Evenings Get Together

Every evening during the #PeaceHackCamp, we will gather at the Aggrey Jaden Culture Centre.

Check the evening programme out and join us!

Monday 30th November 2015

18:00 – 21:00 #PeaceHackCamp Meet & Greet for all participants
Welcome by Ras Lojuron Jaden, founder of Aggrey Jaden Cultural Center
Special guest performance Ni Sisi ‘it’s us’ a youth peace anthem penned to help stem violence in the run-up to Kenya’s elections, by Calvince Ochieng (Kibera)

Tuesday 1st December 2015

18.00 – 19.30 South Sudan Peacebuilder Pecha Kucha* hosts Kapital / Aggrey Jaden
featuring leading South Sudanese innovators including:

  • Youth Peacemaker Network (Whitaker Peace Foundation) David Dagu
  • UNESCO Youth Mobile Apps Project with Lydia Gachungi
  • CNHPR Peace Mobilizers with Peter Kuot
  • Confident Children out of Conflict
  • INTERNEWS, Rafiq Copeland
  • Planting for Peace, Deng Koor (Wau)
  • Sawa Shabab – Dut Peter

19.30 – 21.00 Aggrey Jaden Lion Band with Cesar Mayen, Bosco, Asef Kafi, Madit Acamrap

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

18:30 – 21:00 Acts for Peace Concerts and tree tagging

3 Days to Empower Women

Throughout the whole #PeaceHackCamp, a dedicated Holistic Women’s Empowerment workshop will take place led by Kudzai M. Mubaiwa, a guest from Zimbabwe. The three-day workshop embraces technology, peacebuilding and economic empowerment for women of all ages:

The Holistic Women’s Empowerment Workshop uses participatory activities that seek to inspire, motivate and educate women for their entire well-being. The workshop assists women in finding common ground appealing to personal and community aspirations and enables women to see the greater good by merging enterprise development, digital tools and community peacebuilding aspects into one.

Drawing on women’s ability to build communities by recognizing their skills, acquiring new skills and teaching others to enable empowerment and build networks in their communities. Using new media and social technologies, there is a focus on sharing role models and discussing examples from the participants, to facilitate group dynamics and economic development as essential aspects of peacebuilding. Everything in the workshop will be replicable in the women’s own spaces and communities. Mechanisms for tracking progress and staying accountable are included.

All activities will take place at the Women’s Union, starting at 1 pm and ending at 5 pm:

Holistic Women's Empowerment Workshop Sched.

Check out the schedule for details!

The #PeaceHackCamp Starts Today!

The #PeaceHackCamp is officially starting today. Here are the details to guide you in today’s activities. Sign in the schedule to tell us you are coming!

Daytime Venue: Central Equatoria Women’s Union (Hai Neem)

12:00 pm #PeaceHackCamp Doors Open: Tea and Snack welcome featuring the Bright Star dancers!

1:00 pm Official Opening: introductory remarks by Lagu Stephen Samuel (#PeaceHackCamp director), Deborah Ensor (Chief of Staff, Internews South Sudan), Ambassador Johannes Lehne (Federal Republic of Germany), Ambassador Mary Catherine Phee (United States of America), Live song performance ‘Crying for Peace’, directed by Otim Francis, Hon. Minister Rebecca Joshua Okwaci (Telecommunications and Postal Services, Republic of South Sudan)

2:00 pm ICT & Video Activism graduates Mbisimo Emmanuel and Evelyne Otto presenting:

  • video ‘Where is Peace’ (10 min), directed by Emmanuel Lobijo;
  • poem ‘Good Sanitation’ by Galea Jennifer;
  • poem Hungry for Peace’ by John Bior Ajang.

(Learn more about the artists)

3:00-5:30 pm Democratic Peace Forum

The Democratic Peace Forum brings ambassadors, representatives of fairly stable African Countries such as Kenya, Ghana, (post-genocide) Rwanda, Tanzania and stakeholders from South Sudan for a dialogue on what favours peace and stability in those countries. Chaired by Prof. Nelson Leben Moro, the panel will seek to answer some of these questions: Are there social and cultural factors that help support peace? How do people perceive peace in post-conflict countries where stability has been achieved? What is, and how does good governance secure stability?

Chair: Prof. Leben Nelson Moro, moderation: Edmund Yakani (CEPO)
Panellists: Martin Restrepo (Colombia), Fr. J. Ukumu (Uganda), Aphrodice Mutangana (Rwanda), Elvis Chi Nwosu (Norway)

6:00 – 9:00 pm Evening activities at the Aggrey Jaden Cultural Center

Activities during the #PeaceHackCamp, day 0, at the Aggrey Jaden Culture Centre. Image by K. Lado
Activities during the #PeaceHackCamp, day 0, at the Aggrey Jaden Culture Centre. Image by K. Lado

(Find even more details on the schedule!)

Getting the #PeaceHackCamp message out

Held on 17 Nov 2015, the press conference gathered a range of journalists from mainstream and citizen media to introduce them to the idea of hacking for peace.

The press conference opened with a welcome by Kapital Movie’s public relations officer, Akwero Lily. Former and current graduates followed with their ICT stories. Also, staff from the Aggrey Jaden Cultural Center joined: as you have certainly seen it on our schedule, all #PeaceHackCamp evening gatherings happen at the Aggrey Jaden Center. Kapital Movie’s executive director, Lagu Stephen, then detailed the upcoming program.

Couldn’t attend our press conference? Here are the highlights!