About EAMLab

The East-African Media Lab Collaboration (EAMLab) 2017 was a pilot short-term residency program focused on networking and collaboration amongst young professionals and innovators in the East African media sector.

The initiative was aimed at introducing spaces of collaboration between East African media, culture and innovation centers and East African media professionals, innovators and storytellers in order to promote engaged, creative and peaceful media work.

The EAMLab focused on peer-learning and open and free media technologies. In this context, participants and their host organizations were encouraged to approach political and social challenges in creative, experimental and interdisciplinary ways through digital means. The inaugural cohort worked on projects ranging from a multimedia exploration of the arms trade in Uganda to a feminist based creative writing workshop in Tanzania, a research project on the ICT4Ag community in Ethiopia to a photography exhibit exploring the lives of South Sudanese in Sudan.

Program Outline

  • September 2017:Step Up Event in Addis Ababa, including all ten fellows and invited experts
  • October – November 2017:Ten fellows embarked on and completed their individual residencies with their host organizations in different East-African countries
  • December 2017:Final network event in Kigali, including all ten fellows, representatives of each host organization, and invited experts

For more insight, please download our info- & documentation materials here in the right side column!

The EAMLab is supported through funding by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by icebauhaus (Germany) and iceaddis (Ethiopia)