Newsletter: Summer 2021

Dear friends,

As we head into summer,  we’d like to share a few of our highlights and milestones with you.

We are also looking for feedback from you, asking you to vote on the redesign of our logo below!

Looking ahead to events in the coming months, we will soon be launching the #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide for Ethiopia, a comprehensive, peacebuilding resource that will for the first time ever be available in Amharic, as well asEnglish. Stay tuned for that!  
 #MMN will also be hosting a workshop in August in Berlin.  

If you’d like more information as this and other events as they approach, follow us on social media. Links to the platforms are listed below.  

Some recent highlights:

The r0g_agency’s logo redesign

Here at the r0g_agency we felt the time had come to redesign our logo to better represent our organization and give it a fresher look.

Our graphic designer Heike has come up with three designs that we feel would further strengthen our mission. Help us choose one!  We would love to hear what you think of them. 

You can see the designs and vote anonymously on your favorite one here

#defyhatenow Cameroon 

As part of #defyhatenow Cameroon’s #art4peace project, Cameroonian Spoken Word artist Mac Alunge is creating the #OneAfrica series.

This series focuses on mitigating hate speech and online incitement to violence and promoting peace and social cohesion through art.

You can stream the video of  
W O R D S on YouTube.

#MMN in The Gambia

We are excited to announce that the #MMN Migrant Media Network project has expanded and is now active in The Gambia.

The program launched at the end of April 2021 and has received great media coverage and excitement in the communities.

We are glad to be joining the conversations on regular and irregular migration in The Gambia and hope to make a positive impact with our program.  

You can find out more information about this program here

#MMN in Ghana

After launching the updated #MMN Migrant Media Network Field Guide kit in Ghana this spring, a workshop was held in Accra in June to formally introduce the project and the kit.

The event was attended by key figures active in migration and entrepreneurial work in Ghana and garnered positive media attention.   

#MMN is committed to providing Ghanians with reliable information 
regarding migration and the skills needed to make informed decisions. 

Media Architecture Biennale  

 #ASKnet2021 is off to a great start! One of our #ASKnet hubs, YEF (Youth Empowerment Foundation), is participating in the Media Architecture Biennale 2021, currently taking place online. 

YEF is an innovation hub that works in the communities of Adjumani and the Pagirinya refugee settlement in Uganda.

Their submission, the #ROSHOP, is a responsible open source modular building prototype that uses collaborative digital tools and platforms. The #ROSHOP modular house is designed to be used as a community space for people to meet, connect, interact, and receive training and counseling.

Strategic Advisory Board

The r0g_agency is proud to announce the creation of a strategic advisory board (StAB).

The StAB is a way of welcoming outside voices who can bring their unique expertise to the table and can give insights and feedback into our work and help us think about how to expand our reach and impact.

The members were selected from across industries and geographic regions relevant to r0g_programs.  

You can learn more about the board members here.

Wishing everyone a lovely and safe summer. 
Your r0g_team

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