Speaker Sénamé KOFFI AGBODJINOU

Architect, anthropologist, founder of L’Africaine d’architecture & WoeLab, a network of Togolese grassroots tech-hubs whose ambition is to « make everyone equal in the face of technology » and in which he helped launch the half-dozen shared companies of the Siliconvillage Group. Since 2017 Sename has been elected to the Ashoka Foundation’s prestigious fellowship program for social entrepreneurs.

Biography

A passionate of new technologies who advocates for the development of technological innovation in Togo. An explorer of architectural alternatives, he seeks to develop the African potential of ‘smart city’!

Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou is the founder of Woelab, a fab lab and incubator opened in 2012 in Lomé, Togo. This "first African space of technological democracy" welcomes, shapes, incubates and accelerates a dozen startup projects, and also conducts a lot of work on the issue of e-waste in Togo. The W.Afate 3D printer is a 3D printer that was designed by the makers of Woelab only from electronic waste found in different landfills. This collaborative project received a Global Fab Award in June 2014 in Barcelona, for being the best invention out of a fab lab in the last ten years. With degrees in architecture and anthropology after completing his studies in France, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou also leads the Africaine d’Architecture since 2010, a platform for reflection and action on the African potential around the concept of ‘smart city'.

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