'Afrika, Design!' is the show that takes African design to the world. Brought to you by Nairobi Design Week.
Presented by Adrian Jankowiak.
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🇷🇼 Venuste Kubwimana on water & education access through positive action | ep.11
Venuste Kubwimana is the President and Secretary General of the International Transformation Foundation (ITF), based in Kenya and Rwanda. The formation of ITF was inspired by his troubled youth during the Rwanda Genocide in 1994. He strives to make the world a better place for the youth through ITF.
He won Global Innovator of the Year Award 2018 at the 10th Anniversary AIDF Global Summit in Washington DC and his project ‘A Water Kiosk at School’ was named among the top 50 innovations at the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.
This episode is part 5 of a 5 part series, in partnership with Open Design Afrika festival.
Check out our new visual identity and website at www.afrika.design !
🇲🇿 Bruno Songane's Baptism by Fire at Goodwall.io | ep.10
We talk through Brian's experiences thus far in his career from internships to being part of a start-up.
🇷🇼 Jean Claude Nsabimana on the Creative Process of Art Direction | ep.9
Nsabimana Jean Claude is a visual artist and a contemporary storyteller. His interests lie in photography, film and video production and design.
As a visual artist he believes one should be the voice for the voiceless. He uses his work as an activism tool. Jean Claude has won the Adobe Design Achievement Award in 2019 for Top Talent in Photography.
He shares his upbringing, how living in 🇰🇪 Kenya and 🇿🇦 South Africa has influenced his life, the importance of storytelling about sustainability and more.
This episode is part 3 of a 5 part series, in partnership with Open Design Afrika festival.
🇳🇬 Benedicta Uweru on Sexual reproductive health | ep.8
Her projects have informed thousands of girls on Menstrual Hygiene and new Menstrual Products.
Benedicta Uweru is the founder @girls4developmentgoals , co-founder of @bennyandfreddylimited, a Supply Chain Pharmacist and Young Leader.
She impacts communities through development projects around Sexual Reproductive Health (SRHR) with a focus on: Teenage Pregnancy, Menstrual Hygiene, Nutrition, Education and Capacity Development.
Benedicta tells stories from her childhood to how she has gone to inspire so many at such a young age, the value of design to her work and differences between cups and pads.
This episode is part 2 of a 5 part series, in partnership with Open Design Afrika festival.
🇰🇪 Phinoshey on music with an Afrikan mindset | Sun from Kibera album | ep.7
'Sun from Kibera' is the debut album from Phinoshey, a self taught producer, writer, and rapper from Kenya. His musical inspiration pulls from hip-hop, soul, and jazz. Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa.
We listen to the album with him and hear about the stories and relationships that influenced it, and his plans for the future.
His friend and collaborator Brian Amimo, who helped to arrange the album, joins to give his inputs and stress the importance of classical music.
Phinoshey is also the producer behind the 'Labelled Human' song that was written and recorded during Nairobi Design Week 2020.
🇳🇬 Blessing Akpan on disruptive education | ep.6
Blessing is a Google Certified Educator, Founder of 'The Innovative Child Network' and Ambassador for HundrED.org, and still studying for her Undergraduate degree. She's an inspiration to learners and teachers.
The Innovative Child Network: https://www.ticnetwork.com.ng/
Blessing's LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blessingakpan/
HundrED.org Profile: https://hundred.org/en/users/blessing-akpan
Part 1 of a 5 part series, in partnership with Open Design Afrika festival. Afrika Design was the podcast partner for Open Design Afrika festival 2020.