Making my way to Maker Faire Africa

I’m currently in Spain, eventually en route to Maker Faire Africa in Accra, Ghana. This should be big. Not my attendance on behalf of Maneno per se, but the actual fair itself. The whole idea of celebrating African innovation has been long needed. I’ll be writing as much as I can from there, as well as photographing everything in sight. Still in the need to find lodging, especially as I arrive a few days before everyone else and I plan to meander around the country a for some days prior to the fair.
One bit I noticed on the BBC, was an article about African innovation, which had a decently lengthy interview with William Kamkwamba. While they didn’t mention Maker Faire in the article, it was nice to see a positive article about Africa on the BBC for once. Typically, their coverage is atrocious and they even search off the continent and go out of their way to find negative things, such as this article which is about something that happened in the US.
At any rate, I’ve got about two weeks to go before hitting the streets of Ghana and fattening up because the food looks delicious. In case you don’t believe me, check out the No Reservations series on Ghana that someone kindly broke down in to five parts and scrumptiously posted to YouTube.
Making my way to Maker Faire Africa

3 Replies to “Making my way to Maker Faire Africa”

  1. cant wait for news of the Faire…hope you hook up with dominic wanjihia from kenya….its sunday afternoon in London…bright sunny day…

  2. Would love to meet up with him, do you have his email or phone number? He can contact me via this contact form or at this Ghanaian cell phone +233 261 680 757

  3. Dominic is one of the makers we are really excited about, you will meet him Miquel, he is staying next to us

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