we wish you all a very happy new year 2020 and want to thank our team, partners, supporters and funders for making 2019 such a successful year.

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A simple home-made 5V solar power charger suitable for any mobile phone.   Made by a small group of students in Berlin who are also part of the international ‘open source ecology’ network the r0g_solar.mini is a fast and powerful pocketbook size charger that also simultaneously charges 4 x AA ni-cad batteries. Although there are…

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Dowenload as PDF The #OpenLearningGuide is a rugged poster with lists of resources to Open Educational Resources (OER) around the topics of online literacy, technology and DIY communities. It is a product of the Step-Up Juba Media Lab – an initiative by icebauhaus and r0g_agency supporting the implementation of a community-based media training centre in Juba, South Sudan. The idea…

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#defyhatenow Field Guide Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide [Version 1.0 May 2018] The #defyhatenow Field Guide offers tools and strategies to be used by community-based organisations & online campaigns for peacebuilding in South Sudan and around the world. #defyhatenow aims to raise awareness of and develop means for countering social media based hate speech, conflict rhetoric…

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This article was originally published on  frient-peacebuilding-forum.de/pbf-voices-blog/…   How can technologies and digital media be strategically used to achieve conflict-resolution and peacebuilding objectives? To answer this question, peacetech is a growing field that allows peace advocates and local communities to develop new forms of engagement. The term peacetech thereby refers to two different approaches: 1) Utilizing existing online/social…

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#ASKotec = Access to Skills and Knowledge open tech emergency kit The #ASKotec is a kit designed to work as a mobile trainer‘s set to tackle basic field challenges when it comes to Open Tech and Open Source Hardware innovation, education and repairing wherever needed. Providing »Access to Skills and Knowledge« as an multi-functional »Open…

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Geomapping in South Sudan ojoVoz consists of an Android mobile app and a web application that allow a group of people to collaboratively create a dynamic, audiovisual documentation about their common interests and concerns. By using the ojoVoz app, messages consisting of an image, a sound recording, tags and geographic information can be composed and…

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Following up on the 2016 “Let’s Go jHUB” programme, the OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE or #OHG is an outcome of the Open Tech and Repair Skills workshop led by Timm Wille and hosted by the Hive Colab innovation hub in Kampala. As a follow-up to the Open Learning Guide (#OLG) the Open Hardware Guide gives examples of hands-on skills possibilities and projects applying open hardware methodologies.…

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Socio-Political and Historical Context of Hate-Speech in South Sudan | by Roman Deckert.   The people of South Sudan have been suffering from one of the gravest humanitarian crisis since major armed conflicts erupted in 2013. About 2 million have been internally displaced, while more than 1.5 million fled to neighbouring countries, mainly Uganda, Kenia…

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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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