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Make-IT Alliance at SAP 2019

On March 21st 2019, Make-IT Alliance gathered for the 9th network meeting hosted by SAP in Berlin. During the morning session, participants of a dozen established organisations exchanged updates on the current developments of the Tech-Entrepreneurship Initiative “Make-IT”. As of today, the Make-IT Alliance counts more than 20 contributing organizations. In addition, the local Make-IT…

Make-IT Alliance at re:publica 2018

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On May 2nd, 2018 the Make-IT Alliance convened in Berlin at re:publica – Europe’s largest digital festival – for its 7th network meeting. The meeting was attended by members old and new: The Make-IT Alliance is growing. There will be seven new members officially acceding at this year’s CEBIT in June. For that matter, Dr.…

Prototyping Make-IT: A retrospect and glimpse of the future at the 6th Make-IT Alliance Meeting

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How can the Make-IT Alliance keep innovating for itself? The 6th Make-IT Alliance Meeting saw its members come together to look back and celebrate the achievements of 2017. Dr. Michael Blank from the DIHK underlined the successful Make-IT collaboration for the “Start.Up! Germany Tour 2017”. This roadshow successfully connected tech start-ups from African countries and…

The Africa-EU YouthLab in Abidjan

“We need jobs by the youth for the youth.” This quote by Wadzanai Motsi-Khatai sums up the outcome of the Africa-EU YouthLab, a two-day design thinking workshop that took place two days before the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) in Abidjan and that was organised by the Make-IT Secretariat. Wadzi represented the YouthLab at the Opening…

Welcome to the Make-IT in Africa Desk Officers

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The 5th Make-IT Alliance Network Meeting took place at the Berlin Office of the German-African Business Association on October 13th 2017. The Make-IT Alliance members welcomed Ms. Chiemelie Umenyiora, based in Lagos, and Mr Mutembei Kariuki, based in Nairobi, both as the “Make-IT Desk Officers”. They will serve as a nexus for network building in…

Spread the word: The Africa-EU YouthLab In Abidjan, Nov 25-27

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On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and together with the Make-IT Alliance, the betterplace lab is organizing the Africa-EU YouthLab, an ideation workshop for young innovators and digital change-makers in Africa and Europe. We would be grateful if you could forward this call and spread it in your…

The Make-IT Alliance welcomes its newest member: Siemens AG

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On 7 August 2017, Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Janina Kugel, Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, signed the Joint Declaration of Intent of the Make-IT Alliance at the Siemens Headquarter in Munich. Mr. Silberhorn underlined the importance…

Third Make-IT Meeting at CeBIT 2017

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The third Make-IT Alliance meeting was held on March 22nd, 2017 at the biggest international faire for technology, CeBIT in Hanover. The meeting was hosted by the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (Bitkom e.V.). The hosts and the participants welcomed the first steps for the regional programme ‘Make-IT in Africa’. Dr…

Make-IT Alliance, what’s next?

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The second meeting of the Make-IT Alliance took place on 10 January 2017 at the ‘House of German Industry’ in Berlin. It was hosted by the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). The main goal of this meeting was to define activities that are of priority in achieving the shared objective of the Make-IT…
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