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Afrimakers proposal

  1. 1. Plant seeds of local collaboration for makers in Africa Call for sponsorship Wednesday, December 11, 13
  2. 2. Project summary Goals & Impact Methodology Sustainability Call to Action About 2 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  3. 3. The Problem Over  250  Million  children  in   Africa  don’t  have  access  to   STEM  educa;on. 93%  of  local  entrepreneurs  surveyed Text agree  that  students  need  access  to  specific   training  to  become  entrepreneurs   Patent  applica8ons  in  South  Africa  dropped by   24%  from  2008  to  2011 Source:  ... 3 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  4. 4. The Afrimakers Solution 4 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  5. 5. The  key  numbers                            7  HUBS  IN  AFRICA  asked  us  to  go  and  train  them  to  work  with  young  people                            (Kenya,  Tanzania,  South  Africa,  Zambia,  Ghana,  Nigeria,  Egypt  ) 14  MAKER  BOXES    will  be  given  to  the  local  hubs  aLer  the  hands-­‐on  training 40  MAKER  FELLOWSHIPS  will  be  offered  for  members  of  each  team  to  go   and  train  other  hubs  and  makers  in  the  region  and  near  countries. Wednesday, December 11, 13
  6. 6. The Afrimakers team In April 2013 we met all the founders from the Afrilabs community at a conference in Berlin and we spend a week prototyping workshops and talking about future of maker movement in Africa. As a result Afrimakers was born! The  Afrimakers  Story 6 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  7. 7. The  Ecosystem  of  change Documenta;on Solu;ons  for   Local  communi;es Extremely  affordable prototyping  tools Afrimakers Regional   collabora;on Big  ideas   Sustainable   investments Local  Makers Wednesday, December 11, 13 Big  problems  
  8. 8. Big  problems  we’re  tackling Tanzania: Environment In Dar es Salaam less than 5% of the population is connected to a sewage system. Local team will create a simple a portable sewage system made from trash Tunisia: Transparency Local makers will design and code apps for civic journalism and transparency projects Egypt: Air pollution Local makers will build air quality stations that will enable them to measure and display air pollution in real time Kenya: Youth employment 500,000 youth who graduate from various tertiary institutions 75% remain unemployed. Local teams will develop entrepreneurship coaching workshops and design thinking classes adapted to local youth Ghana: Health Local makers will design and build a malaria detection application that will measure difference in light signal to determine state of the disease and best treatment. Zambia: Education Local teams will design computational thinking and ICT curriculum while developing local software businesses based on the lean methodology Nigeria: Electricity Local teams will design smart solar panels, smart batteries and converters that will help them better manage constant black-outs Wednesday, December 11, 13 South Africa: Water scarcity Local teams will explore desalinization solutions and rain water collection for solving water crisis in agriculture
  9. 9. Teams  and  partners  on  the  ground Wednesday, December 11, 13
  10. 10. Making becomes a cultural manifesto. The things we build define us as a society. Dream  big h “ Real  innovaOon  re  appens  real   where  people  a facing   “ problems  and  constrains 10 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  11. 11. Timeline  and  Impact Ini;al  training  on  the  ground • to  provide  each  hub  with  a  maker  box • to  train  at  least  5  mentors  per  hub • to  coach  400  children  per  locaAon  in                    hands-­‐on  workshops Follow-­‐up  with  regional  collabora;on Jan-Feb 2014 Mar- June July-Dec • 40  selected  mentors  get  a  fellowship  to  be  able   to  visit  and    trainother  hubs  in  the  region • iniAal  team  projects  are  tested  and  prototyped   at  a  regional  level • each  mentor  trains  other  20  mentors  in  the   region Impact  challenges  for  local  selected  teams 1  Year,  7  impact  projects,  800  mentors   3000  children  and  young  people  trained Wednesday, December 11, 13 • 3  global  challenges  will  be  launched  to                    the  maker  community • workshops  and  hackathons  for  young  people  will   be  organized  across  the  three  regions  (E,  S  and  W   Africa)  for  solving  these  challenges • a  global  report  of  projects  and  best  pracAces  will  be   published  and  shared  on  all  channels
  12. 12. Milestones  training  on  the  ground 16-­‐20  Jan Aswan  training  in  partnership  with  IceCairo  and  IceAlexandria 21-­‐27  Jan Nairobi  training  in  collabora;on  with  Gearbox  and  I-­‐Hub   28-­‐3  Feb Tanzania  training  with  Kinu  hub 4-­‐8  Feb Zambia  training  in  partnership  with  BongoHive 9-­‐14  Feb Capetown  training  in  partnership  with  R-­‐labs 15-­‐21  Feb Lagos  training  with  HacKIDemia  local  hub 22-­‐28  Feb Ghana  training  in  collabora;on  with  Open  University  of  West  Africa See  live  calendar  here Wednesday, December 11, 13
  13. 13. Our  Methodology Contextualize  and   prototype  solu;on Iden;fy  problem • • • • • • Identify who is affected by the problem Identify main contributor to the problem (expert matter) Define target group & their needs Check what is locally available ( People, Tools, Space, Electricity) Make a list of possible benefits for all parties involved Think of interactive components to engage young people (games, examples,success stories etc.) Strategy:  Build  an   architecture  of  incen;ves Wednesday, December 11, 13 • • • • • • • • Check availability team & skills Identify potential funding and timing Define prototype features List necessary materials Prepare set up and use of location Define number of local mentors that will be trained Prepare content for workshops Finalize program and review initial needs assessment Strategy:  Focus  on  the   local  ecosystem Pilot  a  fabrica;on hands-­‐on  workshop   • • • • • • Pilot an initial fabrication workshop together with 20 kids and mentors Take notes, observe, reflect Evaluate Celebrate the first workshop success Give certificates (DIY) badges to the participants Document process and project Strategy:  Lean  approach   and  community  involvement
  14. 14. Cycle  of  our  criAcal  making  projects PROTOTYPE SOLUTION LOCAL  MAKERS COMMUNITY IDENTIFY   PROBLEM Wednesday, December 11, 13 TEST  AND DOCUMENT
  15. 15. How  are  we  sustainable? We  create  jobs  for  fresh  graduates   and  unemployed  young  people Mentors  can  conduct  paid   workshops  in  private  schools  and   free  workshops  in  public  schools   The  community  starts noOcing  the  benefits of  knowledge  sharing Wednesday, December 11, 13 The  iniOal  team  from  the  7  hubs  will   be  able  to  sell  new  maker  boxes  and   gain  funding  for  the  training  of   trainers  to  set-­‐up  new  communiOes. The  iniOaOve  is  managed   and  owned  locally  and   will  grow  organically   thanks  to  the  engagement   of  the  local  people  and   stakeholders.
  16. 16. Revenue  model:  example  Nigeria  team   In  2012  we  received  2000$  investment  to   train  50  graduate  students  in  Nigeria  to   run  hands-­‐on  workshops  with  children The  trained  team  has  organized  10   workshops  with  400  children  in  10  days. Private  schools  paid  for  the  workshops   Public  schools  received  the  workshops  for   free.   All  costs  were  covered  with  the  income   generated  by  workshops.   The  same  investor  is  funding  now  the  hub   in  Nigeria  to  parOcipate  in  Afrimakers Video  Hackidemia  Nigeria Stories  from  the  local  mentors 16 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  17. 17. How  are  we  scaling  the  project? We  created  an  applicaOon  called   Makehub  especially  for  documenOng   all  the  Afrimakers  projects Makers  can  : • document  projects  to  share  and   remix  later. • collaborate  on  common  projects • create  custom  kits  and  buy  the   required  materials  for  any  project   Ideas + remix Documentation Online sharing Idea Makers Ideas + remix 17 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  18. 18. How  can  you  get  involved? Wednesday, December 11, 13
  19. 19. Donate  abundant  resources Donate  Air Miles  here Give  us  access   to  your  tools Make  your support  visible 19 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  20. 20. Sponsor  a  local  makerspace!   Tools Materials Training Mentoring   Sponsor  2500  $  for  a  maker  space 1  Maker  box 3  Maker   fellowship Wednesday, December 11, 13 + Training   for  400   makers The  maker  box  for  1  space  contains: • 4  Arduino,  2  Makey-­‐Makey,  1   Raspberry  Pie • an  RFID  starter  kit • a  Soldering  kit     • 5  Humidity  and  Temperature   sensors • 2  Pulse  sensors,  1  Color   detector  sensor,  1  Carbon   Monoxide  sensor • a  Camera  module • a  Third  hand • tons  of  tools  like  LEDs,  cables,   batteries,  bread   boards,  copper  tape,  tools   pliers,  scissors  and  alligator   clips   • training  materials  and  books • and  lots  more!
  21. 21. Enable  your  employees  to  become  mentors We  could  connect  them  with  the  local   teams  via  online  communica;on  and   organize  on-­‐site  joint-­‐hackathons.   ApplicaAon  form  for  mentors   available  here Le# Logical  Thinking AnalyOc Probability ObjecOve Verbal Enable  your  employees  to  work  on   crea;ve  projects  with  social  impact Wednesday, December 11, 13 CogniOon Affect SensaOon Beliefs Right Crea3ve  Thinking GeneraOve Possibility SubjecOve Visual
  22. 22. Benefits  for  your  company $ • Access  to  local  talent   • Localized  content  and  projects  for   computaOonal  thinking,  digital  literacy   and  entrepreneurship Wednesday, December 11, 13 • Connexion  with  the  local  stakeholders • R&D  Ecosystem  for  future  investments   • Great  PR  for  long  term  and  sustainable   involvement  in  Africa  
  23. 23. About  us HacKIDemia   is   a   global   organizaOon   based   in   Berlin   that   enables   future   changemakers   to   access   and   create   a   hands-­‐on   science,   technology,   art,   engineering   and   design   educaOon   that   will   enable   them   to   solve   challenges   by   developing   and   tesOng   creaOve   soluOons   and  physical  arOfacts. We  believe  curiosity,  empathy,  and   play  can  change  the  world. Founded   in   September   2012   as   private   foundaOon   by   Stefania   Druga,   former   Googler  and  Singularity  University  fellow,   HacKIDemia   has  trained  8000  children  in   25  countries  over  the  last  14  months. Wednesday, December 11, 13
  24. 24. Some  of  our  workshops Wednesday, December 11, 13
  25. 25. Help  make  a  difference  in  the  way  educa;on  is  delivered   and  empower  young  makers  in  Africa  to  learn  by  doing! Wednesday, December 11, 13
  26. 26. THANK YOU ! FOR YOUR ATTENTION Plant seeds of local collaboration Afrimakers Phone:  +1  415  503  89  44 Email: Powered  by  HacKIDemia  2013 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  27. 27. Get  in  Touch   Plant seeds of local collaboration Afrimakers CONTACT US ON THE WEB 59  Reichenberger  Str.  Berlin,  DE Phone:  +1  415  503  89  44 Email: Mobile:  123-­‐456-­‐789 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  28. 28. Appendix Campaign link Afrimakers book Tool-kit for local teams HacKIDemia previous projects 28 Wednesday, December 11, 13
  29. 29. Afrimakers  book:  Imagine  the  future Afrimakers  wants  the  project  to  enable   parOcipants  to  re-­‐imagine  not  only  their   present,  but  also  their  futures.  This  is  why  we   have  proposed  a  sub-­‐project  called  "Imagine   the  Future"  as  a  part  of  the  iniOaOve.   Par;cipants  will  be  crea;ng  imaginary   objects    objects  from  the  future   A  community  of  sci-­‐fi  writers  have  agreed  to   write  stories  about  these  objects  o:  Alex   McDowell,  Alastair  Reynolds,  Hannu   Rajaniemi,  Ramez  Naam,  David  Levine  and   many  more  others. 29 Wednesday, December 11, 13