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egk - #OS SOUTH SUDAN Open Systems Strategies for Peace, Innovation and Development - Clemens Lerche


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Ethio-German Konnect 2013 in Addis Ababa

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egk - #OS SOUTH SUDAN Open Systems Strategies for Peace, Innovation and Development - Clemens Lerche

  1. 1. #OS SOUTH SUDAN Open Systems Strategies for Peace, Innovation and Development Ethio-German Konnect (#EGK13), November 11, 2013 Clemens Lerche, r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH Berlin „For knowledge, too, itself is power.“ „Wissen ist Macht“ #OSJUBA / #OSBACK / #OSWARRAP follow@cle50000 Francis Bacon
  2. 2. Popular Examples „Linux powers 98% of the world’s super computers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and tens of millions of Android mobile phones“ Linux Foundation wikipedia amharic about linux
  3. 3. to create Open Systems Solutions, in terms of methodology, depend on or require ... • open input by all stakeholders and affected citizens, including outsiders with innovative ideas • participatory governance and decision-making for the final outcome • accumulated knowledge to be put in a knowledge commons for future use and remixing in other projects (in this case: based on the P2P Foundation’s requirements for open urbanism)
  4. 4. using Open Source Models ... • based on free & public domain tools, licences, information and methodologies • enable opportunity - sharing skills & experience • collaboration and empowerment • create 'space' for exchange and sustainability • allow for accountability, transparency and participation
  5. 5. Open Systems incorporate and collate different types of basic ‘open’ elements including, among others: • Open Source Software (FOSS, Linux) • Open Hardware / Appropriate Technology • Open Data / Open Government • Open Platforms / Crowdsourcing • Open Access / creative commons (CC) • Open Educational Resources (OER) • Data Mobility / Device Journalism • Open Innovation / Design / Urbanism • iHubs, Fablabs & 'maker' spaces
  6. 6. comprehensive methodologies, tools, materials, techniques ... innovative operating system DIY... DIWO (do it with others) AT - Appropriate Technologies meta-recycling ... up-cycling
  7. 7. Open Source Models - as Space and Place - create 'space' for exchange, dialogue and collaboration - enable opportunity, innovation, exploration - enable cross-disciplinary peer based capacity building - open and active nodes in a global community (i.e. fablabs, iHubs) - based on free & public domain tools, licences, methodologies - create open resources, knowledge bases, exchange potentials - stimulate new forms of sustainable entrepreneurship celebrate getting together !
  8. 8. building & creating local economies
  9. 9. Open Systems Recommendations 1. Enable Access - public use and lowering barriers of access to technology. 2. Develop Open Systems criteria and vocabulary - better understanding & rapid implementation of comprehensive solutions. 3. Recognize Open Systems as long-term sustainability priorities - in the context of addressing UN's goals for development 4. Education of the Educators - about and via OER - including media literacy in elementary education into and through Open Systems. 5. Support small scale, independent or user defined ‘Open’ incubators - highlighting the interconnectivity, create comprehensive Open Systems Solutions. 6. Foster creation of Open Knowledge Commons - including FOSS, OER, Open Data, Open Hardware & related processes, methodologies
  10. 10. Open Sourcing South Sudan? considering open systems solutions as: • generators of knowledge, capacity building and citizen empowerment • gateways to quality education, resources and economic development • fostering dialogue between citizens, communities and governments • tools of social interaction and participation • fostering transparency, accountability and sustainability across sectors
  11. 11. #OSJUBA Open Systems for South Sudan initiatives include ... #OSWARRAP Open Systems Strategy for Peace and Development #OSBACK South Sudan Open Source Server Backbone #ArchitectureofPeace Open Urbanism and the Post Conflict City #jLAB Virtual Academy and Open Innovation Lab
  12. 12. developing a comprehensive ‘open systems strategy’ ... Governor Nyandeng Malek Dielic of Warrap State In supporting open sytems, she sees the linkages between climate change and the many dimensions of equitable development, security and growth presenting both "a crisis that must be tackled and an opportunity that must be seized."
  13. 13. #OSWARRAP • 94% of South Sudan’s population practices agro- pastoralism (agriculture & livestock for prestige and an income generating activity), quote CEPO • The biggest challenge is cattle rustling • Mobile penetration is good in warrap’s capital Kuajok (Gemtel, MTN, Vivacell, Zain); but not good or not available in other counties • Conflict mapping and open data • Introduction of OjoVoz mobile technology (non-text base interface, easy use) help farming and pastoralist communities create their own 'shareable memory' resources or knowledge base • Mobile Cinemas displayed in various cattle camps across warrap state (CEPO/Kapital Movies, in process)
  14. 14. Pan-African reboot Africa with OS, just like #OSJUBA add bottum-up movement to top-down policies for every African challenge there is a OS solution if not, invent it yourself, by remixing or revising old and new African knowledge (= innovation) include diaspora OS knowledge in your strategy
  15. 15. #OS SOUTH SUDAN Open Systems Strategies for Peace, Innovation and Development Ethio-German Konnect (#EGK13), November 11, 2013 Ameseginalehu Clemens Lerche 543a3502 r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH Berlin follow@cle50000