r0g_agency hosts, develops and participates in open culture and critical transformation themed events at home in Berlin and worldwide. Our first major curated_EVENTS, #OSJUBA (Berlin, June 2012), #MMJUBA (Juba, December 2012) and our session at the UNESCO WSIS+10 Review (February 2013) have helped create the framework for our current initiatives on post-conflict development in the Republic of South Sudan.


Curated events

r0g_curated_EVENTS seek to further the role of open knowledge led solutions employing FOSS, OERs and Open Data in post-conflict development, crisis mitigation and societal transformation scenarios. These are our key independently curated or collaboratively produced public events.

Key r0g_ conferences, workshops, exhibitions or discussions curated independently, or in collaboration with our partners in conjunction with leading international open culture events.

Featured events

r0g_featured_EVENTS highlight guest contributions to key international conferences, workshops or specialised seminars which support our research and programme trajectory. These have included our contributions to leading international events such as OKconf (Geneva, September 2013), the Summit for Community Wireless Networks (Berlin, October 2013) and ICT4ag (Kigali, November 2013).




August 28th & 30th 2021

The aim is to inform the Ghanaina and Gambian diaspora about the importance of disseminating the right and accurate information regarding migration on social media behaviour. The workshop targets about 10 Ghanaian and 10 Gambian Diasporans who will participate in the 3 days training of the trainer workshop. If you are interested please visit our website www.migrantmedia.network and contact us under info@migrantmedia.network


#MMN GHANA FIELD GUIDE KIT LAUNCH & strengthening partnerships for safer migration

June 23 rd & 24th 2021

The Migrant Media Network (#MMN) project Ghana stakeholder meeting with #MMN project coordinators to have an exchange on their work experiences in migration
issues in Ghana. At the same time #MMN will launch the #MMN Field Guide Kit.



April 29 th, 30th & May 1st 2021

The Migrant Media Network project is an information campaign and a Youth Empowerment project. Stakeholders in migration governance and management converse with participants on what actions can be taken to inform potential migrants on regular migration, dangers of irregular migration/human smuggling and opportunities at home.The Opening talks are folllowed by a 3 days Training of Trainers workshop.




November 10 th, 2020

link to join the session with the team, partners and contributors will follow soon.

Sep 21, 2020
#defyhatenow Social Media #PeaceJam 2020 online session -
moderated from Berlin

Workshop: Migrant Media Network 2020

August 17th – 21st, 2020
ZKU Berlin, Germany

5 day immersive hands – on workshops

Contribute to changing the perception of life in Europe and help mitigate the low awareness of the manifold dangers linked to irregular migration.


open culture - feminist Cafe
- she rhymes!

March 8, 2020  4pm

The Open Culture Feminist Cafe proudly features the Poetry Slam group from Heinz Berggruen Gymnasium, and berlin based artists Eilis Frawley, Allysa Grace & Verale, Sarota and maxmaxflierl.

open culture office - Berlin, Germany

#OpenCulture #FeministCafe


DOTS - The Impact Summit, Nakuru, Kenya

5 –7 December 2019

Entrepreneurs from all over the world gather in Kenya to co-create open source local solutions to global issues. Bring the Global Network with #ASKnet together and create synergies, learn from each other and explore very new and exciting formats and methodologies.


#MMN_Migrant Media Network 2019

engaging diaspora communities in social media awareness
& open tech innovation to foster informed migration choices

Public Presentation

December 13, 2019    11am - 3pm

free registration here: eventbrite
Werkstatt, Haus der Statistik - Berlin, Germany


open culture - feminist Cafe

African feminism in digital space

September 18, 2019
open culture office - Berlin, Germany

Workshop: Migrant Media Network (Ghana)

July 17-18 and 22-23, 2019
open culture office Berlin, Gemany

4-day Workshop on Social Media Sensitization and Migration in Berlin


the open cultural street meet

May 4th - 9th, 2019
open culture office - Berlin, Germany


Sep 21, 2018



Sep 21, 2017
#defyhatenow Social Media #PeaceJam 2017


#defyhatenow Workshop

Nov 7-8, 2016 in Berlin



Sep 21, 2017


#defyhatenow introductory workshop

Apr 25, 2015 in Juba, South Sudan
"Identifying, Mapping and Developing Mitigation Strategies against Social Media Hate Speech and Directed Online Incitement to Violence." >> Report (pdf)


#DoDevDif - Doing Development Differently

Jan 22, 2015 in Berlin, Germany
How could development be done differently to increase opportunities for open innovation, knowledge sharing and strategies to best utilize available tools. More information here


RSS #DeepDive: Prof. Leben Nelson Moro

July 17, 2014 in Berlin, Germany
In-depth presentation on the economic situation in South Sudan



June 12-21, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Subtle Technologies Festival 

May 20-31, 2014 in Toronto, Canada
Panel Discussion on Critical State Making


Social Media Week Berlin

September 23-27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany
Host to 2 keynote speakers



May 4-5, 2013 in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan


UNESCO WSIS+10 Review 

February 25-27,  2013 in Paris, France
Special Study: The Future of Open Systems Solutions, Now



December 11-13, 2012 in Juba, South Sudan


Social Media Week

September 24-28, 2012 in Berlin
Giving Voices to the Voiceless’ (de) feat. Annette Weber (SWP) and H.E. Ambassador Sitona Abdalla Osman (South Sudan)


Juba - the World's First Open Source City? #OSJUBA

June 21-22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany


CIRCUM / POLARITY + C_plexus Solaris

February 29, 2012 in Berlin, Germany
Art, Culture and open Technology in the changing Arctic

CMMA2021 – Conference on Migration & Media Awarness

October 28 @ 9:00 am - October 30 @ 6:00 pm

The #MMN team is invited to participate in the CMMA2021 conference in following panel discussions/ workshops

I. Thursday, 28 October 
17:00 – 18:10

Tracking EU Migration Funding in Africa
Where does it go, with what impact
and who decides?

II. Saturday, 30 October
10:05 – 11:30 AM

Countering Disinformation Through Media Literacy
With the presentation of the Council of Europe Study
“Media Literacy for all.
Supporting marginalized groups through
community media’ Report“



Arpil 28th, 2021 online

#FriEntPBF2021 "Social Media & Peacebuilding: Challenges & Opportunities"


by GIG (Global Innovation Gathering)
10th &11th of December 2020- ONLINE

#MMN's Thomas Kalunge, Benedictus Abgalom and Peter Nahr hosted a session about migration, technology, border control, and migration and technology in general. Due to the perceived or real increase in complexity of migration, governments are increasingly turning to emerge technologies for solutions.



Borders of fear meet up - FACING INVISIBLE BORDERS by disruptionlab.org
Wednesday 28 October 2020, 19:00 – 22:00
at ACUD Macht Neu

Warming up to our 21st conference BORDERS OF FEAR: Migration, Security & Control - An evening with Thomas Kalunge of the Migrant Media Network – an immersion into the journey of a potential migrant to Germany using design thinking.


DW_Online Conference
Displacement and Dialogue

Oct 5th-16th, 2020 online

a virtual conference on communication, engagement and accountability in displacement crises.


DW - Conference
Beyond the crisis

communication, engagement and accountability in forced migration settings
Deutsche Welle

Oct 17th-18th, 2019 in Bonn, Germany

Migrant Media Network presentation

re:publica 19

May 06-08, 2019 in Berlin, Germany


Innovation Communities

Open Situation Room „Mitdenken: Deutschlands Engagement im Sahel“

Dec 11th 2018 in Berlin, Germany
German Foereign Office (AA)



Social Media Conference 

June 28-29, 2918 in Kampala, Uganda


International Tech4Dev Conference

June 27-29, 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: Voices of the Global South


FriEnt PeaceBuilding Forum

June 13-14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Online and offline polarization – the impact of social media on peace, and how to turn the tide


HATE NEWS Conference

May 25-26, 2018 in Berlin, Germany
Manipulators, Trolls and Influencers


re:publica 18

May 02-04, 2018 in Berlin, Germany
No women, no web - Digital skills trainings in fragile contexts

#ASKotec: an emergeny field kit for Access to Skills and Knowledge



Apr 13-15, 2018 in Kumasi, Ghana

Africa Open Science and Hardware Summit 


re:publica 17

May 08-10, 2017 in Berlin, Germany
Creating organizations of/for the commons
Social Media and Conflict: How to mitigate online hate speech that fuels violence?


Summit of Critical Maiking 

Aug 10-Sep 20, 2015 in Yogiakarta, Indonesia


re:publica 14

May 05-07, 2014 in Berlin, Germany
#DefyHateNow – Mobilising Action Against Violence in South Sudan



November 4 – 8, 2013 in Kigali, Rwanda
#OSWARRAP: Open systems strategies linking FOSS & open knowledge to strengthen agriculture in Warrap State, South Sudan
> View the presentation (Slideshare)


Werkleitz Anniversary Festival: Utopien vermeiden

October 12-27, 2013 in Halle/Saale, Germany
Dancing on my Life


Urban Knights

October 01, 2013 in Berlin, Germany
What it means to actively apply open source methodologies to support the development of new capital city infrastructures in South Sudan


Wireless Summit

October 04, 2013 in Berlin, Germany


Umweltforum Berlin 

October 05, 2013 in Berlin, Germany


Open Knowledge Conference / OKCon

September 18, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland
#OSSOL: Open Systems Solutions for Peace and Sustainability
Presentation by Steven Kovats: Open Systems Solutins. Now!


Cellsbutton Conference

June 17-24, 2013 in Jakarta+Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Hactive Open Systems 


Art after Social Media 

June 05-08, 2013 in Shanghai, China

Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Money


Hybrid City 2013 

May 23-25, 2013 in Athens, Greece
Subtle rEvolutions


Freitagsfrühstück im Supermarkt: May Edition

May 10, 2013 in Berlin, Germany
Community-based media production in South Sudan


re:publica 13 

May 6-8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany
(h)activating OPEN ICT4D



May 3 – 5, 2013 in Buffalo, USA


HexagramCIAM Syncretic 

February 22 – 24, 2013 in Montreal, Canada
Brilliant City, CivicBright



January 19-20, 2013 in Hong Kong

WIKITOPIA – Open Sourcing a new Country (video)


DAESAV Ethiopia Conference

Panel discussion: Entrepreneurship as key for social innovation?


Marseille – European Capital of Culture

Zanzibar Project Residency


NewThinking Summit

November 15-16, 2012 in Berlin, Germany
Open Strategies


Of Massaging Mind & Media 

April 27, 2012 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
> Documentation video


MacEwan University Lectures Series

March 20, 2012 in Edmonton, Canada
Talking North: Art, Technology, Community


SUPERMARKT Free Culture final event 

January 26, 2012  in Berlin, Germany
Free Culture Incubator #12

DW - Conference
Beyond the crisis
communication, engagement and accountability in forced migration settings
Deutsche Welle

Oct 17th-18th, 2019 in Bonn, Germany

Migrant Media Network presentation

DW_Online Conference
Displacement and Dialogue
a virtual conference on communication, engagement and accountability in displacement crises.

Oct 5th-16th, 2020 online