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This blog currently documents a research trip to twelve former Soviet Republics for a new regional project of the Goethe-Institut (2015-17). Earlier entries document the "Afro-Tech and the Future of (Re-)Invention" research trip to Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria (10-25 April 2014, Anne Bergner and Inke Arns), and the INDUSTRIAL on Tour trip to five industrial cities in Poland (27 Sep - 9 Oct 2011, Thibaut de Ruyter, Inke Arns et al.)

Lagos: Urine Powered Generator Invented by four Nigerian schoolgirls

Three of the four school girls of Doregos Academy (Lagos) who invented the Urine Powered Generator, first presented at the Maker Faire Africa in Lagos in 2012. 1 liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity. The inventors are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and Bello Eniola (next to Inke is their chemistry teacher). Thanks to Chika Okafor for making this meeting possible!