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
African inventor makes 3D printer from scrapWHY 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
Electronic Waste in GhanaWHY 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.