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!)