A public conference, initiated and organized by the Réseau Francophone des FabLabs d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ReFFAO), was held in Paris on May 20th, at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. Gathering several representatives of different fablabs, it aimed to present the dynamic and quite particular picture of digital innovation in Africa – propelled in particular by the creative spaces that are the FabLabs, and to share around the concrete and collaborative projects combining agility and local need led by the Fablabs of ReFFAO.
What role do Fablabs play in this dynamic? What is the specificity of African Fablabs? What structuring partnerships remain to be developed? What collaborations should be set up? So many practical questions addressed.
Find the conference in replay on Youtube here
Médard AGBAYAZON, President of the Francophone Network of West African FabLabs (ReFFAO), founder of FabLab BloLab (Benin)
Dodji HONOU, Vice-President of the Francophone Network of West African FabLabs (ReFFAO), founder of the FabLab HFabLab (Ivory Coast)
Guiako OBIN, founder of FabLab BabyLab (Ivory Coast)
Antoine RUIZ-SCORLETTI, President of the French FabLab Network