Originally from Yei, South Sudan, artist and media activist Jaiksana was forced to move to the Rhino Camp refugee settlement, Uganda in 2016. There he founded Platform Africa, a community-based organization engaged to reach young refugees through the power of media, education, and technology to foster equitable, informed, and resilient societies. Formerly as a lead correspondent in r0g_agency’s #defyhatenow initiative Jaiksana has built a practice around social media literacy, trauma, and hate speech mitigation, as well as training open hardware skills, having helped develop #ASKotec – the Access to Skills and Knowledge open tech emergency kit. In all his work, sound art and music are closely intertwined, with Jaiksana releasing a number of successful songs, videos, and podcasts reflecting his peacebuilding mission.
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