Can Africa Leapfrog Ahead in Digital Fabrication?

I recently published an article on, that I wrote after I visited TEDGlobal in Africa last summer.

Can Africa Leapfrog Ahead in Advanced Manufacturing?

When we think about the future of manufacturing technology, we automatically assume that the majority of the transformation will take place in the West, in China - clearly in the highly industrialized world. But I am challenging this assumption after my travel to TEDGlobal in Tanzania last summer, where I held workshops on 3D printing for developing countries.