This new Congolese non-profit organization gathers the most talented Congolese youth of the Kivus I have worked with since 2010 to provide reliable logistics in the DRC. Marakuja was created in 2015 and draws on 5 years of experience of international researchers and more than 100 Congolese youth. The organization specializes on data collection in the conflict zone, but works across the country with a large number of international donors, which includes research in the field as well as inside the administration. Furthermore, Marakuja is co-organizing a concert at the Carnegie Hall (New York) on November 23rd 2016, together with Latin American Chamber music society to promote Congolese culture.
With a team of European film makers and social scientists specialized in the Congo, I am co-directing a documentary of the day to day life of humanitarian/development aid in the Kivus, the relationships that emerge with Congolese, and how expatriates and Congolese deal with them to live with this new economy.
Images from fieldwork