r0g_agency’s initiatives form the conceptual cornerstone of its work in applying the power and possibilities provided by open systems solutions in addressing the challenges posed by post-conflict transition and rapid societal transformation. These include establishing innovative strategies for open development, creating forums for dialogue, research and exchange, with an aim at realization and implementation of the initiatives with partner organizations, networks and civil society at large.

Our projects and initiatives align within one of the three categories:

 

Here is an overview of our past and ongoing initiatives and projects:

Solar.mini

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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Open Learning Guide

Dowenload as PDF The Open Learning Guide 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 to create a media lab has its roots in the Kapital Movie Industry Corporation (KMIC) collective, an independent group of young designers, film makers,…

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Wikipedia Peace Sprints

Wikipedia Peace Sprints Open Knowledge literacy training A ‘Wikipedia sprint’ or ‘wikisprint’ format introduces participants to the many resources that comprise Wikipedia, the world’s largest collaborative knowledge base. Running the sprint as a literacy and internet training project addresses a number of key skills including researching, writing, editing – and doing this together as team…

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#defyhatenow Field Guide

#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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ASKotec

#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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Innovation Hubs

In a joint project since August of 2015 until December 2016, r0g_agency and icebauhaus supported the implementation of a community-based media training centre in Juba, South Sudan. The initiative to create a media lab or hub stemmed from the Kapital Movie Industry Corporation (KMIC) collective, an independent group of young designers, film makers, IT professionals and artists who…

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ojoVoz

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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Open Hardware Guide

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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#PeaceHackCamp

#PeaceHackCamp The South Sudan #PeaceHackCamp is an inter-communal peace-building project aimed at media literacy training and networking with people from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, literacy levels, including those with informal education, self-taught skills and people displaced by conflict. Initiated by a group of dedicated South Sudanese students, IT and media professionals, #PeaceHackCamp addressed how to make…

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#defyhatenow

Raising awareness of and develop means to mitigate social media based hate speech, conflict rhetoric and online incitement to violence #defyhatenow is an urgent community peacebuilding, training and conflict reconciliation project aiming to strengthen the voices and support the actions of peace & youth oriented civil society organisations in South Sudan. #defyhatenow seeks to support…

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