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Come and celbrate the opening of the first edition of re:publica Accra!
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English Talk Everyone

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What technical, social and political basics do we need to get right in order to get to the next level?
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10:00
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10:30
English Action Everyone

Creators Studio

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Let's think "Beyond Slavery": Afroroutes is a one-of-a-kind VR experience conceived as a journey through 3 displaced African heritages, immersing users in Rituals and Ceremonies to experience that well-conserved memory form, but also to feel the power of Music as a strong anthropological tool. Connecting Afro-diasporic narratives: alterity and heritage transcendence within the digital era, Afroroutes is a trigger to open a crucial debate about diasporic identity.
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10:00
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11:00
English Meetup Everyone Partner: mozilla Foundation

Digital Rights Lounge

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Mark Surman is one of the CEOs of Mozilla, one of the words leading Internet organisations. Meet him at re:publica and ask him anything about Mozilla, how open source business models and global communities work.
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In many parts of the world when you feel sick you visit a doctor, receive a prescription, and fill it at the pharmacy. But in sub-Saharan Africa, it's not always that simple.
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10:00
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11:00
English Workshop Everyone

Makerspace

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The emerging market in Augmented Reality presents an opportunity for creative entrepreneurs to create new solutions/business and existing businesses to tap into increased efficiency and revenue, to disrupt and impact sectors and industries from marketing, e-commerce, education, entertainment, health among others.
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A fireside chat with Prof. Nii Quaynor - Africa's "father of the internet".
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The fashion industry today is worth 3 trillion USD, but Africa accounts for a mere 1% of that. Africa’s lack of representation on the global fashion scene has largely been due to lack of infrastructure and under-developed retail sectors. However in the last year, with Africa being the only continent to skip through industrialisation eras and enter directly into the digital age, fashion brands on the continent are seizing the opportunity to present themselves to the world.
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This session will explore the tradition, humour and dynamism of Ghana’s most widely spoken language. While English is the official language, Twi is the most popular. How has the Internet and technology affected and impacted Twi and vice versa? We explore the resilience and track the journey of this beautiful and often witty language and its effect on the worldview of its speakers as they navigate the brave new world, from the past through the present and into the future.
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11:00
English Workshop Beginner

Workshop Room

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AI for beginners - learn how artificial intelligence works in a playful and explorative workshop.
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10:30
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11:00
English Action Everyone

Creators Studio

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"Stargate Odyssey" is a juxtaposition of cultures that has resulted into an amazing journey of imagination and self expression.
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Will Africa provide the architecture for the next industrial revolution, i.e. the first anti-industrial architecture? Sename Agbodjinou's keynote will focus on this new horizon and explore what architects and those involved in the maker movement can achieve when it comes to providing housing in Africa.
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The session will discuss the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection accepted by African Union Heads of Sates and Government at Malabo in June 2014 emphasizes the importance of every African Union member state establishing a legal framework aimed at strengthening fundamental rights, particularly the protection of physical data and remedies for any violation of privacy without prejudice to the principle of free flow of personal data.
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11:00

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English Talk Everyone

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The Internet has become a powerful tool for activists around the world to mobilize and organize communities for social and political change. Last year in Togo, hundreds of thousands of citizens took on the streets to protest for change. The government responded by shutting down the internet completely for several days. This session will discuss how Internet has helped citizens organize for democracy in Togo and how activists are fighting to preserve and expand the digital space.
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11:15
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11:45
English Talk Everyone Partner: Wikimedia Foundation

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What is Freedom of Panorama, how does it affect you, what is being done to increase people rights, and how can you get involved? These are questions will be discussed with Douglas Scott from Wikimedia South Africa. For the past four years Wikimedia South Africa has sought to give members of the public the right to take photographs of public works of art and share them digitally. An activity that despite popular assumptions about copyright most people in Africa do not have the right to do.
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11:15
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12:15
English Discussion Everyone Partner: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Workshop Room

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How transparent is the use of public funds? Governments are expected to deliver services of good quality. But how to ensure that tax payers money or donor funds are really used in the expected way? TruBudget is a blockchain-based software which can serve as a platform to track and coordinate the implementation of public investments. By promoting trust, TruBudget could make public budgets transparent and efficient. TruBudget is open source and may be used for various business cases.
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In this session Nanjira Sambuli will interview Boniface Mwangi, who ran for Parliament in Kenya in 2017 and Kudzai M Mubaiwa who ran for council in Zimbabwe this year. We will learn about both candidate’s personal journey and motivation and how they have been trying to hack the political system in Kenya and Zimbabwe, through art, public protest and hashtags.
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11:45
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12:15
English Talk Everyone Partner: mozilla Foundation

Stage 2

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The value of being connected to a communication network is steadily rising. And yet, half of the world population remains unconnected to the Internet. Existing network operators are showing signs of having reached their limits in terms of connected the unserved. Steve Song argues that if we are going to connect *everyone* affordably, we need to change the way we think about the problem.
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Female and minority representation is central to every democracy. However, we have a long way to go: in Ghana, less than 11% of MPs are women (30 out of 275). Together we explore the diversity in the room, the equality challenges we face as a society, and explore how Tech for Good can create change that makes the world a better place. Are you in?
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11:15
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12:15
English Meetup Everyone

Digital Rights Lounge

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Meet the founder of iAfrikan and the founder of netzpolitik.org and re:publica and ask them anything!
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Like the Sub-Saharan countries of Africa, much of the world is changing the way they think about drones. Many people are starting to recognize that the potential for drones in agriculture and medicine represents a breakthrough not only of technological importance, but societal and economic importance as well. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to how to fly drones and how to process images captured by drones and sensors.
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This session will examine how digital technologies can improve urban lives and make urban development fairer and more participatory, from address systems, to architecture to access to resources in urban contexts.
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Data confidentiality of sensitive individual data is a highly valued good. So is the development of social and economic systems. Practitioners from three African organisations that deal with sensitive, financial data of their clients discuss how they cope with the dilemma when it comes to sharing data to set up efficient processes.
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Join us in a provoking discussion about new institutional models for the transition we want to see in society. What things, ways of doing and thinking do we have to unlearn in order to reimagine the future? In this session we will share different approaches from creative hubs across Africa, Europe and Latin America on their strategies and approaches to foster creativity, arts, social integration and entreuprenership from a perspective of permanent processes of learning and unlearning.
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The #metoo movement sparked a flame which devoured and changed the global social justice scene. It brought attention to the epidemic of sexual abuse, exposed deeds of offenders and left a sense of bleak reckoning for abusers. Was the effect the same in Ghana? Did #metoo create positive change, or did it worsen Ghana's rape culture? We will explore how the use of social media created radical change in the fight against abuse in the West and the consequences it may have had in Ghana.
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11:45
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12:15
English Discussion Everyone

Workshop Room

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This session is presented by Women’s Corner Ghana: Many people, men and women, often wonder if all women’s groups or women’s only opportunities are necessary. They often bemoan, “why is this a women’s only group?,” or “why is this scholarship just for women?” The goal of this session is to explicitly discuss the purpose and importance of women’s only collectives and tackle the difficult questions and misconceptions surrounding the topic at this time.
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English Action Everyone Partner: abantu+

Creators Studio

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The Creator Studio's Pop-Up Recording Studio is brought to you by abantu+. It is about forward music creation incorporating digital and analogue as well as traditional and non-traditional influence. Because new technologies equally bear chances and challenges for music creatives, we attempt to playfully introduce, encourage and showcase advantages of digital creation while maintaining a touch of analogue.
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What does privacy mean to you? All too often, privacy is an abstract concept with little to no relevance to day-to-day life. We would like to explore different cultural understandings and metaphors of privacy around the globe to better grasp how we can make privacy more relevant to more people. Pop in, illustrate and share your image of what privacy means to you! The workshop is accompanied by short inputs from experts on responsible data, privacy conceptions and privacy-enhancing tools.
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Calling all makers, care recipients, and healthcare professionals! What are your ideas for connecting the urge for patients and care professionals to design more customized and tailor-made solutions with the maker movement? Makers are designing open hardware as product design is being democratized, opened up and becoming accessible for a growing community. How can patients and care professionals benefit from these developments? Join us for a brainstorming session at rp:Accra!
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Bridging the tech-divide by re:connecting makers, educators and developers from prime cities and peripheral hubs. The session sheds light on the misconception of center and periphery by collaborating across the country. Two teams produce a functioning machine in two different locations collaboratively, showcasing a case demonstration for co-creation and distributed manufacturing.
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English Talk Everyone

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Technological process is often sold as a shortcut to social stability, full employement and an improved public infrastructure. But is it really? Technology is not and cannot be a panacea for problems that societies, communities and their leaders choose not to fix.
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This session is going to address the most underlying issue regarding digitization in Africa: Access to the Internet. Data affordability is the main barrier for people using the Internet. Today, zero rating services are often marketed as the only way to provide free access to Internet services.
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STEAM education, research and innovation are important in propelling Africa’s development. The session outlines key challenges in STEAM education on the continent, and proposes integration of open science into educational curricula as a key solution. Drawing on evidence mainly from ongoing STEAM and open science initiatives, recommendations on how open science tools, including the internet, and methodologies can be implemented to boost education, research, and innovation in Africa are proposed.
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The arts (music, film, sculpture, painting, etc) industry in Ghana suffers limited reach, this is due to the fact that there is lack of knowledge about alternative forms of licensing to practitioners and stakeholders. Most actors in the space are often aware and use the traditional forms of licensing (copyright), the knowledge on what pertains is limited. This session seeks to introduce the audience to alternatives forms of licensing (copyleft) and its benefits to increase the reach of the arts.
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English Meetup Everyone

Creators Studio

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Meet Kudzanai following his keynote talk and evening performance with M.anifest and learn about his artist approach and interpretations.
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12:30
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English Workshop Advanced

Digital Rights Lounge

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Hands-on with Image Steganography. Showing how it's done, detected followed by a Capture The Flag (CTF) challenge.
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Emergency care is an increasing focus for the Ghanaian community. Despite popular media attention, Ghana still lacks the appropriate number of trained clinicians, adequate ambulance service, and blood availability needed to respond in urgent medical situations.
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Create a digital clone of yourself floating in cyberspace using the latest AI chatbot technologies.
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13:00
English Discussion Everyone Partner: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Stage 1

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Meet three women rocking the tech scene in Ghana and learn about their personal paths, history and the future of women in tech.
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This session will discuss past and current trends and challenges in regulation of online content in Africa while offering alternative approaches that can enhance adoption and use of these online platforms for civic participation, freedom of expression, access to information and countering hate speech among others.
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Digital technology grows fast and new solutions are created every day. The advertising and media industries have had to adjust rapidly to these changes, especially in Africa. Are Ghana’s media professionals adapting fast enough to this new digital reality? Are independent consultants dominating media and advertising houses? How can both sides succeed in this developing market? This interactive session will discuss the topic and provide useful tips for media professionals on both sides.
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We believe that games - and the spirit of play in general – have a role in education and the pursuit of technological advancement in emerging nations. We've discovered during campus demonstrations of work-in-progress games by our Computer Science students that visitors - young and old alike - give us great feedback, learn some of the techniques and have fun at the same time. This session of "Game-ocracy" promises participation, insight, learning and fun.
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The Glass Room Experience is an eye-catching, accessible self-learning pop-up installation on data and privacy.
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The E-Waste Lounge & Bar made with furniture and objects upcycled from E-Waste and a live jewelry creation from smelters and blacksmiths from Agbogbloshie will illustrate the craftsmanship and creativity of the scrap yard that is often overlooked. The lounge and bar will invite the participants to experience the potential from e-waste in a different way.
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In the US, Asia, and Europe, Facebook has come under intense scrutiny for its role in the circulation of “fake news”. But what happens when viral disinformation spreads through regions in Africa already in the midst of ethnic violence?
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13:45
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14:45
English Workshop Everyone Partner: abantu+

Creators Studio

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Going 'Round in Circles is brought to you by abantu+. The workshop explores the Loop Station - an unordinary music instrument bridging the gap between analogue and digital music creation. Although it has been around for a while, it is unfamiliar to many. But we are about to change that.
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13:45
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14:45
English Meetup Everyone

Digital Rights Lounge

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Meet Nanjala Nyabola in the pop-up library at the Ditial Rights Lounge and get a copy of the latest book Digital Democracy and Analogue Politics - How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya (ZED books/African Arguments, 2018).
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English Action Everyone

Health Lounge

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Yoga classes led by certified instructors. Visit our health screening space for a free STI or general wellness screening to receive an entry token to access the class for free.
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Using 3D printing innovation, we will hack and build simple low-cost DIY open science lab equipment.
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In an age where access to the internet is deemed a human right, continued shutdowns are more harmful than they are helpful. Africa internet shutdowns are second only to Asia, buoyed by a desire to silence popular voices, quell protests and “maintain order”.
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Ghana has records of various security breaches since 2005, most organizations keep things in the hush to avoid embarrassing front page stories, while some do the bare minimum for compliance. This means there are still a plethora of businesses which can suffer financial and reputation damages in the wild. This talk would be an overview of resources that could be utilized by stakeholders to ensure they are part of cybersecurity movement which is picking up it's paces in Ghana.
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This session will address the importance of local languages and knowledge sharing in science and ultimately for sustainable economic development in Africa.
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This session will explore how different civic organizations can use ICT in stimulating social innovations both online and offline from a human rights perspective. Further, it will seek to understand what information gaps civic technology faces in developing responsive solutions and platforms - and how to address these gaps in Africa.
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English Discussion Everyone Partner: Goethe Institut

Stage 1

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rpAccra18 will host a candid interview with DJ & Writer Kampire (Uganda) and DJ Keyzuz (Ghana). The interview will be moderated by Benewaah Boateng (Ghana). The session will explore the ups and downs these women have faced to become the notable professionals they are today and what role technology played in this journey. From this background, the interview will also dive into what it means to be a woman in a male dominated industry in Africa.
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This talk uses Africa’s Legends: Reawakening, a game designed from the ground up by Leti Arts in Ghana and Kenya, to reflect on how game design can be used to correct media misrepresentations about Africa, discuss current issues, and ignite imaginations of African cultural heritage. It examines the current state of the video game industry in Africa, and how creating quality and meaningful digital entertainment for a mass pan-African market requires technical and creative design innovations.
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English Meetup Beginner

Digital Rights Lounge

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Wondering how boring or cool a career in software engineering is? During this fireside chat, we will take a deep dive into the life of Eunice Obugyei, Lead Software Engineer at DreamOval.
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Mental health in sub-Saharan Africa is one of the top emerging focus areas for public health professionals. But how do we offer mental health services that can bypass cultural barriers? And how do we take this work to scale? Join us as we share two local Ghanaian tech solutions to a health challenge kept quiet for too long.
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Air pollution is a growing health issue implicated in 7 million global deaths and health conditions. In Ghana 17000 annual deaths have been reported. Air quality monitoring in Ghana covers limited geographical and temporal ranges, meaning human lives may be at risk. The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate using low cost monitors to measure key pollutants over LoRaWAN to The Things Network, making data available to the public.
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Tapping the full potential of digital technologies to challenge existing and entrenched narratives around gender roles in African societies. The panel session brings together four experienced feminist digital storytellers from different corners of the continent, each with a different take on what it means to promote gender equality and cross-border solidarity through digital means. This panel will plant a first seed for a new Pan-African network on “digital storytelling, African role models”.
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Investigative journalists and activists rely on smartphones to do their job. Smartphones are a key resource to test the powerful and keep governments in check. At the same time, smartphones can provide a window into the most sensitive parts of their users’ life and work. Recently, even some governments are alleged to utilize smartphones against users at odds with their political agenda. What are the threats, how can smartphones be protected and what is the role of tech companies in all this?
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English Discussion Everyone Partner: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Stage 3

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There are currently seven billion people inhabiting this world. By 2050, the global population will reach 9 billion. The challenge: How can we all be fed? As of late, a groundswell of start-ups and technologies in sub-Saharan Africa have emerged to help smallholder farmers increase efficiency and thus productivity. Most of them using cutting-edge technologies. Are digital technologies the key to success or should we seek elsewhere to solve our challenge?
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Nowadays, citizens, the protagonists of data banks (both private and public), are central to a power game involving both public policy decisions and consumer integrity. To whom does data belong? For whom is it most or least accessible? How can data be made more visible, so that it can create new narratives that permit the development of basic community rights?
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Internet shutdowns have become so ubiquitous that African governments and others resort to it in times of protests, elections, and school exams. Access Now's Shutdown Stories Project documents the stories of ordinary citizens during internet shutdowns across the African continent and beyond. With this narration, I will share the resilient stories of people that defied internet shutdowns and other censorship measures and continued to protest, organize, elect, and speak without the internet.
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This session will discuss the opportunities of biotech and machine learning applied to pathology, and how digital innovation is enabling progress in handling public health challenges.
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15:00
English Action Everyone Partner: abantu+

Creators Studio

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A Live Loop Station performance by La Cris and betina quest.
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The panel will address issues around how automatisation and robotics will affect the future of labour and workers rights in the gig economy and will attempt to answer the questions: How do we want to model future societies that may not be as labour focussed as ours are today? And how is the informal sector is affected by these developments?
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This session will take participants through basic podcast skills: How to use your everyday devices (phones and laptops) and studio equipments to record, edit and start broadcasting your voice.
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New initiatives based on the use of information and communication technologies enable citizens to participate in the management of public life with a perspective to making governance democratic, transparent and inclusive. We talk about Civic Tech. During this session, we present how the internet and the use of mobile phones have supported CSO and government to increase civic engagement and ensure the transparency of the electoral process of the 2018 presidential elections in Mali.
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Join UNFPA Ghana for a Davos style session to share and discuss how targeted reproductive health services empower vulnerable populations.
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English Workshop Everyone

Makerspace

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The Science Set makes it possible for the student to learn by doing. The hands-on approach to science helps the student to easily appreciate what they see in the textbook.
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This talk will engage questions on visual research, data, and decolonisation in a global information society using readingzimbabwe.com as a case study. The digital archive problematizes how a single country's 60 year published history has been created, distorted, and engenders a space where a variety of critical lenses are interwoven to question research truths in the Zimbabwean context.Complacency allows the ambiguities and complexities of marginal contexts to be concealed and even obliterated.
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The realities of (digital) distribution make it more practical and more profitable for a Ghanaian startup to explore e-commerce in the USA than retail opportunities in other West African countries. This reality is detrimental to pan-African mutual development and to our understanding of what we are capable of on the continent. What precisely are these challenges? How do we ensure that African markets come into their economic power together?
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English Workshop Beginner Partner: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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By 2035, Africa is poised to have the largest and youngest workforce in the world. African countries are still facing huge challenges in terms of creating opportunities for the ever growing young population. Skills mismatch between what is taught in schools and what the industry requires, inadequate access to labour market information, networks, limited opportunities to acquire work experience or vocational training are some factors that contribute to high unemployment rates.
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English Workshop Beginner Partner: Association for Progressive Communications

Workshop Room

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More than 450 million of Africa’s population does not have access to mobile broadband signal. Community owned and managed networks are showing potential to contribute to close this gap. These networks not only provide access, but also have broader development implications. In this workshop, authors will engage with the audience going through the steps of creating one, reinforcing good practices and highlighting common pitfalls to avoid.
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English Meetup Everyone

Digital Rights Lounge

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Finding common paths towards strengthening human rights online.
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Looking into critical systems that will reveal how our environments affects our art process.
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English Workshop Beginner

Makerspace

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Teach the internet the language of your plants. Learn how to communicate with and monitor your garden with internet of things (IoT) basics.
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Spotlighting the African and struggles specific to the African, this discussion will focus on how AFROfuturism could reclaim ownership over African identity through creative activism, political resistance, arts & culture.
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English Discussion Everyone Partner: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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Port of Tema, fresh breeze coming in from the sea. The sparkles of light flooding in just before dawn. The waves crashing melodically against the harbour wall. And one hopeful businessperson waiting longingly for movement on the horizon. We all know the feeling of expecting a delivery whether in form of a small parcel or a shipment of containers. Wondering whether it has become stuck and whom to blame in case it went missing. Can Blockchain-technology revolutionize the way global trade operates?
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Ghana, as many African countries do, has a thriving technology and digital innovation scene. It also has a low-tech, mainly informal manufacturing base. In this session, the panel and the audience will discuss how to bridge the gap between these two worlds in a way that creates jobs and development. It will cover both digital (e.g.3D printing) and traditional manufacturing technologies, and explore whether the combination of these offers a viable route forwards for African Manufacturing.
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Maps are power. In order to make meaningful and policy driven maps you need good data. Good and accessible geospatial data is hard to come by in Africa. Worse, the rare maps that are likely to feed are mostly outdated ! OpenStreetMap is a global community and geodatabase made by volunteers which can be used for several purposes.
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English Meetup Everyone

Digital Rights Lounge

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Technologies are evolving at a fast pace, often faster than law makers and governing bodies can keep up with. How do we ensure innovation is fostered and public interests protected at the same time?
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English Workshop Advanced

Creators Studio

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For every stage of the news, broadcast programming and other storytelling, there's a new media or digital platform offering solutions. For each task in information gathering, processing, publishing, audience engagement, discover an app, a web platform or a tip that you might have overlooked. This workshop is a one-hour walkthrough of some of the options you have in the use of simple, low budget, low entry digital tools.
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English Workshop Beginner

Digital Rights Lounge

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As a young woman interested in taking up a career in technology, how do you set yourself apart? What’s that eXtra vibe that's going to make you outstanding? Join us during the Xtra Ladies (XL) Career Portfolio workshop to learn how you can build your personal brand and successfully take up a career in technology.
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Let's talk about sex, baby. Join us for a cutting-edge conversation on sexual health and intimacy in the modern age. This isn't a panel discussion, and it isn't a lecture - it's a real conversation facilitated by young people and health professionals. So pull up a chair, let down your guard, and let's talk about the issues. Ages 16+
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The #ASKotec is a kit designed to work as a mobile trainers set to tackle basic field challenges when it comes to Open Tech and Open Source Hardware innovation, education and repairing wherever needed. Providing »Access to Skills and Knowledge« the multi-functional »Open Tech Emergency Case« gives rural and urban innovators new possibilites - from basic tools and materials to product development as well as up-cycling old materials to new #open innovations...anywhere.
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English Talk Everyone Partner: CitiTV

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Let's explore the business models of Ghana's traditional media and the components of these models that need to evolve as new media continues to disrupt the space.
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A panel discussion about the infamous Old Fadama Scrap Yard, commonly known as Agbogbloshie, and its potential as a resource pool for social development. The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation will invite a diverse group of stakeholders from backgrounds such as Innovation, Creation and Anthropology to discuss their different experiences in using E-Waste as a resource. They will controversially discuss future scenarios that promote digital solutions with social added value.
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What if the people affected by public policies were more involved in writing those policies? Explore the tools and tactics that innovators have been using to support innovation-friendly policy reform through the i4Policy alliance.
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During this workshop, UK based producer Afrodeutsche will show and tell about her Ableton Live workflows, her writing process and how she uses Ableton Live on stage during performances. The workshop is hosted by Ableton Certified Trainer Emile Hoogenhout.
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English Talk Everyone

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This talk will look back at the history of free speech online in Africa.
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Although podcasting remains a relatively niche market in Ghana, it has witnessed a recent explosion through which it has emerged as a means for progressive Ghanaian voices to bypass mainstream, largely conservative media gatekeepers. As both participants and researchers in this emerging scene, Eli Tetteh and Kobby Ankomah-Graham chart the rise and potential of the podcast as a space for Ghanaian counterculture.
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English Workshop Beginner Partner: Wikimedia Foundation

Digital Rights Lounge

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This workshop will be a general orientation workshop about Wikidata - a free, collaborative, multilingual, secondary database that can be read and edited by anyone in the world.
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English Workshop Everyone

Makerspace

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3D printing has changed the way people conduct create and businesses. It is now so easy for companies and individuals to create any idea of theirs into a real action figure without the need to shell out loads of money. With the help of 3D model or Cad software, you can design 3D printing products yourself and send them for printing on your 3D printer.
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Startups are paving our way to the future and today, every young person’s dream is not to become a doctor or a lawyer but a startup founder and an entrepreneur. Are we selling the next generation the right dream? Will the startup economy continue to bloom? Will startups and entrepreneurs help African countries break free from aid dependency?
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Even 50 or 60 years after many African countries gained their independence the colonial legacy lingers on in many spheres: media reports about political developments in London, Paris, Brussels or Lisbon far more extensively than on the events in a neighboring country. This even more so, if another colonial language is being spoken across the border. It is up to the tech-savvy generation in African countries to overcome this legacy by using modern means of communication.
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The nexus between law and tech is strange, albeit exciting! What would the world look like if lawyers fully understood tech and embedded it in the delivery of justice? What if techies fully understood law and built their products incorporating data privacy by design, meeting potential venture partners in between the lines? Would the African digital space be a better place if intellectual property rights wasn't just paper rights? What is the Africa Digital Africa Frameworks?
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17:15
English Meetup Beginner Partner: Association for Progressive Communications

Workshop Room

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Affordable access to communication is of such value as a social and economic enabler that we need strategies that can embrace everyone. In order to have a meaningful conversation about options to reach the unconnected , we need better information on current telecommunications network development. Telecommunications has been overlooked as a sector to which transparency principles and Open Data policies might apply.
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17:30
English Action Everyone

Creators Studio

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A genre-bending performance fusing video, live poetry recital and collected sounds. Navigating elbow rooms provided by history, myth making and social commentary, Kwame Write unearths the map consolidating the musical and mystical connections linking water bodies, Black bodies and vibrations.
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17:30
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18:30
English Workshop Everyone

Creators Studio

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This workshop moderated by documentary photographer and photo educator Rodney Quarcoo will introduce participants to the basic features of digital cameras.
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17:30
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18:30
French Meetup Everyone

Digital Rights Lounge

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A new study, commissioned by CFI, the French Agency for Media Development, takes a close look at various civic tech initiatives in Benin, Kenya, Senegal and Tunisia. In this session, we will present these recent findings and open up the discussion and widen the scope beyond these case studies: How have you and other Civic Tech actors organised yourselves, overcome obstacles and built your influence? What can we take away from these experiences? Discussions can take place in English and French.
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17:30
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18:30
English Workshop Everyone

Makerspace

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The Internet of Things (IoT) workshop is meant for participants eager to learn and build IoT project from a basic level. In this workshop we will cover basics of IoT concepts and applications and have a look at a live demo of a smart home system built by IoT Network Hub.
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This session will address of beauty norms and transgressions, their (digital) representations and the cultural/political prisms that shape our aesthetic choices.
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The West Africa Leaks showed the massive scale of illicit financial flows, tax avoidance and evasion and corruption in African states. If used correctly, open and big data can create more transparency and contribute to fighting corruption and financial crimes. The discussion wants to shed light on the necessary preconditions for investigative journalists to make use of open and big data, while also taking into account the increasingly limited freedom of press in some parts of Africa.
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Connectivity for connectivity's sake is not enough. To bridge the gap that technology creates, it’s not just telecoms infrastructure that needs to be installed, but affordable connectivity and relevant content to engage with in order to ensure that individuals can advance their digital literacy. 'Smart Township' initiatives empower localised content as well as access to real economic opportunities by providing affordable Public Wi-Fi in conjunction with citizen journalism.
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18:30
English Workshop Beginner

Workshop Room

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This workshop will be a general orientation workshop about Wikipedia - a free, collaborative, multilingual, online encyclopedia that can be read and edited freely by anyone in the world.
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17:15
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17:30
English Action Everyone

Creators Studio

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Djambé is the djembe 2.0, the first digital African music instrument for music fans and music makers. A live performance by its creator, Valerio Lopes, will be followed by an open Q&A - come around and ask him anything about Djambé, how it works and how it's been made.
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We know that our mental, emotional, and physical health are all tied together - but often we only treat one at a time. Join us for a music therapy session, featuring traditional Ghanaian instruments, to explore the role music can play in improving health.
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17:30
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18:30
English Action Everyone Partner: Global Innovation Gathering

Makerspace

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#weareGIG the Global Innovation Gathering: a vibrant, diverse community of innovators, makers, technologists, storytellers and changemakers from all around the world. We started as a small track at re:publica 2013 and grew to become an active network of trust that realizes projects around the globe together: from #i4Policy to the Labmobile, from PeaceHackCamps to Precious Plastics machines, from student exchange programs to hub sustainability workshops: We aim for impact not exit!
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18:30
English Talk Advanced Partner: Goethe Institut

Stage 1

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In this session Mukudzei (Magamba TV) & Kubolor (Fokn Bois) will show and discuss how they use art and satire for social commentary, in different contexts in Zimbabwe and Ghana. Discussing artistic expression, connected discourses, challenges and new ideas - the session will make you laugh, think and question.
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In a world saturated with information, how do you provide space for people to explore ideas without boring speeches and presentations? How do you encourage alternative thinking and creative approaches on key business, socio-cultural and tech issues in countries like Ghana where critical thinking is systematically ignored or Germany where panels at tech conferences and text heavy power point slides are still the norm?
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18:30
English Action Everyone Partner: DW Akademie

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All of us are challenged by fake news and disinformation spreading online. On social media posts can spread like wildfire – but how can users verify if what they see or read is actually true? „True story ...?“, a verification quiz show, is coming to re:publica Accra to shed some light on the darkness.
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DJ Raph and Andi Teichmann will present the work of the electronic label NOLAND and Raph´s Album "Sacred Groves".
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Ideally, the Internet decentralises communication and breaks down information monopolies. Can it do the same for financial flows? From mobile payment to innovations such as crowdfunding to cryptocurrencies that rewrite trust models of transactions, there are a multitude of ways technology is impacting on finance – FinTech seems to be able to transform existing power structures for the good.
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Join Teresa Dillon (Professor of City Futures/Bristol) and Amanortey Kisseih (Accra/Vienna) for a conversation on how artists are producing 'urgent eco-critical stories' that reimagine repair and its associated cultures. Positioned within debates on degrowth, the Right to Repair and UN Sustainability Goals, the discussion draws on the documentary 'Welcome to Sodom’ (2018), which traces the lives of people working and living on the eWaste site at Agbogbloshie, Accra.
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19:45
English Action Everyone

Stage 2

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The Africologist is a futuristic documentary on African History, Science, and Technology. The purpose of this film is to inspire young Africans by using technology-backed science fiction as narrative, and evidence-backed science facts as the backbone. Embark with us on a journey through Africa and Africanity, reconnecting to our past, experiencing the innovations of our present in exciting new ways and using science to foresee the technologies of the future.
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We employ the efficiency of theatre as a communication tool to create awareness and debunk gender stereotypes in technology. This will be a random flash mob style gathering with a melodramatic act centered around a young woman and her technology career choice. We will engage attendees in a session of fun while passing on the message, “Tech is not a man’s world”.
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18:45
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19:15
English Action Everyone

Stage 1

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The end of re:publica will be a big bang and a smooth transition into our party programme.
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19:00

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It’s breakfast time. Agya Koo Nimo, his wife Kyeiwaa and their child Paapa are on a mission to trace back the origin of the heavenly pineapples they enjoy every morning. But how? Be prepared to learn about how IT solutions can increase the transparency of supply chains, and join experts in developing an efficient and affordable solution based on open source.
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The two music acts Johanna Amelie (based in Berlin) and the Musical Lunatics (based in Accra) will contribute a group performance to re:publica Accra. The musicians will improvise together, complement each other, and merge many different musical styles. Johanna Amelie's indie-folky sounds are mixed with the diverse influences of the musical lunatics, ranging from soul, to funk, to afro-pop and world-trap. They are joined on stage for selected songs by Eli A Free and Betina Quest.
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A premiere collaboration of renowned artists Kudzanai Chiurai (Zimbabwe) and M.anifest (Ghana). With WE LIVE IN SILENCE, Kudzanai Chiurai addresses the complexities of race, gender, colonization and the post-colony, imagining colonial futures and contesting dominant colonial narratives. M.anifest and band create a live soundtrack to the film, a special composition performed live for the first time. A special highlight not to be missed.
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20:45
English Action Everyone

Evening Stage

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Cina Soul is a soul singer from Jamestown, Accra, who has lit up many stages and touched her fans hearts over the past few years.
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20:45
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21:30
English Action Everyone

Evening Stage

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Rap Performance fused with afrobeats and funky and experimental club sounds.
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Album presentation of “Sacred Groves”: electronic music from pan-African ethnographic field recordings.
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Todays's entertainment scene is characterised by big stage concerts/shows, Millions of fans in the stands & a great gulf between artist and the art lover. While social media has created a closer interactive field for the two parties, fans still have limited access to Artist. Jive explored this social need of the creative consumer and came up with a great solution. One night where fans get to intimately experience a range of talented and diverse acts in a live, interactive and unplugged session.
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English Action Everyone

Evening Stage

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Kampire is a core member of Kampala’s Nyege Nyege collective. She’s one of East Africa’s most exciting young DJs, travelling outside Uganda to play festivals in Europe, UK, Burkina Faso and Democratic Republic Of Congo. Her sets of bass-heavy music are inspired by her upbringing in a mining town along Zambia’s copper belt, where she listened to Congolese music and African pop.
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English Action Everyone

Evening Stage

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DJ Keyzuz: dubstep, trap, and future bass.
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