In 2017, together with our partner iceaddis, we held the first edition of our Media Lab Collaboration program. The East-African Media Lab Collaboration - EAMLab 2017 – in-residence program gave ten African media professionals, activists and entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop project ideas together with host-organisations in other East-African countries. The program was kicked off in September with a workshop in Addis Ababa and finalised with a larger network event in Kigali, early December 2017.
The ten selected fellows worked on projects ranging from a multimedia exploration of the arms trade in Uganda to a feminist based creative writing workshop in Tanzania, a research project on the ICT4Ag community in Ethiopia to a photography exhibit exploring the lives of South Sudanese in Sudan. You can learn about some of the experiences and outcomes on our newly launched EAMLab 2017 website.
The EAMLab is supported through funding by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by icebauhaus (Germany) and iceaddis (Ethiopia)