Friday, 1 May 2009

Maker Faire Africa 2009!

Q: What happens when you put the drivers of ingenious concepts from Mali with those from Ghana and Kenya, and add resources to the mix?

A: Maker Faire Africa.

"The aim of a Maker Faire-like event is to create a space on the continent where Afrigadget-type innovations, inventions and initiatives can be sought, identified, brought to life, supported, amplified and propagated"
- Emeka Okafor of Timbuktu Chronicles and the Director of TED Africa

We, at Red Button Design, are excitedly planning our visit to Ghana for Maker Faire Africa (#MFA09 on Twitter!)

MFA is new this year. We are very much hoping not only to support the event but to get RBD involved in promoting and harnessing African innovation as part of our ambitious new development plan to establish an alliance of manufacturing cooperatives, constructed to harness the country's extraordinary spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation.

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