The Ideas Box in the DRC's North Kivu region

The last week of November, LWB's Burundi country coordinator for the African Great Lakes Region, Benjamin Gausset, visited the displaced persons camp in the Goma and Masisi regions, which have been affected by internal conflicts for several years.

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This joint mission with the JRS organization aimed to assess the possibility for LWB to deploy an Ideas Box in the Province, thus helping more than one million people affected by the civil war.

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This was also an opportunity to meet international actors, including representatives from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) for the Masisi region, which has spoken about the importance of displaced and indigenous populations receiving access to libraries, knowledge, and new technology, which are the essential tools for constructing a better future than the one they are promised today.