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The first ever forum for Intermediaries in the Digital Creative Industries in Africa took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the Tshimologong Precinct from 15th – 20th October 2022 as part of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2022.

Intermediaries’ road mapping session at Joburg’s Tshimologong Precinct.

This was an inter-regional digital creative industries forum where African intermediaries came together to explore the landscape of intermediaries in the Digital Creative Industries in Africa with a special focus on Animation, Gaming and Immersive Media. This forum themed “Mapping the Compass” saw delegates from South Africa, Kenya, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda coming together to dissect the intermediaries ecosystem in understanding the roles of intermediaries in the digital creative industries space, as well as developing a roadmap for the industry.

Yolanda Ncokotwana of National Film and Video Foundation SA, Emily Nyabere of the Association of Animation Artistes Kenya, Victoria Gillam of GIZ South Africa, Monica Hemming-Rorvik of Wesgrow in SA and ……….. taking a breaking during the road mapping session.

The above initiative was building on research supported by the GIZ – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Wits University Digital Arts Department in partnership with Fak’ugezi African Digital Innovation Festival, who have been working on understanding the landscape of Intermediaries in the Digital Creative Industries in Africa.

Dr. Tegan Bristow, Principal Researcher & Senior Lecturer at the Wits School of Arts, Digital Arts Department, Mike Strono Co-Founder of YAKWETU and MyMovies.Africa, Catherine Njari: Senior Strategy Manager for Media and Entertainment with Safaricom Kenya, and Emily Nyabere: Secretary of the Association of Animation Artistes Kenya, and Lecturer in Animation at USIU – Africa during a networking session


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