Fab Lab Suriname; update 2012

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Fab Lab Suriname; update 2012; Pieter van der Hijden; Fab8 International Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2012.

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Fab Lab Suriname; update 2012

  1. 1. WELCOME TO SWITI SRANANFab LabSuriname;update 2012Presentation atFab8; Wellington,New Zealand,2012Pieter van derHijden MSc, SofosConsultancy Movie Destination Suriname: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdZU4WgHgiY 1
  2. 2. WELCOME TO SURINAME Tropical country 400 * 400 km Flat coastal strip 80 km Hilly tropical rainforest with some mountains Source: www.gov.sr Rich of natural resources 2
  3. 3. WELCOME TO SURINAME Economy  Mining (oil, gold, bauxite)  Agriculture  Tourism  Offshore (call centres)GDP pc – Computed by Wolfram Alpha = Population: 80% - urban, 10% - rural,USD 15.3 per day per person 10% - forest, 500,000 in total 3
  4. 4. RURAL AREAclose to city - road traffic - schools simple - money economy –modest education – modest income – quiet - static Source: left: Google Earth 4
  5. 5. MINI FAB LABOLPC – One Laptop Per Child -Computer Club (Movie Maker,Game Maker, Internet / Wifi) -Cameo Cutting Device - Arduino,Raspberry Pi - informal learning -social development 5
  6. 6. MINI FAB LAB 6
  7. 7. JUNGLE AREAfar from city – boat/plane traffic - schools primitive – gsmupcoming – self-sustaining – mining - indigenous people and“marrons” – migration to city Source: 3 pictures to the left: IGSR 7
  8. 8. URBAN AREACity – Lively, shops, offices, bars, schools,dynamic, spending, unemployment Source: left: Google Earth 8
  9. 9. Creative Internet University Researchcampus provider institutes STAKEHOLDERS Techn. schools Consulta ncies Colleges Ministry Women of movement education Embassy Training centre Labour Adult union education Govern- NGO mentCrafters Employers Bank ass. Min. of labour & techn. Min. of Big trade and company industry Chamber of Cultural commerce centre Museum Waag Supra Drawing by A. Fienieg - society nationals 1992 9
  10. 10. NEED FOR FAB LAB Empower adults without education Give all children access to up-to-date education Invention Develop community to fulfill Job Creation its basic needs (electricity, clean water, sanitary Problem Solving conditions, repair) Education Stimulate new businesses Empowerment Support small and medium enterprises to innovate The tower to empower (CSIR South Africa) Connect to the world 10
  11. 11. STAKEHOLDERS DYNAMICS Subsequent initiators  Recurring pattern  Fab Lab Waag Society  Initial interest and claim  Local internet provider of ownerschip  Mixed creative campus  Limited follow-up actions initiative  Competing priorities  Chamber of Commerce  Our policy and Industry  Who is the client?  Ministry of Technology  Which help is required  Government and appreciated? 11
  12. 12. REGULAR FAB LAB Mixed creative campus consortium (NL-SR) Mixed motives (social, economical) Fab Lab Waag Society involved Long term perspective 1. Raising money for campus 2. Developing campus Source: Spang Campus 3. Developing Fab Lab 12
  13. 13. OFFICIAL FAB LAB Government initiated Mixed motives (boosting high tech, connecting to the world) Contacts with various NL Fab Labs Short term perspective 1. Funding available 2. Space available 3. People available 13
  14. 14. CONCLUSION Mini Fab Lab  Autonomous and flexible  Experiences in local context  Resources for spreading the word Regular Fab Lab and Official Fab Lab  Stay in touch  Search for synergy  Help where possible 14
  15. 15. KON HESI BAKA! – COME BACK SOON! Thank You! Pieter van der Hijden MSc ict for development, government, and learning Sofos Consultancy, The Netherlands www.sofos.nl – pvdh@sofos.nl 15

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