Africa

Happy New Year 2019

We wish you all a wonderful year 2019 and look forward to a lot of fun and fruitful collaborations.

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My #ASKotec Experience – by Hellen Kimaru

The following post was originally published by team HyracTech at medium.com/@hyractech. I have this belief in skills if we are to make any economic impact and especially for my country where there are limited jobs despite the fact that young people are well schooled, the expectations and the standards set are that standard college or university…

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Our christmas wishes for #ASKotec

In our end-of-year 2018 sprint throughout December, we present to you 31 items that define #ASKotec. By donating to our crowdfunding campaign you support us in assembling more #ASKotec kits, develop targeted curricula, and deliver the basics of electronics and IT skills to young, highly motivated people in transition regions. The christmas packages are packed as…

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End-of-Year event 2018 #HateFreeSouthSudan

Juba, 27th November 2018 – We cordially invite you to attend the #defyhatenow end-of-your-events in Juba and various locations in Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Egypt to celebrate the achievements made in social media hate speech mitigation since 2014. [Download the official press release End-of-Year Event 2018]   Over the past four years #defyhatenow and its partners has…

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#ASKotec in Nepal

Our friend, colleague and #ASKotec pro Me’rlyk Erderms Aebdyul is now in Nepal prepping for his demo and talk at Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire (#KMMF) on Sunday! Learn all about the event at kathmandu.makerfaire.com Also in the kit is Hyrac Tech‘s #HyracBox >> Check it out at hyracbox.com     HyracBox is one of the components of the #ASKotec and the HyracTech team published…

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Anna Lowe on #ASKotec

Anna Sera Lowe is a co-founder of Kumasi Hive, the makerspace in Ghana that supports innovators to build businesses out of their ideas; and the MakerNet Alliance of individuals and organisations working on different aspects of local manufacturing around the world. Her background includes running a factory, a stint as managing director of a tech…

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Elvis Chi Nwosu on #ASKotec

Humans of South Sudan aims to promote and bring awareness by showing ordinary people and places. Their main goal is: Realizing The Advantages of Diversity. African Cultural Awareness in Norway in partnership with YWCA South Sudan >> migrasjon.com     “The #ASKotec skill training initiative has been a much needed resilience and peacebuilding tool for the youths of  South Sudan after the new conflict. It…

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Victoria Wenzelmann on #ASKotec

Victoria Wenzelmann is one of the Co-founders and Directors of GIG, the Global Innovation Gathering, and founder of the big blue Labmobile. In 2013, she co-organized AfricaHackTrip, a journey of nine European web developers and designers to East Africa to connect local tech ecosystems. She holds M.A. degrees in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies and…

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Andrew Quitmeyer on #ASKotec

Meet one of #ASKotec‘s supporters, Andrew Quitmeyer. Andrew studies the intersections between wild animals and computational devices. He’s a professor at the National University of Singapore researching how to blend biological fieldwork and DIY digital crafting. Andrew also leads “Hiking Hacks” around the world where participants build technology entirely in the wild for interacting with nature…

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Join us in building 5 more #ASKotec kits with skilled trainers

Providing Access to Skills and Knowledge in the form of a multi-functional Open Tech Emergency Case gives rural and urban innovators a new point of entrance for understanding the basics in a range of vocational skills from soldering, building simple devices to the handling of important yet often specialised tools that in these regions are…

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