Maker Faire Africa (MFA) 2009

There is a technology-related event coming-up in Accra Ghana this weekend. Find excerpts below from

Maker Faire Africa
Maker Faire Africa

Maker Faire Africa (MFA), a celebration of African ingenuity, innovation and invention, will take place August 14-16 at the AITI Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Ghana’s capital, Accra. – This event is free to the general public.

Maker Faire and Africa

The idea for Maker Faire Africa came from the thought that it would be a powerful event to bring together African inventors and innovators in the same way that Maker Faire happens in the US. So, with the blessings of O’Reilly to use that brand, we set out to create MFA. What is a Maker Faire anyway? In their own words:

A two-day, family-friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

Register for Maker Faire Africa by Mobile Phone

Anyone planning on going to Maker Faire Africa can register by sending a text message with their name or email address to:

After you register, you will receive an SMS response containing a 8 digit hexadecimal confirmation number. When you show up at the event and give that number to us, you will be entered into a drawing where you have a chance to win a prize.

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Oluniyi D. Ajao
Oluniyi D. Ajao is an Internet Entrepreneur and Tech Enthusiast based in South Africa. Follow him on twitter @niyyie for more tech updates.

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