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Dr. Monk – Ingenious Solutions And Technology In West Africa

The interconnectedness of our world

According to Dr. Monk

Lynn Zebeda and Ama van Dantzig are Dr. Monk. ‘Dr. Monk heals the world. Makes it a better place. For you and for me and the man in the mirror. You are not alone!’

Kunle Adeyemi's I Makoko floating school

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WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?

“Kunle Adeyemi's floating school - An innovative prototype, floating structure, powered with solar energy located in Lagos state, Nigeria.”
Kunle Adeyemi's I Makoko floating school
WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?
“Kunle Adeyemi's floating school - An innovative prototype, floating structure, powered with solar energy located in Lagos state, Nigeria.”
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Kunle Adeyemi's I Makoko floating school

WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Kunle Adeyemi's floating school - An innovative prototype, floating structure, powered with solar energy located in Lagos state, Nigeria.”

Our selection focuses on ingenious solutions and technology in West Africa, one of our favourite canvases for innovation. But watching between the lines, these topics actually represent the interconnectedness of our world. Because why is e-waste booming business in Ghana? And why are coastal communities flooding?
With climate change catastrophes looming, the video of Makoko floating school is a beautiful and brave example of what we can do for coastal communities around the world.

African inventor makes 3D printer from scrap

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WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?

“Using rails and belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer, a 3D-printer made from e-waste.”
African inventor makes 3D printer from scrap
WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?
“Using rails and belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer, a 3D-printer made from e-waste.”
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African inventor makes 3D printer from scrap

WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Using rails and belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer, a 3D-printer made from e-waste.”

Kodjo Afata Gnikou has done it: he built a 3D printer for less than $100, potentially solving Togo’s e-waste problem while at it.

Electronic Waste in Ghana

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WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?

“High tech toxic trash causes horrendous pollution.”
Electronic Waste in Ghana
WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?
“High tech toxic trash causes horrendous pollution.”
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Electronic Waste in Ghana

WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “High tech toxic trash causes horrendous pollution.”

Do you ever think about your second or third cellphone, your old printer or your 2004 laptop? The people in Agbogbloshie do.