Follow my field research chronicles on twitter, starting in Kumasi, Ghana at the International Development Design Summit organized by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and MIT. The summit aims to create equity in the distribution of research and development resources by focusing on the needs of the world’s poor, bringing together students, professors, end-users and professionals from over 20 countries with a broad range of disciplines and experience. Immediately following the summit, the first Maker Faire Africa convenes in Ghana’s capital of Accra. Organized to cultivate a manufacturing base, the Faire will bring together indigenous innovators of locally generated technologies to address immediate challenges to development.
Follow me on twitter to get updates from these events in the upcoming weeks.