Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
12 September 2017
Nairobi's first Creative Finance Symposium
Nairobi's first Creative Finance Symposium was delivered in March, run by the wonderful team at Heva. We thought we'd catch up with George Gachara, Managing Partner at Heva, to see how it all went and find out what's been happening since.
6 September 2017
Fak'ugesi: African Digital Innovation Festival 2017
South Africa is set to host the fourth year of Faku'gesi, an annual digital innovation festival which brings digital prodigies and contemporaries together from across Africa and the UK in South Africa.
4 August 2017
Call for proposals: Ghana @60 pop-up creative hub
Curate our pop-up hub for six days in Accra, Ghana in November 2017
10 April 2017
SA-UK hub exchange
In February, seven creative hubs from South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe came to the UK, buddying up with TAKTAL, The FuseBox and The Trampery to visit more than 20 hubs.
28 August 2016
Playable City Lagos set out with a very clear purpose to create open, independent dialogue with real agency in Africa's biggest city. A new report tells the story of this unique project.
16 August 2016
Cooking up a digital storm in Jozi
This Autumn Johannesburg will be tinkering with 3D games, building time capsules, radio satellites and emoji holograms and experiencing a virtual reality fashion show as part of Connect ZA @ Fak'ugesi.
16 August 2016
Yogera: tackling corruption through technology
Many citizens in Uganda experience varying levels of corruption. Bribery is commonplace. A new website and app 'Yogera' (Lugandan word for "speak up") enables citizens to name and shame those involved in corrupt practices.
24 March 2016
Supporting creative entrepreneurs in East Africa
Creative Enterprise Workshop training in Kampala challenged entrepreneurs from accross East Africa to build networks, business skills and creative enterprise opportunities
16 March 2016
Playable City Lagos - a challenging city of playful possibility
Our Programme Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe, Lynsey Smith, writes of her first week's experience, sharing insights into the urban challenges and cultural opportunities for playability in Africa’s largest city
14 March 2016
In Focus: Jess Jorgensen, Instant Grass
We talk to Jess Jorgensen about youth culture in South Africa, “goodvertising” and spreading interventions where they are needed most