Partners in Ghana:

Suame Magazine Industrial Development Organisation (SMIDO). SMIDO has made available a workshop with a manufacturing supervisor, who is responsible for the manufacturing process and supervises the contractors participating in this process.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ghana

United Pension  Trustee Ghana

Partners in The Netherlands:
The project is supported by a variety of social and civil organizations in the Netherlands. We received grants for the project from four organizations:

Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Centrum Beeldende Kunsten Rotterdam
Stichting Doen

Royal Burger group, AEL, Company de Fruitiere arranged the entire shipment and importation of the Turtle 1 from GH to NL (2013)/NL to GH (2015)
• Xelvin BV made the return of the Turtle 1 possible in 2015 with a sponsor cheque.

Partners Research Program:
Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, department DesignlabCynthia Hathaway
Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam,department Fine Art – Rolf Engelen
Immanuel Sirron Kakpur
Xelvin BV
HAN Automotive

Publication Turtle1 – Building a car in Africa:

Paradox & Verlag Kettler – Publishers
• Melle Smets & Joost van Onna – Authors
• Teun Vonk – Photography
• Melle Smets, Joost van Onna, Warna Oosterbaan – Text
• Ko Sliggers – Design

• Hellen Peters & Bas Vroege – Art direction

Promotion Team Turtle 1:
Melle Smets – project direction
Joost van Onna – project direction
Teun Vonk – photographer & video documentation
Eva van Ginhoven – press & media, co- funding & – webdesign
Pascal de Man – web design & realisation

• Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo – Advisor S.M.I.D.O.

Independant Journalism:
• Tijs van den Boomen for Fosfor publishers

Many thanks to:
Iztok Klančar – (editor) & Mat Wijn (sound) trailer ’13: Turtle 1: De auto uit Afrika
Peter Michiel Schaap
Joris Lindhout
Maaike Gouwenberg
Jan de Bruin – video@