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We believe in the catalytic power of African innovation and digital technologies for green and inclusive development.

What we do

With our partners’ and our own experience, we co-create a strong foundation for innovation by empowering African #InnovationEcosystems. Here, start-ups, innovation enablers, and political partners connect, exchange, inspire each other, and scale digital-driven solutions.

Our goal

Commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) our goal is to make these #InnovationEcosystems future-ready—to build a resilient environment for digital visionaries and their partners. So, they can create impactful change in Africa—socially, environmentally, and economically.

Our Services

What can we do for you?

You are an innovation enabler with a pan-African focus?
You are a start-up developing innovative digital solutions for green and inclusive development?
You are a policy maker who wants to amplify innovation in Africa?

Here’s what we can do for you:

Connecting stakeholders, partners & building networks
Providing a platform for your idea, company & communication
Enabling and fostering innovation ecosystem collaboration and co-creation
Establishing access to experts, funding, skills, knowledge & markets
Providing trustworthy strategic, political & organizational support
Providing tools, information & peer learning

Our Track Record

Since the beginning of
Make-IT in Africa...

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Start-ups were supported through accelerators, matchmaking events, exposure trips etc.

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Innovation enablers, like innovation hubs and networks, were empowered through direct organizational development, peer-to-peer learning, networking etc.

5

National and
pan-African policy frameworks have been co-created towards a more enabling environment for start-up innovation

Where you can find us

We power up innovation across Africa!

With our pan-African approach, we implement projects in all African regions and established strong networks there.

This is Us!

The team behind Make-IT in Africa

We are based in Africa and Europe

Abdallah Souissi

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Adwoa Boa-Essilfie

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Aneth Batamuliza

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Beny Meier

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Christiane Uwase Bukuru

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Desiree Winges

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Emmanuel Mumuni

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Johanna Hartung

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Marc Hümmer

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Matthias Rehfeld

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Nora Ehrhardt

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Olaf Seidel

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Olivier Habumugisha

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Paulina Adjei

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Sergej Pochkunov

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Stefanie Zinsmeyer

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Valeria Morua

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Our Partners

Creating impact with a strong network

Since the start of our project we have been collaborating with a network of strong allies from innovation enablers to the private sector, civil society and policy makers.

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Let's join forces to create impact. How can we support you?

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