Repair – Reuse – Upcycle … the essence of the ‘right to repair’! Mathew Lubari

Time: Monday, October 3rd, 2022, 6pm 
Location: r0g_agency office

Knobelsdorffstr. 22

14059 Berlin

Community Creativity For Development (CC4D) was founded in August 2019 by a group of three South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda. Richard Maliamungu, Edina Dawa and Mathew Lubari – all professionals who recognised the need to enact repair, reuse and maintenance of electronics in their refugee community.  With a practice of implementing digital literacy programs in conjunction with peer to peer repairs and maintenance of household electronics, CC4D addresses the issue of e-waste while protecting the environment from carbon emission and landfills. Using minimal and frugal available resources to create self-reliance for sustainable development, CC4D includes initiatives  aimed at women’s inclusion in repair culture to foster empowerment and create new models of sustainable income generation in their community. 

Image credits: Levi Dedi / CC4D

Mathew is Co-Founder & Executive Director of CC4D, and holds a Diploma in Information Technology (IT) from the  International University of East Africa (Kampala). He has been a participant in r0g_agency’s #ASKnet program since 2018, and is featured in the initiative’s Open Training Guide. On October 3rd, 2022 Mathew will introduce the essence of repair culture in a region where circular economy is not a theory, but everyday essential practice.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the ReStart project and the great collaboraton with the FixFest Brussels in facilitating Mathew’s travel to Europe.

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