#ASKotec: an emergency field kit for Access to Skills and Knowledge

#ASKotec; the 'Access to to Skills and Knowledge Open Tech Emergency Case' is a resource kit for community trainers, created for mobile field-use where there is neither easy power nor internet connectivity in low-infrastructure regions or rural areas. Intended as ‘Open Tech for Good’, #ASKotec was created through a series of hub development workshops by a community of young innovators intent on bringing skills training and peacebuilding together in the effort to end the South Sudan conflict.

Timm Wille

I am an Open Source Hardware and Circular Economy activist and renewable engergy engineer from Berlin, Germany. Sharing knowledge and hands-on skills on #OpenTech  and sustainable transformation is my mission and passion since 2013 when I joined the Open Source Ecology movement. Runinng events, talks, workshops and founding initiatives as well as working in the field in South Sudan and Uganda led me to become a trainer and organizer for Open Source Ecology Germany and beyond. I started to research and develope methodes for Open Process Documentation and toolboxes like #ASKotec (Access to Skills and Knowledge open tech emergency case) to shape an innovative and #sustainable future on a global scale. I see sharing knowledge as a form of true democracy and empowerment for the future solutions we need.

Abdulmalik Adam

Based in Lanet, Nakuru_Kenya, Adam is running a local open hardware and production space - the ASKlab. Having participated in a number of icebauhaus and r0g_agency led open tech and hub development workshops in East Africa, Adam helped develop the Open Learning Guide #OLG with the former South Sudanese jHUB community. He was one of the key 'architects' of the' # ASKotec; Access to Skills and Knowledge Open Tech Emergency Case, a hands-on resource, tools and repair kits currently being tested in the field, primarily in South Sudan and refugee settlements in Northern Uganda. Tweet him @ malikcomfort85

John Bior Ajang Garang

I am the founder of Ataka Hub South Sudan a community based youths lead organization in Bor, South Sudan, currently in partnership with Berlin-based r0g_agency for open culture on the #ASKnet initiative. Helping to counter online incitement to violence in South Sudan I engage myself as a community trainer running youth and peace campaigns off and online throughout my home state of Jonglei. I am also a self-trained solar engineer and DIY advocate - skills and interests i started to learn at the Juba #peacehackcamp in 2015. Since then i participated in open hardware skills workshops as part of the jHUB pioneers community through which I helped develop #ASKotec, the "Access to Skills and Knowledge - Open Technologies Emergency Case" and this year we have introduce eatbchss, this is a peer to peer  block chain cash that we use to feed helpless mothers and orphans in the community of which I hope to share during re:publica this year and inspire others. I have a dream of making South Sudan a country where all communities come together to work for peace and this can be achieved when I associate myself with a united community like GIG! I love peace and I believe one day there is going to be peace in South Sudan. I’m @Biorology!