The tiny capital of Togo, Lomé, is making it big! A member of incubator Woelab used electronic waste to produce a $100 3D printer. The inventor, Kojo Afate Gnikou, has a dream to make Africa count in international markets when it comes to technology. Using this crowdfunding website he was able to fund the development of his fully working wonder machine.
Let's pretend you are Alice. You have just spotted a rabbit. Your curiosity is triggered. Run after it. Down you slide, through its deep dark tunnel. Where have you found yourself? In an enchanted forest? No, not this time. This time we are taking you to Agbogbloshie, a neighborhood in Accra, next to the famous slum “Sodom and Gomorra”. Why have we brought you here?
Our photographer and film maker Kwabena Danso created this photo essay following the journey of "Pure Wata"(drinking water sachets that are very common in Ghana) in manufacturing, transportation, consumption, discard and finally as a recycled product.If you are interested in learning more about the background, please read on.
"One bright day in the middle of night, two dead boys rose to fight. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot one another. A deaf policeman heard the noise, and saved the lives of the two dead boys. If you don't believe this lie is true, ask the blind man, he saw it too."
- Author Unknown
Dr. Monk was asked to write a column for OneWorld magazine, about the future of international cooperation. We found that future in an old story about a spider. Ananse is the name, or Anansi, depending on which side of the ocean you met him. He is a witty trickster and West-African god of all knowledge of stories. Born in Ghana, he came along on the slave ships to the Caribbean to become an important folk character. And also to the States, where he somehow evolved into Aunt Nancy. This story is about a pot of wisdom:
Loud Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has a series on sustainability thinkers. Ama was interviewed on her ideas about sustainable business. As the Dalai Lama of Dr. Monk, she believes compassion is the way to a brighter future.
Right the middle of the hustle and bustle of New York City, a community of residents recycled an old train track to become an oasis of green. Put together with imagination and creativity, The High Line has inspired cities around the world to do the same.