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    3D Printing: Enabler of Social Entrepreneurship in Africa? The Roles of FabLabs and Low-Cost 3D Printers
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    Tobias Schonwetter and Bram Van Wiele
    Recognising the potential of 3D printing technology for facilitating locally relevant innovation and social entrepreneurship in Africa, this case study looks at two promising approaches for increasing access of social entrepreneurs to 3D printing technology in South Africa and Kenya: FabLabs and the availability of low-cost 3D printers.
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    The Maker Movement across North Africa
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    Nagham ElHoussamy and Nagla Rizk
    This Working Paper sets out findings from research exploring the growing maker movement across North Africa, focusing primarily on Egypt, but also highlighting experiences from Morocco and Tunisia.
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    Skills Development, Knowledge and Innovation at Suame Magazine, Kumasi
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    Yaw Adu-Gyamfi and Benson Adjei
    The informal-sector industrial cluster of Suame Magazine in Kumasi constitutes a major avenue for training, innovation, and knowledge-sharing for artisans in Ghana. Activities of Suame Magazine enterprises include metal cutting, grinding, drilling, welding, fabrication, repair of machines, motor vehicles, and other products; and also electrical and electronic repairs—all of which involve significant innovation and collaboration among artisans.

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