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What a Scrapyard in Ghana Can Teach Us About Innovation

Date Posted: 05/09/2018

In this TED Talk, by DK Osseo-Asare, you can gain insight into people's resourcefulness and what others are doing to help the community of Agbogbloshie.

This inspiring people of Agbogbloshie, including our partner Amina, who provides childcare to some of the most vulnerable women, are part of PWA’s work which aims to support, protect and empower vulnerable West African children, families and communities. In this TED Talk, by DK Osseo-Asare, you can gain insight into people's resourcefulness and what others are doing to help the community of Agbogbloshie.

"In Agbogbloshie, a community in Accra, Ghana, people descend on a scrapyard to mine electronic waste for recyclable materials. Without formal training, these urban miners often teach themselves the workings of electronics by taking them apart and putting them together again. Designer DK Osseo-Asare wondered: What would happen if we connected these self-taught techies with students and young professionals in STEAM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields? The result: a growing maker community where people engage in peer-to-peer, hands-on education, motivated by what they want to make. Learn more about how this African makerspace is pioneering a grassroots circular economy". 

 

Author: TED Talk by DK Osseo-Asare

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