In 2016, icebauhaus continued its collaboration with partners KAPITAL (Juba, South Sudan) and r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation (Berlin, Germany) to further explore formats of community building in the South Sudanese media sector and to strengthen the jHUB community oriented media lab established through the previous year’s project “Step Up Juba Media Lab“. In spite of the outbreak and intensification of armed conflict in South Sudan as of July 2016, which amongst other things resulted in a large exodus of refugees from the country, jHUB was able to rely on its international network of partners to flexibly reorganise the six workshop units on organisational development and media competencies, originally intended to take place on-site in Juba to now have been successfully completed in neighbouring East-African countries. We like to thank our short notice workshop hosts and network partners iceaddis (Ethiopia), m:lab (Kenya), kLab (Rwanda) and Hive Colab (Uganda) for stepping up.
The topics of training, consultancy and collaboration included:
- Business Model & Legal Identity
- Public Relations
- Knowledge Management
- Free & Open Source Office Software
- Radio Production
- Hardware Upcycling & Repair
The Let’s Go Juba Media Lab project was generously funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.