13 3 global challenges will be launched to the maker community workshops and hackathons for young people will be organized across the three regions (E, S and W Africa) for solving these challenges a global report of projects and best pracAces will be published and shared on all channels
  • Milestones training on the ground 16-20 Jan Aswan training in partnership with IceCairo and IceAlexandria 21-27 Jan Nairobi training in collabora;on with Gearbox and I-Hub 28-3 Feb Tanzania training with Kinu hub 4-8 Feb Zambia training in partnership with BongoHive 9-14 Feb Capetown training in partnership with R-labs 15-21 Feb Lagos training with HacKIDemia local hub 22-28 Feb Ghana training in collabora;on with Open University of West Africa See live calendar here Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • Our Methodology Contextualize and prototype solu;on Iden;fy problem Identify who is affected by the problem Identify main contributor to the problem (expert matter) Define target group & their needs Check what is locally available ( People, Tools, Space, Electricity) Make a list of possible benefits for all parties involved Think of interactive components to engage young people (games, examples,success stories etc.) Strategy: Build an architecture of incen;ves Wednesday, December 11, 13 Check availability team & skills Identify potential funding and timing Define prototype features List necessary materials Prepare set up and use of location Define number of local mentors that will be trained Prepare content for workshops Finalize program and review initial needs assessment Strategy: Focus on the local ecosystem Pilot a fabrica;on hands-on workshop Pilot an initial fabrication workshop together with 20 kids and mentors Take notes, observe, reflect Evaluate Celebrate the first workshop success Give certificates (DIY) badges to the participants Document process and project Strategy: Lean approach and community involvement
  • Cycle of our criAcal making projects PROTOTYPE SOLUTION LOCAL MAKERS COMMUNITY IDENTIFY PROBLEM Wednesday, December 11, 13 TEST AND DOCUMENT
  • How are we sustainable? We create jobs for fresh graduates and unemployed young people Mentors can conduct paid workshops in private schools and free workshops in public schools The community starts noOcing the benets of knowledge sharing Wednesday, December 11, 13 The iniOal team from the 7 hubs will be able to sell new maker boxes and gain funding for the training of trainers to set-up new communiOes. The iniOaOve is managed and owned locally and will grow organically thanks to the engagement of the local people and stakeholders.
  • Revenue model: example Nigeria team In 2012 we received 2000$ investment to train 50 graduate students in Nigeria to run hands-on workshops with children The trained team has organized 10 workshops with 400 children in 10 days. Private schools paid for the workshops Public schools received the workshops for free. All costs were covered with the income generated by workshops. The same investor is funding now the hub in Nigeria to parOcipate in Afrimakers Video Hackidemia Nigeria Stories from the local mentors 16 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • How are we scaling the project? We created an applicaOon called Makehub especially for documenOng all the Afrimakers projects Makers can : document projects to share and remix later. collaborate on common projects create custom kits and buy the required materials for any project Ideas + remix Documentation Online sharing Idea Makers Ideas + remix 17 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • How can you get involved? Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • Donate abundant resources Donate Air Miles here Give us access to your tools Make your support visible 19 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  • Sponsor a local makerspace! Tools Materials Training Mentoring Sponsor 2500 $ for a maker space 1 Maker box 3 Maker fellowship Wednesday, December 11, 13 + Training for 400 makers The maker box for 1 space contains: 4 Arduino, 2 Makey-Makey, 1 Raspberry Pie an RFID starter kit a Soldering kit 5 Humidity and Temperature sensors