When Consumers become Creators

From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Nov 14 2012, 06:00:00

Tunza speaks with Jennifer Wolfe ahead of Maker Faire Africa 2012:

'Making things in Africa, processing our own raw materials, is one of our continent's most formidable challenges. Maybe the tech-influenced DIY philosophy - design it yourself, make it yourself, then sell it yourself - could help create jobs, especially for young people, and allow raw materials to be converted into products at home, whether cocoa from Kenya or coltan from the Congo.

A stretched "tuk-tuk" limo at Maker Faire Africa 2012

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