Lagu Stephen Samuel Longa is the founding executive director of KAPITAL and jHUB. He is currently in his final year of study, pursuing Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Juba. He is also a self-taught motion graphics designer/ videographer, with supplementary training in professional graphic design and media from Fujairah Media Academy, UAE. He is passionate about serial entrepreneurship and dreams of using his experience to mentor and inculcate entrepreneurial mindsets in South Sudanese youths. He views creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem for youths and underprivileged groups as a means of building a sustainable opportunity for livelihoods and economic growth, thus reducing their vulnerability to participating in violence and armed conflict. As part of this dream, through KAPITAL/ jHUB initiatives, Lagu built the capacity of several hundreds of youths in South Sudan through KAPITAL Academy and jHUB. As part of his drive, Lagu has been in developing and curating inter-communal peace-building and entrepreneurial events in South Sudan, notably, he was the event and project director of South Sudan #peacehackcamp 2015, a global entrepreneurial and intercultural peace building that got exported and adapted by countries like Colombia, South America.
Lagu has been a speaker at several public events notably the ‘Youth in Africa’ conference convened by the German Ministry of Economic Development and International Cooperation (BMZ) in Berlin. The Global Innovation Gathering at the Re:public; and many more in the East African regions.
She is a peace and socio- economic development activist. Once a journalist known for stories on peace, development, human rights, health and education now a convert inspired to venture into practical innovation, technological and entrepreneurial development of South Sudan.Academic background in Mass Communication and a special personal bias to development communication. She is currently a writer publishing on Medium, motivational speaker and strategist for development through communication and media (both social and the mainstream). Fan and practical analyst of how everything impacts on development, a constructive critique of books, social life and everything that counts for development be it Knowledge, innovations, health, Agriculture, etc.
Personal motto; ‘dream? let’s make it happen.’
Glad to be a part of this history making generation of South Sudan.
Bakahika Bruno is a 25 years old Ugandan, passionately working at KAPITAL, a community interest based organisation advocating for Knowledge, Afro-invennovation, Peace, Information, Technology, Agroveterinary, and Liberal health . Bakahika is a graduate from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, and has pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Drama and Film, and majored in film. Bakahika is passionate about using media, film, theater to educate and transform the war torn communities in South Sudan. His key interest lies in adventures, looking at how new innovation and invention can have positive impact on lives of communities in Africa and as such he has dedicated his time to train emerging South Sudanese from the art of film-making; writing, acting, directing, camera and documentary making. For him dealing with his peers, interacting with them, motivating them in telling their own stories is his vision and dreams.