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Does Your Technology Have a Conscience? Student Activism and the Conflict-Free Movement

Roxanne Rahnama is the Strategic Oversight and Resolutions Coordinator for the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative. This video shares her story about joining the conflict-free movement and highlights the importance of collaboration between activists and companies like Intel who are working to source clean minerals from Congo.

Pressure from consumers, students, and activists has spurred action within the electronics industry to clean up their supply chains. Companies like Intel are leading the way to ensure that their products do not contain minerals that originated in conflict areas in Congo. While much progress has been made in recent years, further action is needed in order for a truly conflict-free minerals trade to take root.

Roxanne Rahnama is the Strategic Oversight and Resolutions Coordinator for the Enough Project's Conflict-Free Campus Initiative. Roxanne is a senior at UC Berkeley, where she is pursuing a B.A. in Economics, a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy, and minoring in Global Poverty and Practice. At Berkeley, she founded and facilitates an undergraduate-run course on Natural Resource Conflicts and Corporate Social Responsibility. She first became involved in the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative after serving as a Raise Hope for Congo intern at the Enough Project in the summer of 2012.

TEDx: Capturing the Conflict Mineral Trade in DRC with Marcus Bleasdale

Enough Project Senior Fellow Marcus Bleasdale is a documentary photographer who uses his work to influence policy makers around the world. This TEDx talk was given by him on the topic of the price of modern technology and capturing the conflict mineral trade in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The price of modern technology: capturing conflict mineral trade in Democratic Republic of Congo - Marcus Bleasdale, Enough Project Senior Fellow

Marcus Bleasdale is a documentary photographer who uses his work to influence policy makers around the world. His work appears in National Geographic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME and his work on human rights and conflict has been shown at the US Senate, The US House of Representatives, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK. In this eye-opening talk, Marcus' photographs bear witness to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is fueled by conflict minerals to be used in everyday electronic devices.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Two Sudans: The Paths Forward

A panel conversation co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Harvard University Committee on African Studies. Featuring Enough Project Advisor Omer Ismail.

A panel conversation co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Harvard University Committee on African Studies.

David King, Harvard University with panelists:
Mariam Al-Mahdi, Umma Party
Alex de Waal, World Peace Foundation
Omer Ismail, Enough Project
Deng Majok Chol, Harvard Kennedy School

The original video is posted on the Carr Center's YouTube channel.

Bashir's Newest Victims in Darfur

In 2003, brutal attacks on Darfur's civilian population captured the world's attention, but attention has drifted away from the war-torn region, since violence in Darfur diminished in the mid 2000s. Still, the root causes of the conflict persist. This mini-documentary done in coordination with our partners at iAct features the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Omer Ismail speaking with displaced Darfuris and hearing their stories.

Bashir's Newest Victims in Darfur from i-ACT on Vimeo.

In 2003, brutal attacks on Darfur's civilian population captured the world's attention. By 2004, the US government had enough evidence to call the Sudanese government's campaign against its own people a genocide. Activists, politicians and the UN mobilized to try to respond. But the killing continued.

Attention has drifted away from the war-torn region, since violence in Darfur diminished in the mid 2000s. Still, the root causes of the conflict persist. In the first half of 2013, we've seen a resurgence. Hundreds of thousands of Darfuris have been displaced and many more have fled across the border to Chad.

Featuring the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Omer Ismail.

Produced and presented by: James Thacher and Gabriel Stauring for the Enough Project and i-ACT
Camera by James Thacher
Edited by James Thacher
Music: “Respiration” by Podington Bear

Kasper Agger on CCTV Africa: US Steps Up Bid to Find Joseph Kony

Uganda's military has welcomed a move by the United States to offer additional support to help in tracking wanted warlord Joseph Kony. The U.S is sending 150 Air Force Special Operations personnel and at least four advanced Osprey aircraft.

Uganda's military has welcomed a move by the United States to offer additional support to help in tracking wanted warlord Joseph Kony. The U.S is sending 150 Air Force Special Operations personnel and at least four advanced Osprey aircraft.

CES 2014: Keynote Address by Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO (Starts at 56m 55s)

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that its entire 2014 line of microprocessors would be conflict-free making them the first in the rare mineral-heavy industry to completely phase out conflict minerals in one of their products.

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that its entire 2014 line of microprocessors would be conflict-free making them the first in the rare mineral-heavy industry to completely phase out conflict minerals in one of their products.

VIDEO: Civil Society Voices in the Congo Peace Process

U.N. Special Envoy Mary Robinson told the New York Times that she always listens to taxi drivers. The Enough Project took to the streets of Goma in eastern Congo and asked motorcycle taxi drivers, activists, and civilians for their message to her about the peace process. The success of the peace process depends on the inclusion of Congolese civil society voices such as those represented in this video.

BACKGROUND: The war in eastern Congo that began in the early 1990s and continues to this day has resulted in approximately 5.4 million deaths since 1996 (IRC). Former Irish President Mary Robinson, now UN Special Envoy to Africa's Great Lakes Region, is charged with helping push Congo's peace process forward.

Root Causes of Violence in Jonglei, South Sudan

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A Sudanese government-backed rebellion led by former council official David Yau Yau is currently destabilizing Jonglei state, South Sudan. The Enough Project's Laura Heaton recently visited Jonglei to look into the root causes of the conflict. 

A Sudanese government-backed rebellion led by former council official David Yau Yau is currently destabilizing Jonglei state, South Sudan. The Enough Project's Laura Heaton recently visited Jonglei to look into the root causes of the conflict. 

Challenges in Hunt for the LRA

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Enough Project Field Researcher Kasper Agger recently embedded with the Ugandan Army as they pursue Joseph Kony and top LRA commanders across the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

Enough Project Field Researcher Kasper Agger recently embedded with the Ugandan Army to get a close-up view of the army’s efforts as they pursueJoseph Kony and remaining Lord's Resistance Army members across the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

SPLM-N Delegation in Washington

Enough Project Senior Policy Advisor Omer Ismail talks with officials of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement-North during their visit to Washington D.C.

Enough Project Senior Policy Advisor Omer Ismail talks with officials of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement-North during their visit to Washington D.C.

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