Guest speaker in this talk event held in connection with “YCAM Open Lab 2019: Understanding Living Culture” is Harry Akligoh, co-founder of the Hive Biolab in Ghana.
In Africa, makerspaces have been increasing and penetrating society in the past two, thee years. Makerspaces function as places for rapid prototyping of ideas and community building. Employing the open and inclusive model of makerspaces in the field of biology, various efforts have been made in recent years to cope with such social issues as infection, hunger, climate change and education. This event showcases a number of projects carried out at the Hive Biolab.
Hive Biolab is the first community/DIYBio lab in Ghana dedicated to the rapid prototyping of ideas in biology, research and enterprising bio-startups by helping and providing resources to students and graduates to translate science to businesses critical to solving local Ghanaian problems through entrepreneurship and training.