It is time to address Afric POSITIVELY.

Africa is not only the «3 C’s» (Conflicts-Crises-Catastrophes).

We need a fresh look and we need to begin here in Austria because Africa is also here!

Why is Africa is so important in Austria? Though Africa is far away, every day we are in touch with Africa, aren’t we?

Every day you dress yourself, where is the cotton from?

Every day you make phone calls and send emails. Where is the coltan from?

Surely you know that elements of many products (coffee beans, cocoa beans, cotton, coltan, etc.) come from Africa, right? So you see, you are in contact with Africa every day!

We need a trip to Africa

«Africa is far away.»- Many people would say that, right?

Yes, a trip to Africa often requires time, money, knowledge, and naturally, information. You do not always have to go far to discover something. You don’t have to travel to Africa, Africa’s diversity is also found in Austria.

«Every journey begins with a step.»

The question is: Where can you find Africa in Austria?

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We’ll show you where!

Have you heard of «AFRINAVI»? Yes, no, maybe?

AFRINAVI will represent in a clear map, African diversity in Austria, and present a positive picture of Africa and the African diaspora, which has been the goal of RADIO AFRIKA for 18 years. Since March 21, 1997, RADIO AFRIKA has considered itself an information and communication platform for positive change in the Austrian media scene:

  • about the diversity of people
  • about the diversity of cultures
  • about the diversity of landscapes
  • about the diversity of economic possibilities between Africa and Europe

AFRINAVI is not Radio Afrika’s first project on this topic. For many years, Radio Afrika has worked tirelessly to create a positive picture of Africa. The most recent initiative was «24 Hour Africa» and the mapping in 2013. With the AFRINAVI online platform, we want to reach even more people.

AFRINAVI will be a dynamic website with the pivotal function of a map system of all of Austria, in which you can surf the following categories:

  • Institutions: embassies and consulates, public information facilities, educational institutes for African history, culture, and language (e.g. Bambara, Swahili,…), museums
  • Organisation and Initiatives: Information providers, NGOs, associations, etc.
  • Art, Culture, and History: Places with Africa connections in Austria, street names of African origin, African crafts, African artists living in Austria, etc.
  • Shops and Businesses: Culinary African restaurants, specialty shops, booths with African groceries, etc.; Cosmetics and Beauty- Hairdressers for African hair, clothes from African material, etc.

How will AFRINAVI function?

Simple navigation through specific categories give those interested a quick overview with clear descriptions of each category. After selecting a category, you will find more detailed information, such as a short description, contact information, photos, or the like.

AFRINAVI invites everyone to navigate through Austria with open eyes and discover meeting points between Austria and Africa. The aim is to make the presence of the African diaspora, African people, institutions with African connections visible, and therefore to make them come alive. AFRINAVI should bridge the gap between communities and the mainstream society.

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How can you support us?

We would like to ask for your support! Through crowdfunding we would like to create the platform by making the user experience sensational!
For now we would need 15.000,00 € in order to set up a AFRINAVI project of premium quality, but we can begin with 8.000, 00 €.

With your contribution you would support the construction of this website:

  • Concept (Information architecture, content strategy, etc. )
  • Design (Art direction, responsive web design, etc.)
  • Development (General: - Responsive front end development for 3 screen resolutions)
  • Embedding the map systems, etc.; Map specific: –individualization of map systems on screen design basis, –tailored Wordpress input screen (including map maintenance system), etc.
  • Preparation of the information bank structure and maintenance of information
  • …Including the information bank, communication, marketing, and printing costs of advertising material

Support our engagement and the love we have put into this project.

We thank you in advance for helping us showcase Africa in Austria in a positive light and in supporting openness, fellowship, and tolerance.

Here’s a look at some of our rewards:

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ANY SUPPORT COUNTS!!!

Wir bitten um Deine Unterstützung über Crowdfunding, damit die Plattform in Punkto Design, Handling und Informationsgehalt sensationell wird! Derzeit fehlen uns noch rund 15.000 EURO um das AFRINAVI Projekt in der geplanten, hochwertigen Qualität zu erstellen.

  • 8.000 EURO: Erreichen wir diesen Betrag, sind Konzept, Webdesign sowie die Karten-Programmierung und die Plattform-Provisionen gesichert.
  • 12.000 EURO: Erreichen wir diese Ausbaustufe, können wir uns auf eine rasche Aktualisierung unserer Daten und deren Übertragung ins System kümmern.
  • 15.000 EURO: Mit dem Erreichen unseres FUNDINGZIELS ist die langfristige Wartung und das Marketing von AFRINAVI sichergestellt.

Mit Deinem Beitrag unterstützt Du die Errichtung dieser Webseite:

  • Konzept (Informations Architektur, Content Strategie etc.)
  • Design (Art Direction, Responsives Webdesign etc.)
  • Entwicklung (Responsive Frontend Entwicklung für 3 Bildschirmauflösungen)
  • Einbettung eines Kartensystems
  • Aufbereitung der Datenbankstruktur
  • Aktualisierungsarbeit für die Informationen
  • Inklusive der Datenbank, der Kommunikation, dem Marketing, den Druckkosten von Werbematerialien.

Du unterstützt unser Engagement, unsere Zeit und Liebe, die wir in dieses Projekt fließen lassen.

Das sind unsere Belohnungen:

Wir danken Dir im Voraus, dass Du mit uns die Präsenz Afrikas in Österreich in ein positives Licht rückst und die Chance für Offenheit, Verbundenheit und Toleranz unterstützt.

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Other ways you can help us

We know that it is not possible for everyone to support us financially. You can also help by volunteering your time to our project. New friends and supporters are always invited to join our initiatives, you will be received by our team with open arms.

Please help us spread the word and make our campaign more widely known. Don’t forget to also support us on the Online Crowdfunding Platform «www.wemakeit.com». The more attention and awareness our campaign receives, the faster we can reach our goal and plan and implement long-term projects.

Every support is a valuable contribution to the realization of our goal and projects!

Together we mold a diverse and positive picture of Africa!

«Africa has a huge potential. Most countries of the continent impress with a great economic growth. The Austrian Development Agency, the Agency of the Austrian Development Cooperation engage himself in order to make this development sustainable and beneficial for all. Together with our partner, we are working mainly in countries such as Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Uganda and Mozambique to reduce poverty, safeguard peace – briefly to improve living conditions. However, the image of Africa in Austria is important to us. With many civil society organizations, we bring the many sides and positives sides of the continent closer to a wider public.

Martin Ledolter, Managing Director of Austrian Development Agency (ADA)

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Wir wissen, dass es nicht jedem spendenwilligen Menschen möglich ist, uns finanziell mit einer Spende zu unterstützen. Zahlreiche Freiwille engagieren sich ehrenamtlich und leisten so einen wertvollen Beitrag zu unseren Projekten. Neue FreundInnen und UnterstützerInnen sind aber jederzeit willkommen und werden in unserem Team mit offenen Armen empfangen.

Bitte hilf uns, unsere Kampagne breiter bekannt zu machen. Vergiss nicht darauf, uns hier auf www.wemakeit.at zu unterstützen. Umso mehr Aufmerksamkeit und Bekanntheit unsere Kampagne genießt, umso schneller können wir unsere Ziele erreichen und längerfistige Projekte planen und umsetzen.

Jede Unterstützung ist ein wertvoller Beitrag bei der Umsetzung unsere Ziele und Projekte!

Gemeinsam gestalten wir ein vielfältiges und positives Bild von Afrika!

«Afrika hat großes Potenzial. Die meisten Staaten des Kontinents beeindrucken mit einem großartigen Wirtschaftswachstum. Dass diese Entwicklung nachhaltig ist und allen zugutekommt, dafür setzt sich die Austrian Development Agency, die Agentur der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, ein. Gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern arbeiten wir vor allem in den Ländern Burkina Faso, Äthiopien, Uganda und Mosambik daran Armut zu mindern, Frieden zu sichern – kurz die Lebensbedingungen zu verbessern. Aber auch das Bild Afrikas in Österreich ist uns wichtig. Mit vielen zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisationen bringen wir einer breiten Öffentlichkeit die vielfältigen Seiten und positiven Seiten des Kontinents nahe!»

Martin Ledolter, Geschäftsführer der Austrian Development Agency (ADA)

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