Discussion on digital Peacebuilding, Berlin,Germany
Reception and discussion on digital Peacebuilding in South Sudan
Tuesday, Oct 23,
We hosted a two hours discussion with our two South Sudanese youth advocates /peacebuilders John Jaldak and Nelson Kwaje @ _r0g / agency for open culture and critical transformation office in Berlin.
The discussion centered on the state of peace in South Sudan and among the South Sudanese refugees and diaspora communities in Kenya and Uganda.
Our audience of German and international policy makers/South Sudan experts had the chance to listen to the perspective of our two guest speakers
John Jaldak work has been mostly focused on creating youth led approaches to peace building and inter-communal dialogues in Rhino camp refugee settlement in Northern Uganda. The settlement is one of the largest in Uganda and hosts over 127,000 refugees, a big number of those are South Sudanese who fled the recent conflict in South Sudan.
Through @Youth Social Advocacy Team (YSAT), John and his team were able to train over 250 local peace ambassadors who work on creating awareness on GBV prevention, community dialogue, co-existence and hate speech mitigation.
Nelson Kwaje has been mostly working with South Sudanese diaspora groups in Kenya and among urban refugees in Sudan and Uganda. As the lead digital media trainer for #defyhatenow he worked with many civil society partners in creating awareness on the digital media use for impact and peacebuilding .
Recently his focus has been on crating trust among communities through the developing frameworks for sharing verifiable and accurate information.