3D Printing: Enabler of Social Entrepreneurship in Africa? The Roles of FabLabs and Low-Cost 3D Printers
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.
Skills Development, Knowledge and Innovation at Suame Magazine, Kumasi
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.