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Thursday, April 11 • 15:00 - 16:30
Enter Africa – Gamify Your City Future: 15 Countries, 15 Visions, 15 Games

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Can Games Make a better Future? We are convinced they can! And that is what the project Enter Africa is all about. It encourages us to use game thinking as a tool to address everyday challenges in Subsaharan Africa.

Interdisciplinary teams including architects, urban planners, IT experts and artists in 15 African cities create location-based games – playable on mobile phones. The games anticipate our cities’ transformation processes and envision future scenarios: Which challenges for infrastructure, culture and the environment emerge? How can they be experienced and solved in a playful way?

Out of these 15 visions, the teams identify joint topics for Sub-Saharan Africa - and create one analogue African game with a focus on borderlessness and the promotion of African cultures. This process has generated a network of creative, innovative, young professionals across the African continent – the Enter Africa Community. Together, we use games and game thinking to realize our visions for Africa’s future.

Enter Africa is a project by the Goethe-Institut. It involves many partners – game design and gamification experts from Ethiopia and Germany as well as organizations from different African countries.

During the process of Enter Africa a lot of stories were created and born: personal ones and the stories of the locations based games and the megagame. We would like to tell these stories during our stage presentation, answer your questions, get in touch with you and get your feedback!

avatar for Mihret Redda Tamrat (ET)

Mihret Redda Tamrat (ET)

Mihret is a product manager based in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia passionate about education and how games can enhance learning. She is interested in how social influences dictate how people behave and self-identify and how this influences how they see their world and how they learn. When... Read More →
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Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya (KE)

Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya is a pianist, animator and illustrator based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has just founded Sunflower Pictures, an animation studio committed to making high quality, nourishing content.Her practice has spanned 10 years so far and includes Animation, Social and... Read More →
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Abdou Aziz (SN)

Just a passionate game developer!
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Prince Andrew Ardayfio (GH)

My passion is to make art to make a change in this world. To inspire others to be the best versions of themselves as well. My interests lie in art, music and dance. My hobbies are making art, reading, writing and watching documentaries.
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Matthew Hansen (GH)

I am Matthew Hansen, a Programmer with about 5 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. I am currently working as a Mobile Engineer, specializing in Mobile App Development using Flutter for both Android and iOS platforms. At Maclear Technology Limited, where I work... Read More →
avatar for Bethlehem Anteneh (ET)

Bethlehem Anteneh (ET)

Bethlehem Anteneh is an Architect and Game-Thinking consultant interested in ways and forms of physical environment and its game-thinking overlap to create spaces and activities that elevate human activity, thought and experience. She has begun work in that aspect with her thesis... Read More →
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Cédric Minlo (CM)

Cameroonian cartoonist, born June 09, 1992 in Yaounde. In 2013, he joined the team of KIRO'O GAMES, the first video game creation studio in Central Africa, where he offered his services as designer of the non-playable characters (NPC) and various objects of the game Aurion: the legacy... Read More →
avatar for Dagmawi Bedilu (ET)

Dagmawi Bedilu (ET)

Dagmawi Bedilu is an aspiring entrepreneur, software engineer, game designer and game-thinking activist with an appetite for both, science and arts. He has worked as a senior software architect for Ethiopia’s biggest IT Company, designing and developing Location-Based Systems... Read More →
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Andy Katambwe (CD)

My name is Andy Katambwe, Web developer and Community Manager. Passionate about new technology, currently Assistant Manager and Training Officer at the Lumumba Foundation.
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Frank John (TZ)

I'm a technology enthusiast, focused on software and hardware development. Gaming and storytelling are among the things I enjoy doing.
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Andric Ishami Kwisanga (RW)

Andric Ishami Kwisanga is a student at University of Rwanda majoring in computer science, music producer and writer. He is part of Enter Africa team Kigali currently working on a game called Ilagik. He enjoys meditation, lateral thinking and edm music.
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Haroun Yasser Sangare (BF)

Passionate about video games, mangas/comics and cinema, I am a pure product of pop culture. Builder to the core, I have decided to make the creation of cultural content highlighting African culture, my career choice and to actively contribute to the creation of a healthy and sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Thabo Tsolo (ZA)

Thabo Tsolo (ZA)

My name is Thabo Tsolo and I am 21 Years old. I am an artist, filmmaker, animator, game designer vfx and motion graphics artist and I love telling stories. I have worked on 2 animated short films, 1 miniseries, a short film and 3 games. I always excited to meet new people and hopefully... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Ho (UK/HK)

Carmen Ho (UK/HK)

Carmen Ho is an ethnographic researcher, multi-platform storyteller and producer of interdisciplinary, participatory narratives, (social) experiments and play for communities, festivals, arts and cultural initiatives. Designing disruption-ideation processes that activate audience... Read More →
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Steven Tu (ZA)

Steven is an Illustrator, game maker, designer, burner, VR Believer, karaokeist, seamstress, sticker collector and #spiritcritter wrangler from Johannesburg.

Thursday April 11, 2019 15:00 - 16:30 CEST
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