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Koffi Sename Agbodjinou

Woelab
Director/Founder
Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou is an architect, anthropologist and an IT social entrepreneur.   After a long experience in humanitarian construction, he created the platform, L’Africaine d’architecture, which aims  to propose an alternative architecture valorizing local resources.  In 2006, he designed the Tammari School which houses 200 students.  The school was made with earthen and built by local population with the help of  builders from Tamberma,  North Togo (UNESCO heritage).  Sénamé  became the defender of a ‘numerical vernacular’ in 2012 when he discovered a link between the "Hacker Ethic" and the values of the traditional African societies. He  elaborated the concept of #LowHighTech to underline and  imagine a new kind of innovation which includes local people.  The project: Smart and Vernacular city -  HubCity - includes the grassroot incubator WoeLab and  the W.Afate  (the first 3D Printer made  with e-waste) is the best ambassador  of this vision of  society.

Sénamé is the Director of the one-of-a-kind WoeLab -the first African Space of Technologic Democracy. It is the only organization in Africa which combine the intelligences and the intermingling of population. He also mentors a community composed of 30 very young residents who are part of 12 startups created by WoeLab in the context of the program #SiliconVillla.

 #3DprintAfrica Educative (3DPAE) is another program created by WOE Lab.  This is the  first African teaching program "Learn by Doing" and has involved 10 private schools, all within  a one-km radius of WoeLab - the tech hub.  Since its inception, #3DprintAfrica Educative has permitted hundreds of high school students to receive free introductory 3D printing courses.


#3DprintAfrica  "Learning by Doing" represents a systemic revolution in educational approaches to fill the digital gap as well as a remarkable breakthrough in technology driven by  one of the smallest countries on the continent. 


My Speakers - Intervenants Sessions

Wednesday, September 7
 

9:00am CEST