Locations for inter disciplinary cross-pollination of expertise, experience and knowledge are emerging as logical evolution of the Maker movement in the continent.
About the Maker
Emeka Okafor has a diverse, interdisciplinary background focused on developing and raising the awareness of all things African. Currently, he is a Partner in Caranda, a manufacturer of globally distributed gourmet beverages and condiments locally sourced and produced from across Sub-Saharan Africa. Okafor is also a principal at the Makeda Fund, a private equity fund focused on the development of women-owned and managed Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. In 2007 Emeka directed the TED-Global Conference held in Arusha Tanzania, he continues on today as the TED- Africa Director.
Emeka Okafor is an entrepreneur and venture catalyst. He is the curator of Maker Faire Africa and was the director for TED Global 2007 that took place in Arusha, Tanzania. Other associations include TED Fellowships and the African Innovation Foundation. His interests include sustainable technologies in the developing world and paradigm-breaking technologies in general.