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 […]

MboaLab inaugurates its “Bio Innovation Hub”

MboaLab committed to educating, transforming and positively impacting the lives of the Cameroonian people through its DIY lab. Last February, Mboalab, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, inaugurated its “Bio-Innovation Hub”. This Hub is a shared biotechnology laboratory made available to researchers and students and is already undoubtedly contributing to the democratisation of biotechnology in […]

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

What is CoAct?

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Co-designing Citizen Social Science for Collective ActionCoAct is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. CoAct is proposing a new understanding of Citizen Social Science as participatory research co-designed and directly driven by citizen groups sharing a social concern, in which they become co-researchers in processes commonly dominated by […]

Africa Hardware and Open Science Summit 2020

Focusing on DIYBio & Sustainability in 2020 Africa OSH Summit 2020 will be held in Yaounde, Cameroon, from 14 to 16 May 2020, under the theme ‘Growing the Do-It-Yourself & Do-It-Together (DIY/DIT) Culture for Community Transformation’. It will be hosted by Mboa Lab. The summit will host workshops, discussions and conferences on making, hacking and DIYBio for […]

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 […]