Some more open knowledge …
Countries are usually ranked as the 1st, 2nd or 3rd world. All bearing specific common strategics. If we keep the other people in darkness, mastering knowledge in secret, they will lag as we benefit from it financially but how does that help in building the community?
Open knowledge is knowledge that considers freedom to use, reuse, and redistribute without legal, social or technological restriction. Open knowledge is a set of principles and methodologies related to the production and distribution of how knowledge works in an open manner. Now that is something. So here is the argument, while why open knowledge be adopted in developing countries when there are the proprietaries. The community especially traditional/ tribal set ups have lived an open or communal kind of life since time immemorial. For those who have come to South Sudan before there is even an open parliament-where men sit in casual gatherings to discuss, contemplate or catch up with current affairs- say a social bar camp. plus other shared responsibilities; the relay of knowledge from one peer to another or generation to the other using oral methods.
This generation adopts a new format. Usually groups of peers meeting to assess their progress in life be it education, or any other thing the admiration from the media channels what new things are in the technology world from cars to computers the latest phones and what would work better for this country? The discontent in quality of services being rendered and the aspiration to search for solutions to these things- kind of like a story linking to the history of jubahub idea or as earlier know as kHUB from 2011. Some more open knowledge needed for the yearning brains to settle for.
All the innovations in the past have proved same thing in common they solve community issues, needs and wants. in the beginning it obviously no perfect but with time different versions are made and it just keeps getting awesome.A new idea, product or method of doing things.
During one of the community empowerment training our team traveled far to one of the camps hosting south Sudanese community in the mid districts of Uganda. to train open hardware and simple mechanic specialties( quite essential for the remote areas to make full use of resources and materials they do get)I got inspired by what I saw, the spirit vested by the youth in learning the new skills and the experience of doing some of these things by themselves for the first time, it was just amazing.
I would opt for open culture
The culture of openness and more openness and more openness. As the world lives in the waves of development today we all know that there is no fourth world in the world ranking of countries. If there is to be development at all costs it depends on the makers or the creative minds of the people and the well wishers supporting the initiative. So jubahub in South Sudan promoting open knowledge let alone the world of open culture and open knowledge universities getting their grip on the world for all this while.
Cost effectiveness in the cost of time, material plus other resources are cut when more than one gang up to do something. there are various adaptation and When a group of many gather to share the knowledge the cost of acquiring this knowledge is shared
Learning from peers as iron sharpens iron the good part of it is that when we train others it gives opportunity to develop new ideas or say ways of making it better.
United community chasing after common cause in the various projects and future activities.
Multiple project inspirations from the talents that are gathered in their various levels of interest and aspirations.
Networking and building this maker or same knowledge system where people get to know each other.
For a country less than 10 years, this belief if needed and should go practical on a wide scale if we are to catch up with the rest. when we look at the history of innovation we are doomed to believe other countries can make but have to rely on others to do the most and just buy. How about breaking the chain of holding back and thinking of the odd to develop something that actually sets the mind free.
Talk of collective responsibility, the world has done its best in getting things to be done by the community. Breakage of limits when we share ideas from one person to another then we build on
The interested people: there are people at all levels interested in learning new knowledge, skills, methodologies whether its for the sake of .
The untapped talent: sometimes there are those with ideas but need a little kick to inspire their visions and act.
Resources to learn from: the current generation passes to the next and if they need adjust the knowledge to something better that would.
Specialization in various fields or levels of production, we are all good in some levels or stages but might need the support of another brain in another stage.
It takes more than one person to build, no man is an island how about generating the affirmative power in other people within the community. How about putting it to use? “I got knowledge but can’t build a castle a lone without the help and support of sand mixer, the brick layer.”