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 have come together to help solve the acute post-independence social, political, educational and environmental challenges arising from 21 years of fought civil war.
Constituted as the ad-hoc ‘Kapital Virtual Academy’ which focused on self-directed training in film and video production, use of software and related technical systems and methodologies, the initial focus was on knowledge development through the creation of professional capacity building workshops and hands-on production. Addressing themes that define specific challenges, such as post-conflict national transformation and the building of an open, democratic, and socially just South Sudan, J-HUB’s mission was, through seminar and debates, to provide an open forum to discuss, identify and develop solutions to these challenges.
Documentation and insights on the initiation of a community-based media training center in South Sudan 2015
Published in 2016 by icebauhaus (CC-BY-SA).
Authors: Stephen Kovats, Lagu Stephen, Rafiq Copeland, Markos Lemma, Clemens Lerche, Jörn Schultz; Editorial coordinators: Jodi Rose, Tiemo Ehmke; Layout/graphic design: Oliver Gretscher; Photos: the project partners, Hakim George, Rafiq Copeland; jHUB Open Learning Guide design and layout by Adam Ferns.
New insights about the development of a grassroots media training centre in Juba, South Sudan, 2016.
Published in 2017 by icebauhaus (CC-BY-SA).
Authors: Stephen Kovats, Marina Modi, Timm Wille and project participants; Editorial coordinators: Jodi Rose, Tiemo Ehmke; Layout/ graphic design: Oliver Gretscher Photos by the project partners; Open Hardware Guide design and layout by Adam Ferns; jHUB Network Diagram by John Fass.
Step Up Juba was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through it’s programme “Support for Media, Access to Information and Freedom of Expression”.
to be continued...
Towards the end of 2017, the founding members of jHub relocated to other regions and – based on their experiences and professionalisation at j-HUB – founded new innovation hubs:
Emmanuel Lobijo Justine
Junub Open Space
Juba, South Sudan
Youths Empowerment Fdn. (YEF)
Adjumani, South Sudan
Yei, South Sudan
Community Link Association Nakuru (CLANos)