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

Make IT in Africa About Us

A collaborative approach to innovation

African digital visionaries develop innovative solutions with significant impact on people’s lives and their environment. But on the road to breakthrough, they can face certain challenges.

Therefore, we aim to create an environment in which the full potential of African digital innovation can unfold – with all ecosystem stakeholders.

Wether you are a startup, innovation enabler or dealing with innovation policies, we believe only a collaborative and systemic approach can overcome the obstacles these digital visionaries are facing.

For you, we develop and implement our programmes in close collaboration with our private and public sector partners. The overall aim is to strengthen African ecosystems as a whole.

Together, we join forces to create a momentum for innovation and change by empowering and growing African #InnovationEcosystems.

Our Services

Make-IT Africa, Innovative Solution
How we support
Innovative Solutions
Make-IT Innovation Ecosystem
How we support
Innovation Ecosystems
Make-IT Africa, Innovation Policies
How we support
Innovation Policies
THIS IS US!

Meet our Team

We operate from Africa and Europe.

Anna
Anna Vambe
Abdallah Souissi
Abdallah Souissi
Alex Calvin Gbetie 1to1
Alex Calvin Gbetie
Aneth Batamuliza
Aneth Batamuliza
Adwoa Boa Essilfie
Adwoa Boa Essilfie
Bartha
Bartha Alexander
Beny Meier
Benjamin Meier
Christiane Uwase Bukuru
Christiane Uwase Bukuru
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Daniel Ritter
Desiree Winges
Desiree Winges
Doreen Sena Aglago Cofie
Doreen Sena Aglago-Cofie
Emmanuel Mumuni
Emmanuel Mumuni
Geoffroy Berson
Geoffroy Berson
Gerold
Gerold Dreyer
Linda Mc Leod
Linda McLeod
Lorraine Davis
Lorraine Davis
Matthias Rehfeld
Matthias Rehfeld
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Melanie Schimanski
Nora Ehrhardt
Nora Ehrhardt
Olaf Seidel
Olaf Seidel
Olivier Habumugisha
Olivier Habumugisha
Rosina Naab
Rosina Naab
Sergej Pochkunov
Sergei Pochkunov
Stefanie Zinsmeyer
Stefanie Zinsmeyer
Susan
Susan Wanjiru
Valeria Hernandez
Valeria Morua

Our background

Make-IT in Africa is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

OUR PARTNERS

Creating impact with a strong network

We collaborate with a network of strong partners from innovation enablers to policymakers and the public and private sector.

Our track record

Our impact since 2017 – created together with our partners

Digital Innovation Made in Africa
Digital Innovation Made in Africa for Sustainable and Inclusive Development Vol. 1
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Digital Innovation Made in Africa for Sustainable and Inclusive Development Vol. 2
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How to provide an effective mentorship programme & make best of your angel investment trough mentorship
Mentorship Guide – Mentor-Driven Capital for Entrepreneurial Success in Africa
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Evaluating the Potential of a Mentoring Programme for Tech Entrepreneurs in Rwanda
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How to become a Tech Trendscout
Tech Trendscouting Toolkit – How to Become a Tech Trendscout for Digital Innovation with Social Impact in Africa 
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How to acquire investments
Investment Guide Kenya
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Investment Guide Rwanda
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How to scale your digital business
The Data Science in Python Playbook – How to turn data into assets
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The Interoperability Playbook – How to integrate into a platform
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