Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong, Meika Ellis and Erika Kraemer-Mbula
This Working Paper sets out findings from a national scan of maker collectives in South Africa. The scan gathered data on more than 20 maker communities across five South African provinces. The research generated a set of 12 variables, covering a range of management, spatial and activity aspects of maker communities.
Integrating Gender Perspectives into African Innovation Research
Jeremy de Beer, Katie Degendorfer, Meika Ellis, and Alyssa Gaffen
Gender inequality remains the reality in every country. Women and girls are often marginalized from social, economic, and political processes—in developed and developing countries alike—although each woman in each country experiences marginalization differently. Including and targeting women and girls in development greatly increases the likelihood of an initiative’s success.