We chose ‚pro-active‘ as our motto diving into 2023 – a call to us at home and to all our teams, colleagues and partners wherever they may be to take the lead in strengthening their communities, to think out of the box, to act on and create new initiatives.

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r0g_agency was featured in Berlin’s local newspaper, the Kiezblatt. The KiezBlatt is the neighborhood newspaper for Klausenerplatz in Berlin. It is published by the Kiezbündnis and appears four times a year. The newspaper has a circulation of 4000 copies. It is free of charge and is distributed in stores, restaurants and other establishments. The KiezBlatt…

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Time: Monday, November 7th, 6pm – 8pmLocation: r0g_agency  OPEN CULTURE office Knobelsdorffstr. 22 14059 Berlin r0g_agency’s #defyhatenow initiative to counter social media hate speech and online incitement to violence was born in reaction to the sudden explosion of violent conflict in South Sudan at the end of 2013. When the relationship between social media and…

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In May 2022, #defyhatenow lead team members from Berlin, South Sudan, Cameroon and Kenya met in Nairobi for the first time since the project was initiated to create an amalgamated initiative #ONEdefyhatenow and register a non-profit in Kenya whose principal mandate is to create awareness of responsible use of social media platforms and discourage the…

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Time: Monday, October 3rd, 2022, 6pm Location: r0g_agency office Knobelsdorffstr. 22 14059 Berlin Community Creativity For Development (CC4D) was founded in August 2019 by a group of three South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda. Richard Maliamungu, Edina Dawa and Mathew Lubari – all professionals who recognised the need to enact repair, reuse and maintenance of electronics…

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The enthusiastic participation of Youth in GoGirls season 2022- Image: Aleon Visuals In our previous posts about GoGirlsICT, we talked about the value of education and involving women in science. But in South Sudan, there is still a lot of work to do in dispelling old beliefs that women do not belong in education, science,…

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In an earlier post, we talked with Yine Yenki, co-founder and Mentorship Director at GoGirls ICT, an #ASKnet hub, in South Sudan, about gender and the importance of education for women.  Another way in which GoGirls ICT is working to empower women and thereby strenghten their communities is by actively learning to involve women in…

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Today marks International Youth Day, which celebrates the diverse characteristics of young people while acknowledging the challenges they face, including limited access to education, unemployment, conflict, and limited opportunities to improve their livelihoods. In commemoration of this day, my thoughts turn to how we may overcome some of these challenges as #ASKnet hub members and…

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An #ASKnet workshop initiative in Rhino Camp refugee settlement, Uganda In places like the Rhino Camp refugee settlement, there never seems to be a shortage of those willing and able to serve their communities. I interviewed one of the incredible women at the forefront of an amazing knowledge-sharing initiative. Dawa Edina is a South Sudanese…

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