Princeton PACE students in Agbogbloshie


In January 2016 AMP ran a one-week #ampqamp with students from Princeton University’s PACE Center for Civic Engagement focused on making short health & safety videos for the Agbogbloshie scrap dealers community, narrated in Dagbani.

This group of students, led by Ellie Sell ’17 and Christie Jiang ’17, opted not only to volunteer collaborating on the AMP project as a form of ‘alternative spring break’, but also to spend months prior planning their trip and conducting research around issues of health and safety related to unregulated e-waste processing plus weeks after their visit to Ghana editing and producing the videos. (They blogged about it here.)

Watch the Youtube playlist of videos they produced below. For more on how this connects to the full AMP project, check out this Q&A with the Princeton PACE Center. A huge thank you to the whole team from all of AMP!

Mapping Agbogbloshie

The past few weeks have been full of amazing new discoveries as the Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP) team continues to learn from and with the e-waste recycling and scrap dealers community, on site. Check out our Flickr map which will serve as a tool for documenting and better understanding this ecosystem within Accra’s urban ecology.

Looking for a good option for sorting and sharing image pool on maps with better zoom and options for aerial imagery overlay, either on OpenStreetMap or another platform. Please let us know if you have any thoughts/advice