Project Description

Make-IT in Africa

The GIZ-implemented tech entrepreneurship initiative Make-IT in Africa has, since 2016, promoted digital innovation for sustainable and inclusive development in Africa. In 2019, Make-IT contracted K-Tiv to tell the story of their impact in promoting tech entrepreneurship and the innovation ecosystems of Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Tunisia.

My K-Tiv collaborators built on the existing Make-IT visual identity for their first impact report — expanding their visual repertoire — while I helped with specific copywriting elements and edited this to completion. The report topped off an additional year-long editorial consultancy contract I held with Make-IT in Africa, which included the editing of many further reports, extensive online editing with WordPress and development of an English style guide for use in external communications.

After 2 years of implementation experience, we can proudly say that we have successfully combined the strengths of the public and private sectors to promote digital innovation for sustainable and inclusive development.

Dr Jan Schwab • Head of Programme Make-IT in Africa