PeaceTech Lab Africa
PeaceTech Lab Africa is the Lab's Nairobi-based office working to reduce violent conflict using technology, media, and data to accelerate and scale peacebuilding efforts.
Election Violence Prevention
PeaceTech Lab is partnering with Mercy Corps to implement the Kenya Election Violence Prevention and Response Program (KEVP). This initiative, funded by the US Department of State, is designed to mitigate the risk of election-related violence in the lead up to, during, and immediately following the Kenyan elections scheduled for August 8 of this year. Learn More.
PeaceTech Lab Africa works to provide a platform for youth voices through peacemedia. In South Sudan, the popular Sawa Shabab radio drama entering its fourth season engages listeners via social media and SMS on issues of co-existence, national identity, gender equality, youth empowerment and personal responsibility. In Nigeria, the Lab is partnering with Channels TV to create a Hausa-language news channel, aimed at youth aged 15-30. The Lab is also supporting the launch of the Channels TV media and journalism training academy in partnership with the International Center for Journalists and Code for Africa. Learn more.
In an effort to understand how online hate narratives fuel violence in South Sudan, PeaceTech Lab developed a Lexicon of Hate Speech Terms, combining cutting-edge social media analysis with in-country expertise to identify both the terms likely to incite violence, and their social and political context. The Lexicon also identifies alternative language that would mitigate the impact of this speech. Learn more.