AfriGadget: Flickr Group

AfriGadget Group on FlickrHave you taken a picture of some great African solution to everyday problems? Maybe you’ve got a picture of some other type of gadget that could be used in Africa.

Well, in order to get rid of the pictures in the right margin, we’re asking you to upload and tag your Flickr photos “AfriGadget”. A Flickr Group has been created at: and we’d love to have you start populating it when you have something to share.

Better yet, think of becoming a contributing author on AfriGadget! If you’re interested, email us at: main at afrigadget dot com

Author: Erik Hersman

Erik is the owner of White African, a blog about technology and Africa. He is the co-founder of Zangu, a new web and mobile phone application that he hopes will change communication in Africa. AfriGadget is another web project of his, not that he doesn't have enough of those already...

3 thoughts on “AfriGadget: Flickr Group”

  1. Ethan Zuckerman wrote about how being an advocate for Africa increasingly means point to what people in Africa are saying.

    Access to the Internet is a whole lot harder there. But still people are getting used to the idea that their voices can be heard by way of the Internet, even if they can’t always use it. This blog is a great platform, and Flickr is great. Hardly anyone reads my blog, and yet some of the pictures I’ve posted from Flickr on my blog have gotten a hundred or more hits.

    I’m so looking forward to getting my friends in Uganda to post pictures. It may take a little while, but this is going to be great.

  2. John, that’s a great point.

    I’ll be heading to Kenya next month, and I plan on taking a few “cheap” digital cameras with me. One of my goals is to convince and train a few dedicated photo journalists to upload pictures for AfriGadget.

    An African by him/her self will find more in a day than I could in a week as an mzungu. I hope it works out!

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