International Youth Day – #ASKnet and Local Expert Action Directory (LEAD)

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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On Women’s Inclusion in Repair Culture 

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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Evening of r0g_agency at v2_lab in Rotterdam

The Netherlands-based organization v2, an interdisciplinary center for art and technology, invited the r0g_agency to come and present their work during an event called A Night of r0g. And so on Thursday, May 5th 2022 members of the Berlin-based team were in Rotterdam to talk about the work we do together with our partners worldwide…

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FASHION ・SUSTAINABILITY ・AFRICA

#MMN Meetup: How can the Ghanaian fashion industry become a resource for sustainable alternatives to migration? Talk and exhibits by Nuel Bans (founder & editor-in-chief of Debonair Afrik, a Ghanaian-based digital media publication) and Rhoda Wedam (founder and CEO of the Song-Ba Empowerment Center, Ghana) What is needed to develop sustainable business opportunities in the…

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#MIGRANTMEDIANETWORK RADIO PROGRAM – THE GAMBIA

By Lamin Sanneh – #MMN Local Coordinator The Gambia – West Coast Region According to a joint report by the government of the Gambia and the International Organization for Migration, The Gambia is a country of out-migration. That means that migration is one directional: people migrant out of The Gambia, but people do not migrant…

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UN International Day of Peace, #defyhatenow Social Media #PeaceJam2021

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. At #defyhatenow we join the International Day of Peace commemoration by having  #peacejam activities and discussions that call for conflict mitigation against acts of hate online and offline. We invite you to jam for peace with us from wherever you are in the world,…

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Newsletter: Summer 2021

Dear friends, As we head into summer,  we’d like to share a few of our highlights and milestones with you. We are also looking for feedback from you, asking you to vote on the redesign of our logo below! Looking ahead to events in the coming months, we will soon be launching the #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide for Ethiopia,…

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Newsletter: Spring 2021

Dear friends, Looking back on the first quarter of 2021, we have reached some important milestones, such as the release of a new #MMN Field Guide and wrapping up the latest #ASKnet hub development program, and are excited to share these updates with you. Enjoy reading! Some recent highlights: #MMN Migrant Media Network Our #MMN program launched a new Social…

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Newsletter: Winter2020

Dear friends, This year is coming to a close – and what a year 2020 has been! Yet while the pandemic has had a huge impact on the daily realities for most of us, it has also provided a great lesson in staying flexible and learning to adapt to an ever changing world. We (and…

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