DreamSpace Academy won the Falling Walls Science Engagement Award

On Friday last week, DreamSpace Academy won the Falling Walls Science Engagement award of the year, among 81 applications from 44 countries. Falling Walls Engage is one of the largest international platforms for all forms of science engagement, co-organised by Falling Walls Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Helmholtz Association, Federal Ministry of Education and Research and many […]

African Digital Economy

Ampion and Plutos Ventures launch new venture for Africa-focused start-ups Focus of the new venture – on site development of digital business models Call for Applications from founders and start-ups with an Africa focus start now! Nairobi & Berlin, 12.03.19 – Africa-focused Ampion and Berlin-based Plutos Ventures Holding today announced the founding of Ampion Ventures. […]

Malian in Diaspora of the Year 2018

On January 26, Youssouf Simbo Diakite, founder and CEO at African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe (ADYFE) was awarded the Mali Entrepreneurship and Engagement Award in the category Malian in Diaspora of the Year 2018 – Best Achievement. Read more at maliactu.net/mali-4eme-edition-de-la-nuit-de-lentrepreneuriat-promouvoir-la-creation-demploi/ (French). In December 2018, Youssouf and his team at ADYFE organized the high-level […]

4 years #defyhatenow

Over the past four years #defyhatenow and its partners has strengthened the voices of civil society actors and helped building capacities to mitigate hate speech amongst South Sudanese civil society organisations. The project pursues and encourages collaboration with local civil society actors including diaspora groups, international organisations such as the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Uganda and […]

Is Peace a Commons?

Instituto Procomum launches a magazine with reports and reflections about the role of citizen innovation labs for peace, based on concrete experiences in post-conflict Colombia. Between February 13th and 25th of 2018, the Laboratory of Citizen Innovation for Peace in Colombia #LABICxlaPAZ prototyped ten citizenship projects (chosen by a public call, with proponents and collaborators […]

Low Tech Humanitarian Innovation Project in Greece (planning phase)

I am planning a humanitarian innovation project in Greece with Field Ready and Soup & Socks (Habibi Workspace) starting in July. I am looking for contacts, networking opportunities, funding prospects and like-minded individuals who want to join. The short term goal is to build a lot of humanitarian items for refugees and poor people. While […]

Emancipation through Technology in Africa 4.0

Geraldine de Bastion, radio interview Africa produces an amazing number of technical developments and applications for technical developments, according to Geraldine de Bastion, curator of re:publica and founder of the NGO Global Innovation Gathering. For the Arte documentation ” ‘Digital Africa‘, she reports in a cross-media project on mobile payment in the countryside, drones to monitor the harvest, 3D […]

The South-South Media Lab Collaboration

Over the last two years, icebauhaus has been facilitating technological innovations and creative projects aligned with the development of collaboration among the Global South. Read all about the 2018 edition at medium.com/launchgarage/[…]

CryptoParty in Brazil

CriptoAxé, a CryptoParty event aimed to strengthen the security community of Bahia State in Brazil. It was an effort to unite diverse people, collectives and organizations already involved in the dissemination of the debate about the importance of privacy and the tools of online security and cryptography. An event open to the public, with workshops […]

GOSH, GIG!

Anna, Saad, Alex, and Jorge joined this year’s edition of the Gathering for Open Science Hardware in Shenzhen. China’s booming hardware city was the perfect place for workshops, fruitful discussions and foundation of new collaborations from people all around the globe. Saad and Alex hosted a workshop about microbial fuel cells and discussed with the […]