Makerspaces for a sustainable development

Mboa Lab’s Critical Making efforts in Cameroon Cameroon’s MboaLab is teaching useful critical making skills with the aim of promoting women’s self worth, their ability to determine their own choices and the right to influence social change for themselves and others as well as to remove gender bias through critical making . MboaLab is an […]

Gig @ re:publica’22 is here!

GIG @ re:publica ‘22 is finally happening in-person (after 2 years of not being able to) and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s festival with the “Any way the wind blows” happens on 8-10 June, at Arena Berlin & Festsaal Kreuzberg Yay for the Makerspace! The Makerspace is happening at re:publica 2022 and as […]

The mAkE website is live!

Scaling and strengthening existing networks mAkE builds on active networks of makerspaces, it strengthens existing pan-African connections between FabLabs, open science and hardware spaces. mAkE brings together the best of both continents to benefit the people who use makerspaces, to learn from each other, to collaborate on vital enabling infrastructures. Makerspaces as Digital Innovation Hubs […]

Gosanitize! Go Girls ICT (South Sudan)’s response to Covid 19

South Sudan is a country that depends entirely on imports from its neighboring countries and during the pandemic, products such as hand sanitizers became more expensive as their demand was high and not affordable to the common person in the community. GoGirls inspiration to research and come up with a hand sanitizer called Gosanitize from […]

ECSA 2022 Conference: Citizen Science for Planetary Health

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We got some great updates about the 4th international ECSA Conference 2022! When: From the 5th-8th October 2022Where: In Berlin Why “Citizen Science for Planetary Health”? Because the health of our planet is at risk. To preserve and support the well-being of all life on Earth, we need the commitment and efforts of everyone – […]

Join our monthly hangouts shaping a gloCal Citizen Social Science Approach

GIG, in its role as CoAct consortium member, strives to contribute to the shaping of this approach with a global bottom-up perspective on how Science should/is be thought of and addressed, and how inclusive bottom-up practices are enabled, in most diverse contexts around the world. Building on a series of hangouts, webinars, and other conversations […]

Our first CoAct 2022 hangout is around the corner!

Join us on Thursday, April 21st, 2PM CEST We will meet for the first of a series of five hangouts providing a space for conversation and co-shaping an inclusive *Open *Citizen *Social Science landscape – Voices and methods from around the world.The Global Innovation Gathering is a consortium member of the Horizon 2020 project ‘CoAct […]

Join us in the Critical Making Mentoring Programme 2022

The mentoring programme is open until the 31st of May. The program is open to innovators working in these 3 areas of innovation:

– Open Science Hardware
– Social Innovations
– Environmental Sustainability
Click here for more details and to apply and /or share with someone who should apply

At Connective Cities Living Lab, “change darers” are Rethinking Municipal Response to global pandemic challenges.

Authors: Harinjaka Ratozamanana, Chris Doering, Daniela Marzavan,  The rise of e-government announced a great change in public administrations—but how could it be without Global Innovation Gatherings “change darers” ? Public sector organisations have always looked out for new ways to fulfil their public mission. This November—together with Mazavan Innovation,  Data Natives, and the Connective Cities […]

Announcing DOTS 2021!

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It is finally that time of the year! Although we could not physically gather anywhere after 2019, we did gather virtually in many events, and also during the weekly GIG team calls. We know the reality of meeting online is not exactly what we want – but we’re also preparing to meet again physically in […]