Maker Faire Africa (MFA) 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, propagated, etc. MFA will take place August 13-15 at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Ghana's capital, Accra.
How You can Support MFA
First off, help spread the word! Let people know where and when it will be. Share the link to the site, grab a badge, blog it.
Second, help us find sponsors. If you know an organization or individual who would like to support this amazing event, put us in touch with them. It could be monetary, or it could be donating some cool gadgets, gear, tools or devices for people to hack on while there. (example idea: we’d love to get some LEGO Mindstorm kits for the local high schools).
Third, come. If you have the time and ability, we’d love to have you, your ideas and your gadgets at MFA.
The organizing team to put together Maker Faire Africa, joined by my an excellent group of people including:
Emeka Okafor of Timbuktu Chronicles and the Director of TED Africa
Erik Hersman, Founder of AfriGadget
Lars Hasselblad Torres, Director MIT IDEAS Competition
Mark Grimes, Founder Ned.com and Founder NedSpace
Nii Simmonds of Nubian Cheetah
Info from Nii Simmonds
MakerFaire Africa is coming soon!
Maker Faire Africa Program - Kofi Annan ICT Center - KACE-AITI
Accra, Ghana August 14-16, 2009
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