2013: PHENOMENA OF TRANSITIONS

africa re:load 2013 focused on phenomena of transitions

africa re:load is the annual main event in the icehubs network‘s calendar of activities in Germany. In July 2013, major players from the world of international collaboration – along with trailblazers and inventors, students and educators, greentech activists and social entrepreneurs from Europe and Africa – were invited by icebauhaus for the third time to exchange ideas and information about the pressing issues, phenomena and challenges faced by those who are active in international collaboration. With a clear focus on innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship, participants could brainstorm and network from July 11–13, 2013 in Weimar, Germany with the aim of laying the groundwork for a fruitful medium- and long-term collaboration.

This time, the convention primarily focused on current issues that keep arising for those working in international collaboration and encountering on a daily basis the realities of societies in transition.

Transmit – Learning & Teaching

In what 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? Are traditional African forms of knowledge transfer relevant to skills-development in Africa? How do we make locally relevant content accessible?

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 energy-efficiency 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? To what extent are Africa-based 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?

DOWNLOAD: afrcia re:load 2013 Brochure