October 2018 – ongoing

We are currently developing a toolkit that aims at gathering and describing best practices for tech-trendscouting approaches to support entrepreneurship and digital social innovation in Africa. As a joint collaboration between GIZ, WSA, and Konnektiv with support of the Global Innovation Gathering network, our focus is offering tangible step-by-step guidelines, peer knowledge, and further resources through this toolkit.

The “Tech-Trendscouting Toolkit for Social Impact: Best practices of ecosystems experts from Africa and emerging markets” made its debut at re:publica Accra 2018 during the session:

Tech-Trendscouting! How to identify the right social digital innovations
December 15, 2018. 11:00am-11:30am
Presented by: Asmaa Guedira, Tolu Agunbiade and Stephanie Wiedner
Join us in exploring how to bring development into the 21st century by discussing tech-trendscouting in Africa’s digital entrepreneurship ecosystem!

The Toolkit is in the final stages of development and will be published soon in both English and French. Stay tuned!