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!
John Bior Ajang Garang
Peacebuilder and activist