Kapital Movie presents the 1st South Sudan #PeaceHackCamp in Juba

Kapital Movie presents the 1st South Sudan #PeaceHackCamp in Juba

  • Open media literacy training for inter-communal peacebuilding in South Sudan
  • Peacebuilder app code-a-thon, youth innovation ‘barcamp’, workshops, concerts
  • Takes place Juba, Monday November 30 – Wednesday Dec 02, 2015
  • Preliminary program & details https://peacehackcamp2015.wordpress.com
  • Free of charge – all members of the public are invited to participate

Think Different. Take Action. Hack for Peace!

#PeaceHackCamp is the first international Open ICT4D (ICT for Development), media and peacebuilding event in South Sudan, initiated by Kapital Movie (KMIC), a group of dedicated young South Sudanese media innovators, advocates and students. #PeaceHackCamp is presented in collaboration with the Central Equatoria Women’s Union (CEWU, South Sudan) and the Aggrey Jaden Cultural Center (South Sudan).

Lagu Stephen, director at Kapital Movie: “We invite kids, teachers, trainees, youths of all ages, and all people, with all skill levels and educational backgrounds from anywhere in South Sudan and beyond to join us for the #PeaceHackCamp.”

A unique opportunity for people in South Sudan to network with peer innovation communities from other African innovation labs, experience hands-on knowledge sharing and exchange good practices from local peacebuilding initiatives. The event will showcase IT and media literacy projects for inter-communal peacebuilding across South Sudan, DIY hardware making, run a peacebuilder app code-a-thon amongst others. Cultural sessions including music and dance round up an inspirational 3 day event.

“Hacking means finding new and innovative solutions: in hacking peace, where peace is elusive, we want to help re-open the window of opportunity in the world’s newest country for a peaceful, just and prosperous future,” Lagu Stephen says.

Including a high level panel discussion about possible ways towards peace and stability chaired by Professor Leben Nelson Moro (University of Juba), the #PeaceHackCamp will be different to the usual conference format. Visitors are invited to participate and collaborate during the event, in workshops taking place in the format of a “barcamp”.

The organizers believe that peace in South Sudan is possible and needs the ongoing involvement from people of all sectors of society, specifically on the community level.

Preliminary program and details: https://peacehackcamp2015.wordpress.com

Social media channels

#PeaceHackCamp
w: peacehackcamp2015.wordpress.com
f: facebook.com/events/898992440186445/
t: #PeaceHackCamp #PHCjuba

Kapital Movie
w: http://kapitalmovie.net/
fb: https://www.facebook.com/kapitalmovie.net
t: @KapitalMovie

Press conference

A press conference will be held to present the #PeaceHackCamp concept and programme. Event partners and curators will also be on hand for more detailed information. Local, national and international journalists are invited to join.

Venue: Juba Civic Engagement Center 
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Organizers and Partners

#PeaceHackCamp is a project run by Kapital Movie Industry Corporation (KMIC), Juba, South Sudan, a community interest based, non-profit organization formed in 2011. #Peacehackcamp is organized in collaboration with the Central Equatoria Women’s Union (CEWU, Juba), Aggrey Jaden Cultural Center (Juba), icebauhaus e.V. (Germany) and r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH (Germany).

Program partners: UNESCO, Youth Peacemaker Network, CityCom Technologies

Funding & Supporters

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Internews South Sudan USAID / iStream small grants programme for South Sudanese media organisations (April 2015 – March 2016).

‘Youth and Innovation barcamp’ supported by the German Federal Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through its programme of “Support for Media, Access to Information and Freedom of Expression.”

Programmes on mitigating social media hate speech and online incitement to violence form part of the #defyhatenow initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office through the IfA – zivik Programme for Civic Conflict Resolution.

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PRESS CONTACT

Lagu Stephen Samuel
Executive director at Kapital Movie
phone: +211 (0) 955011011
+211 (0) 955022022
e-mail: press@kapitalmovie.net

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