Member Type GIG Member
Gertrude Mawuena Goh
Organisation or initiative
I am working on connecting makerspaces in Africa and promoting their works.
|Where is it located?||
The African Makerspace Network
|About the project||
The Africa Makerspace Network is a big umbrella of makers, tech researchers, makerspaces and technology enthusiasts for networking and capacity building. Some of the things we do to achieve our goals include directing efforts towards
increasing our network makerspaces visibility by featuring them in our magazine – The African Maker, and on our website
technical, organisational and entrepreneurial capacity building by employing our practice and study week programs
recognising and encouraging our members to be innovative through the Africa Makerspaces Excellence Awards
Policy advocacy works through the African European Maker Innovation Ecosystem Project
With these and many more activities, we hope to gradually create an environment enabling enough makerspaces in Africa to thrive, thereby being more empowered to be sustainable and better poised in contributing to developing a sustainable Africa. So, come, let’s do this together!
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|Why are you GIG?||
I joined GIG because of its large community of diverse people, which gives room for networking, learning, exposure and endless collaboration possibilities. Also, GIG adds excellent value to the world through its commitment to supporting innovation and impact-making processes, which I want to be a part of.