Africa is Resourceful

"Africa is Resourceful" is one of the five themes explored in the "Africa is Now" exhibition at the Design Indaba Expo 2014.

Part of the Project

Nowhere does the adage “necessity is the mother of invention” ring truer than in Africa where designers are coming up with ingenious contextual solutions drawn from the wisdom of local experience. Both high-tech and lo-fi innovations and services are also finding application elsewhere in the world.

  • mPedigree Goldkeys app by mPedigree Network, Ghana
  • Madiba2Go Buggy by Shonaquip, South Africa
  • Moraba mobile game by Afroes, South Africa
  • Opera Village by Francis Kéré of Kéré Architecture, Burkina Faso
  • Roadless Project by Ackeem Ngwenya, Roadless Ltd, Malawi/UK
  • WinSenga by Aaron Tushabe, Joshua Okello and Josiah Kavuma, Cipher256, Uganda
  • The Freeplay Fetal Heart Rate monitor by Philip Goodwin, Stefan Zwahlen and John Hutchinson, Freeplay Energy, South Africa
  • M-Farm by Jamila Abass, Linda Omwenga and Susan Eve Oguya, MFarm, Kenya
  • BRCK by Ushahidi, Kenya
  • Cardiopad by Arthur Zang, Cameroon
  • Faso Soap by Moctar Dembele and Gérard Niyondiko, Burkina Faso

Watch the Talk with Francis Kéré