GIG Timeline

This is the Timeline of GIG’s history. You can click on each title to learn more about the events and what we did there. For upcoming events check our calendar. Enjoy!


Our Story

May 06

GIG is born as the Global Innovation Lounge

In 2013 re:publica – Europe’s leading conference on technology & society – partnered with GIZ and AfriLabs to bring together over 25 representatives from..Read More

May 29

GIG at eLearning-Africa 2013

May 05

The first GIG takes place at re:publica

Due to the overwhelming success and clear need for a community, the Global Innovation Gathering was launched in 2014 as a network instead of..Read More

May 28

GIG at eLearning-Africa 2014

May 05

GIG at re:publica-15

Since 2015, we included the GIG Workshop Weekend with its Peer-Learning Barcamp to our program.   “As GIG and re:publica-15 come to a..Read More

May 20

GIG at eLearning-Africa 2015

Aug 13

GIG@CCCamp 2015

Nov 30

#PeaceHackCamp South Sudan

Jan 16


Feb 16

Georgia starts what will become #i4Policy

May 02

GIG at re:publica-TEN

At re:publica-TEN, we were celebrating re:publica’s 10th anniversary and invited over 60 GIG members from 25 countries. With three days of workshops at..Read More

May 18


Sep 24


The first-ever Humanitarian Maker Faire was hosted at Nepal Communitere in September 2016 in partnership with the US Embassy and World Vision.  The..Read More

Oct 28

GIG at MozFest 2016

Nov 16

GIG@StartHubsAsia Berlin

May 08

GIG @ re:publica 2017