The EAMLab 2017 was aimed at introducing new formats of collaboration between African media centres and local media professionals and to promote constructive and peaceful media work. The participants of this program are supported to advance their professionalization and to introduce their own interests and
backgrounds into new contexts and locations. The EAMLab is focused on peer-learning and open and free media technologies. In this context, participants and their host organizations are encouraged to approach issues of media, peace, art and culture in creative, experimental and interdisciplinary ways through digital means. The critical and reflective examination of political and social challenges is of particular interest to the EAMLab. Thus, creative discourse and sensitive exchange of ideas and perspectives is at the center of the collaboration work. The promotion of peace and dialogue is inseparable from media and technology
in the work of the EAMLab.
In 2018 we will open up the program to some regions in South-East-Asia and will focus on a south-south exchange. For the upcoming project of the South-South-MediaLab Collaboration (SSMLab) we focus on examples and actions in the field of rural-urban collaboration and peace building.
The EAMLab is designed and implemented by icebauhaus (Germany) and iceaddis (Ethiopia) and supported by funding from the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Participants and host organisations 2017:
» Abdourahmane Diop (Senegal) hosted by blueMoon (Ethiopia)
» Setra Rakotomalala (Madagascar) hosted by kLAB (Rwanda)
» Helina Yigletu (Ethiopia) hosted by CDEA (Tanzania)
» Nebila Abdumelik (Ethiopia) hosted by Impact Hub Khartoum (Sudan)
» Bullen Chol (South Sudan) hosted by Andariya (Sudan)
» Omnia Shawkat Abbas (Sudan) hosted by Kweeta (Uganda)
» Marina Modi (South Sudan) hosted by Earuyan Solutions (Ethiopia)
» Taye Balugon (Nigeria/Kenya) hosted by Impact Hub Kigali (Rwanda)
» Princely Hope Glorious (Tanzania) hosted by Red Sea Cultural Foundation (Somaliland)
» Hamdi Ali (Somaliland) hosted by Impact Hub Kigali (Rwanda)