Rob van Kranenburg is the founder of the Council – the largest #IoT thinktank. He works as Ecosystem Manager for the EU projects Tagitsmart and Next Generation Internet; chairs AC04 – IoT Hyper-connected Society of the IERC, The European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things; is in the SmartCitiesWorld Advisory Board; and is involved in building the ecosystem for the Next Generation Internet. Furthermore,…

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Download the PDF Version of this press release. Juba September 15, 2018 – #defyhatenow is proud to coordinate the international social media #PeaceJam18 for UN World #PeaceDay on September 21st 2018 with the theme: Peace for all. We aim to connect South Sudanese and peace jammers around the world on UN World #PeaceDay to increase…

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Obasegun Ayodele is the Co-founder and Executive Director at Vilsquare.org. Vilsquare is the first Nigerian research company focused on data science to help businesses invest in the African market. Their vision is to globalize accessibility to Africa by creating easy and useful data driven insights about investment opportunities in African communities. Vilsquare helps organizations penetrate…

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Eva Yayi is is the Co-founder of GoGirls-ICT Initiative, a Technology Organization that mentors women and girls in South Sudan. Currently, Eva is a Masters Candidate at the Kobe Institute of Computing, Japan holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the Uganda Christian University. She also works as a Teaching Assistant at the…

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Anna Sera Lowe is a co-founder of Kumasi Hive, the makerspace in Ghana that supports innovators to build businesses out of their ideas; and the MakerNet Alliance of individuals and organisations working on different aspects of local manufacturing around the world. Her background includes running a factory, a stint as managing director of a tech…

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Humans of South Sudan aims to promote and bring awareness by showing ordinary people and places. Their main goal is: Realizing The Advantages of Diversity. African Cultural Awareness in Norway in partnership with YWCA South Sudan >> migrasjon.com     “The #ASKotec skill training initiative has been a much needed resilience and peacebuilding tool for the youths of  South Sudan after the new conflict. It…

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Victoria Wenzelmann is one of the Co-founders and Directors of GIG, the Global Innovation Gathering, and founder of the big blue Labmobile. In 2013, she co-organized AfricaHackTrip, a journey of nine European web developers and designers to East Africa to connect local tech ecosystems. She holds M.A. degrees in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies and…

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Meet one of #ASKotec‘s supporters, Andrew Quitmeyer. Andrew studies the intersections between wild animals and computational devices. He’s a professor at the National University of Singapore researching how to blend biological fieldwork and DIY digital crafting. Andrew also leads “Hiking Hacks” around the world where participants build technology entirely in the wild for interacting with nature…

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The impact of social media on peace, and how to turn the tide   This article was originally published on frient-peacebuilding-forum.de/../frient-peace-building-forum-2018/…   Overview The worldwide spread of social media both opens new horizons and poses new challenges to peacebuilders. Social media platforms contribute to freedom of speech. Even so, the filter bubbles they create can also…

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Providing Access to Skills and Knowledge in the form of a multi-functional Open Tech Emergency Case gives rural and urban innovators a new point of entrance for understanding the basics in a range of vocational skills from soldering, building simple devices to the handling of important yet often specialised tools that in these regions are…

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