Under the motto “next level” re:publica is going to Accra and so is GIG! The two-day festival will gather the digital society in Accra, Ghana.
As in Berlin you can expect mind blowing talks, hands-on workshops, art installations, an innovation marketplace, four themed lounges and an evening and party program. Through our the Through the CfP re:publica received over 200 applications, over 81% came from Africa-based speakers! There will be about 75 Speakers from all over Africa, from about 15 countries, among them South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Benin, Gambia and Senegal, as well as about 65 speakers from Ghana, on top of that there will be about 25 speakers from other continents (e.g. Brazil, USA, UK, Germany). As of today the program will be published bit by bit. At the moment there are 15 sessions online, with a 50%-50% Gender Balance among speakers.
GIG will be presenting a makerspace as one of the themed lounges and members will be present in different sessions! Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou will hold a Keynote about Future Cities. Georgia Nicolau, Asmaa Guedira, Bianca Ama Manu and Ivan March will host a session called “The power of Unleaning in Reimagining the Future” and Eva Sow Ebion, Jon Stever and Alpha Nury will hold another one about “Innovators unite! How to hack your way to better innovation policies“. And on top of it, there are three amazing GIG members among the curators: Politics and Society – Nanjira Sambuli, Business and Innovation – Kudzai M Mubaiwa and Science and Education – Jorge Appiah! You can read more about the program here. We are hoping to see you there!