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PechaKucha Presentation

Clean Stoves for Africa

PRESENTED ON JAN 16, 2015
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 25

Yosief Iyassu (Eritrea), Emmanuel Balele (Tanzania) and James Bamwete (Uganda) describe the deplorable health and environment effects caused by the use of inefficient traditional charcoal cooking stoves in Africa and show how the situation could considerably improve by replacing them with energy saving clay-based cooking stoves.

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Health of Africa

BY SUSANNAH ACUFF
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Graduate student Susannah Acuff talks about her journey from pre-med to anthropology. She began by shadowing her grandfather, a physician, in free clinics, and examined the cultural opinions and use of health care and insurance, which eventually led her to Africa, where she examined alternative models for health insurance, instead of the for-profit model found in the United States.

Beautiful photographs by Jim Tanton, jimtanton@gmail.com

Donations for bed nets at http://www.matregroup.org/

Solar lamp program https://sites.google.com/site/tuchwemuproject/

"Presentation of the Day" on May 18, 2013.

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A New Stove for Kenya

BY MÃ…RTEN CLAESSON AND OLA RUNE
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Mårten Claesson and Ola Rune, product designers, discover that people in most parts of Africa spend a significant amount of their time collecting wood for use in their three stone fire pits. Marten and Ola then worked with their team in Stockholm to design a new stove that uses less wood and produces less smoke. Now the kids in Kenya can spend their time in school instead of out collecting firewood.

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Entrepreneurial Women in Africa

BY REBECCA NAMAGGA
@ VOL 25 ON JAN 16, 2015

Four African women - Rebecca Freda Namagga from Uganda, Amina Mahamudu Serwenda from Tanzania, Oluwabunmi Folowosele & Olanike Omobolanle Ojo from Nigeria, talk about their entrepreneurial ambitions and the potential of women empowerment in the development of Africa.

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Education Projects in Africa

BY RICHARD MILLER
@ VOL 24 ON APR 17, 2015

Richard Miller introduces some of the recent projects he is involved with in Kenya and at the Management University of Africa.

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Remembering the Heart of Africa

BY SUSI WYSS
@ VOL 3 ON APR 10, 2015

Susi Wyss shares her experience living in Africa.

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Urban Development in sub-Saharan Africa

BY JOSHUA PALFREMAN
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 16, 2016

Waste Ventures in Africa is a critical examination of the business models and innovative technologies being employed by urban planners to manage waste, water, hygiene and sanitation across sub-Saharan Africa and more specifically how South Africa can act as an incubation hub and provide solutions to the continent's most pressing challenges.

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Chinese Economic Engagement in Africa

BY MICHAEL MARTIN
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Michael Martin has an interest in developmental studies and has written papers on Belarus, Taiwan, Tibet and China in Africa. His presentation explores how Chinese economic engagement in Africa is aiding the development process,

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Lioness of Africa

BY LAURA NYAHUYE
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In 'Lionesses of Africa' Laura Nyahuye will tell the startup story of an avant garde Zimbabwean designer challenging existing notions of jewellery design

 

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What does Africa really want?

BY IBRAHIMA KABA
@ VOL 36 ON JUN 19, 2018

As a young African and as a researcher, Ibrahima Sory Kaba sees himself confronted with negative headlines and doomed perspectives about his continent almost on a daily basis.

He wants to engage conversations about helping debunk some of the long-lasting myths and cliches about Africa and sharing a truer and fairer picture of Africa that is neither naive nor apocalyptic.