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Access the overall africa re:load timeplan under: Schedule. Below is the schedule of individual sessions and session-rooms:

Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
Friday 14:30 E-1 C-1 D-1 N-1
Friday 16:00 E-2 C-2 D-2 N-2
Saturday 9:00 E-3 C-3 D-3 N-3
Saturday 10:30 E-4 D-4 D-3 N-4

Green Energy Sessions (E)

E-1 "Power-business" Friday 14:30, Room 1 Coordinator: Oliver Petzoldt
Large-scale implementation of renewable energy requires integral design solutions, including solid localized business models based on market research.

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E-2 "Solar-solutions" Friday 16:00, Room 1 Coordinator: Sarah Schwepcke
Discussing the different types of application of solar power solutions in Africa: What are the challenges and which competences are needed?

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  • Max Pohl & Guluma Megersa: "Experiences from Sahay Solar competence center in Southern Ethiopia"
  • Xavier Auclair (via Skype): "Solar powered irrigation in Egypt"

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E-3 "Bauhaus Green-Energy Research" Saturday 9:00, Room 1 Coordinator:
Bauhaus University Weimar has different ongoing research-projects related to green energy. Get to know the most interesting ones in this session.

Input by:

  • Christopher Doering: "visualizing energy-consumption"
  • Heiko Bartels: "Decentral wind- & water-energy solutions"

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E-4 "Solar architecture" Saturday 10:30, Room 1 Coordinator: Sarah Schwepcke
Slide-S: The first team in the Middle East or Africa to earn a spot in the Solar Decathlon Europe competition - combinig architecture with solar energy solutions.

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Green Construction Sessions (C)

C-1 "Concept-Test-Realization - What's next?" Friday 14:30, Room 2 Coordinator: Dirk Donath
"Concept-Test-Realization" is a beginning three-year project between Bauhaus University, Addis Ababa and Juba focused on prototyping low-cost architecture for Africa, with local materials.

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C-2 "Urban environments " Friday 16:00, Room 2 Coordinator: Christian Bauriedel
Get to know and discuss some interesting concepts for making African urban environments more liveable.

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  • Adam Molyneux-Berry: "Urban gardening & Demonstration Centre for Egyptian appropriate tech, and sustainability practices"
  • Hany A. Abo El Wafa: "Urban growth modeling in Addis Abeba"

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C-3 "Regional challenges " Saturday 9:00, Room 2 Coordinator: Sarah Schwepcke
What does the region of Thuringia have in common with Africa, what can we learn from each-other? IBA-Thüringen will be looking for answers to such questions over the next twelve years.

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  • Katja Fischer & Tobias Haag: "Africa & Thuringia: shared challenges? ice & IBA Thüringen"
  • Gyavira Wani: "Architectural Challenges in South Sudan"
  • Adam Molyneux-Berry: "Community integration in Green Tech projects and employment creation"

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Design & Communication Sessions (D)

D-1 "Maker-communication" Friday 14:30, Room 3 Coordinator: Marton Kocsev
Designers and Do-It-Yourself-practitioners can accelerate their innovation-process by interacting in communities of practice. We look at some new concepts of web-based design-interaction.

Input by:

  • Simon Höher: knowable.org / International DIY community
  • Christof Mühe (& Paula Weise): "local green materials catalogue"

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D-2 "Bamboo product-design" Friday 16:00, Room 3 Coordinator: Florian Manderscheid
As a material for product-design & construction, bamboo has excellent characteristics. In this session, you can get to know and discuss different application areas for bamboo.

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  • Daniel Scheidler, Tobias Mathes & Johannes Hetzold: "Prototyping bamboo products"
  • Florian Manderscheid: "Bamboo bike-trailer"
  • Guido Morgenthal: "Bamboo-Concrete Composite Slabs"

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D-3 "Mobile application development (double-session)" Saturday 09:00, Room 2 Coordinator: Katrin Proschek
Mobile is the platform of the future, especially with regards to Africa. Successful mobile solutions need to be context-sensitive. What exactly does that mean?

Input by:

  • Naod Duga: "Cloud-Computing in Ethiopia"
  • Hagen Höpfner: "Energy Aware Software"
  • Katrin Proschek: "Cultural factors in mobile user experience"
  • Amanuel Abrha & Eskinder Mamo: "Mobile-apps for Ethiopian education"
  • Mitslal Kifleyesus: "Mobile app for Ethiopian farmers network: Mobile based Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) and web-based Market Resources Planning (MRP)"
  • Guido Morgenthal: "Mobile app for building inspection and city planning"

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'D-4 "Design-education & Industry" Saturday 10:30, Room 3 Coordinator: Christiane Kilian'
Design is increasingly important for economic growth. How can academia and private sector cooperate better to improve prototyping competencies?

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  • Christiane Kilian: "International prototype-seminar"
  • Melat Assefa & Brook Teklehaimanot: "Activities of EiABC protolab"
  • Florian Manderscheid: "Design Communication: Communicating the utility of design to local enterprises"
  • Jay Cousins: "From Open Design City to icecairo maker lab"
  • Johannes Hafner: "Building an 'upcycling CNC'"

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Networking Entrepreneurs Sessions (N)

N-1 "CIM Funding strategies" Friday 14:30, Room 4 Coordinator: Kokebe Hailegabriel
How can we finance green projects? In this session we develop concrete plans.

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  • Kokebe Hailegabriel: "CIM goes green"

Green startup-projects

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N-2 "Startup-incubation" Friday 16:00, Room 4 Coordinator: Marton Kocsev
Continued African growth depends on the development of an African middle-class, which in turn requires the support of small- and mid-size business-creation.

Input by:

  • Ben White & Bill Zimmerman: "VC4Africa: connecting African entrepreneurs to investors"
  • Susanna Muschik: "neudeli incubator: Start-up support, the Bauhaus way"

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N-3 "Co-working – spaces and networks" Saturday 9:00, Room 4 Coordinator: Jörn Schultz
Innovation networks are spreading across the continents - What make them work & how can we best cooperate?

Input by:

  • Bill Zimmerman: "The AfriLabs Network"
  • Marton Kocsev: "icehubs - Co-working spaces as catalysts for green innovation"

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N-4 "social media in the context of international cooperation" Saturday 10:30, Room 4 Coordinator: Oliver Petzoldt
Social media as a format of interaction, learning and co-creation has changed the world. How can the effects within development cooperation be monitored?

Input by:

  • GIZ Social Media Monitoring Group: Marton Kocsev & Dirk Bange:

"The aim of this working group is to understand beneficiary mechanisms of social media as a participatory method for achieving development goals"

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