Building peace in the minds of men and women

Global MIL Week 2019 Feature Conference

Jaiksana Jackson Soro

Executive Director, Platform Africa

Founder of the O-Space Innovation Hub in Yei, South Sudan, was forced to move to the Rhino Camp refugee settlement, Uganda due to armed conflicts 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 - now expanding to the fragile transformation regions of Yei in South Sudan. As a lead #defyhatenow correspondent, Jaiksana has been running workshops on social media literacy, trauma and hate speech mitigation. He's also an open hardware skills trainer, having helped develop #ASKotec – a hands-on technical resource and repair kit for community trainers, created for mobile field-use where there is limited access to power and internet connectivity.