Africa re:load 2013

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Africa re:loadVom 11.-13. Juli lädt die Bauhaus-Universität Weimar wieder zu Ihrem Networking-Event Africa re:load ein. Menschen mit innovativen Ideen aus Afrika und Europa können sich hier austauschen und inspirieren und auch interessante Partner für gemeinsame Projekte finden. Gute Geschäftsideen bekommen auf der Africa re:load die Möglichkeit von interessierten Investoren entdeckt zu werden. Die akademische Welt trifft auf die Wirtschaft. Und globale Möglichkeiten treffen auf lokale Bedürfnisse und Problemlösungen.

Africa re:load baut auf Interaktion und Partizipation. Wer Interesse hat, sich und das, woran er gerade arbeitet, auf der Veranstaltung vorzustellen, kann Vorschläge und Fragen schicken an:

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Africa re:load findet dieses Jahr zum dritten Mal statt. Das diesjährige Motto lautet „Transmit. Transform. Transcend“. Was sich dahinter verbirgt, verrät der folgende Ausschnitt aus dem englischen Programm.

Transmit – Learning & Teaching

In which respect do new physical and virtual environments add value to or compete with the formal training sector in Africa? Can or should informal types of learning, such as peer-learning or project-based learning, be supported? Can the existing higher education culture accommodate more flat and interactive ways of learner engagement? Are traditional African forms of knowledge transfer relevant to skills-development in Africa? What is the importance of distributed intelligence and crowdsourced community-based knowledge? How do we make locally relevant content accessible? How can transcontinental communication and collaboration leverage the new technology for partnerships on equal terms?

Transform: Building & Living

What is the status quo of building and urban development in Africa? What trends and achievements can be presented from the areas of low-cost housing and slum upgrading, or from infrastructural and energyefficiency projects? What methods are being developed in order to steer the chaotic process of urbanisation in the right direction? How can networked technology make life easier for those living in urban communities? To what extent are sustainable or local material developments included in projects? In what way do cultural heritage and traditional techniques impact on these strategies? How important are experiments, master plans or prototypes?

Transcend: Migration & Innovation

How do people active in the field of international collaboration interpret the idea of innovation? Which cultures of innovation are we witness to in our daily lives? What are the major differences between industrial and creative innovation processes, or between radical and incremental transformation? To what extent are Africabased incubators and hubs responsible for the emergence of an innovative spirit? What role can be envisaged for social entrepreneurship in this context? How do migrant organisations help to foster a spirit of innovation? How can returning experts be supported in advance of their actual return?