Open Knowledge

ThingsCon Nairobi

The #ASKotec team participated in ThingsCon Nairobi. An event organised by our friends and colleagues at ThingsCon, who are telessly working “toward a human-centered and responsible Internet of Things“. The following is from Simon’s event report at medium.com/@jimmiehu/diversity-relevance-globalism-in-the-iot-cced43be412a “[…] A particular take on those specific and highly relevant problems was provided by the team around Jaiksana…

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Juba Wiki Sprint

Wikipedia Peace Sprint Within the #defyhatenow initiative we were training students from the University of Juba on writing and editing information about South Sudan on Wikipedia, the online global encyclopedia from 6-9 November 2017. Read the #defyhatenow press release (PDF)   Objectives Empowering South Sudanese to have a global voice in national narratives and knowledge in…

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Wikipedia for Peace Berlin

Originally published at meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_for_Peace_Berlin_2017 A peace project in Berlin from July 4th to July 18th 2017! […] We think that Wikipedia needs more and better content on social movements, justice and peace in general. So we started up Wikipedia for Peace, which is a community project organized by Wikimedia and Service Civil International. The project is organized as a “workcamp”, where people…

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Wau Wikipedia Peace Agents

Using Wikipedia to #defyhatenow in Wau, South Sudan. The #defyhatenow team held a Wikipedia peace agents workshop in Wau.   Wau Wikipedia Peace Agents #defyhatenow 15-16th December Wikipedia was searched to get an initial overview of information about South Sudan, what languages are being used and for things that are particularly interesting to promote peace, unity…

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Juba as an Open Source City : Urban Planning as a Tool for Peace Building

Author: Regina Díaz Salgado – Masters Governing the Large Metropolis Sciences Po Paris  (April, 2016 Berlin) Currently, in a state of civil unrest, South Sudan’s future remains uncertain and worrisome. South Sudan gained independence just five years ago in July 2011, which makes it the newest country in the world. However, newfound independence did not bring about…

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#defyhatenow background notes

Background research for detailed “DefyHateNow campaign + robust training curriculum summary of different policies, contexts and approaches re:monitoring and combatting hate speech on- and off-line. r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation Susanne Bellingshausen, Abiol Lual Leng, Yoann Fily, Stephen Kovats, Jodi Rose   #DefyHateNow is an initiative to combat social media hate speech by…

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Report on South Sudan ‘open systems strategies’ research trip November 2013

Stephen Kovats and Clemens Lerche (r0g_agency, Berlin) Juba and Kuajok (Warrap State), South Sudan   In Mid-November Stephen Kovats and Clemens Lerche of the Berlin, Germany based r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH, a non-profit organisation working with and developing open source and open systems methodologies in post-conflict development visited South Sudan (primarily…

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#OSWARRAP: Open Systems Strategies linking FOSS & Open Knowledge

 – to strengthen agriculture in Warrap State, South Sudan   Abstract. In many parts of the world new civil societies emerging from shattering conflict and revolution are facing the challenge to (re)construct nothing less than entirely new nations. Urgent calls to define political participation, state identity, economic self-determination, basic freedoms and reconciliation among resolute opponents…

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The Future of Open Systems Solutions, now

UNESCO WSIS+10 review The Future of Open Systems Solutions, Now. Stephen Kovats r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation (Berlin, 06 May, 2013)       Abstract The aim of this report is to provide an overview and analysis of WSIS Action Line C3 ‘Access to Information and Knowledge’, with regards to the effects and…

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