As a partner in the Africa Biomaker Challenge, a GCRF-funded project led by the University of Cambridge’s SynBio Strategic Research Initiative and Open Plant, CGE took part in a Biomaker Challenge workshop in Kumasi, Ghana. Hosted by Kumasi Hive.
Biomaker is a programme for project-based training and application development. Interdisciplinary teams were provided with starter kits and technical resources that allow the design and construction of low-cost instrumentation for biological experimentation and field applications in low-resource environments. Biomaker projects are documented on a free web-based platform which has an international user base of over 700,000.
The workshop was also attended by Sewnet Alemu who is leading the makerspace that CGE is helping to establish at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia.