Convene
for Radical Collaboration

Conflict is about complex human dynamics -- which are often culturally specific. This means that effective technology solutions require deep local knowledge – of the conflict, the geography and the technology environment.

PeaceTech Lab will harness the power of cross-discipline and cross-generational collaboration among conflict management professionals, the tech sector, academia, and government.

The PeaceTech Lab will be a model of radical collaboration – across disciplines, across technologies, and across generations. 


Peacetech Fellows
 

The PeaceTech Lab will house a number of experts from conflict zones around the world, both in (a) technology platforms that have particular relevance to conflict management, and (b) conflict issues that have a technical or scientific component, or have a history of being addressed through technology-based interventions.

Young Engineers PRogram

University seniors and graduate students will be brought into the Lab on 6-month stints so that we can ensure inter-generational collaboration. 

Connect
For Speed and Agility

Speed matters in preventing and managing conflicts, and the probability of reaching nonviolent solutions instead of military ones are highest in what ‘s called the “early gestation phase” of a conflict.

 So, the  Lab will be a data hub, having partnerships with social media and big data companies to develop tools for early warning, decision-making, collaboration, and evaluation.

The PeaceTech Lab will allow people to be more effective in their work by connecting them to conflict zones via innovative and immersive communication technologies. 


OSRx

OSRx uses new methods of data collection, analysis, and visualization to improve peacebuilders’ decision-making and collaboration capabilities. We are looking for partners and data contributors. 

Build
For Local Adoption

Unlike many tech developers, PeaceTech Lab is focused on building solutions for environments where violent conflicts occur, which are often low-bandwidth, power-deprived, and dangerous. Right now, too much peacetech gets build without intimate knowledge of local constraints

The PeaceTech Lab will be a place where thinkers and doers can envision, prototype, and produce new technology concepts to be used in the field, such as mobile applications, mapping software, and new communication tools.

PeaceTech Lab will look for gaps that can be filled by adapting and mashing up off-the-shelf consumer tech for local consumption. 


Corporate Membership

Corporate members will receive a number of benefits for their membership in the PeaceTech Lab:

  • Access to hard-to-acquire data on markets and conflicts
  • Look at exciting young engineering talent, especially from emerging markets
  • A chance to reward high-performing employees with short-term stints at the Lab
  • Look at innovative technology being created in the lab and in use abroad
  • Access to 300,000–500,000 visitors coming to USIP each year
  • Halo effect of participation in peacebuilding

Inspire
A Global Industry

How do we realize the potential impact of peacetech? Our belief is that we need to scale this work to have a real impact. We need to go beyond pilot projects, and inspire a global peacetech industry. 

Creating such an industry begins, like any other: identifying critical needs and buyers willing to pay for the products and services that meet these needs. 

 PeaceTech Lab will inspire an industry of peacetech entrepreneurs who innovate and build products that both save lives and invite private sector investment.


Incubator Program and Grants

The Lab will work to mentor, fund and incubate global technology entrepreneurs who are creating technology products that have a peacebuilding focus.