No Ordinary


PeaceTech Lab works for individuals and communities affected by conflict, using technology, media, and data to accelerate local peacebuilding efforts. An independent non-profit organization, the Lab’s mission is to save lives through earlier warnings and smarter responses to violence. 


We start by challenging the perception of conflict zones as voids, recognizing that today’s reality is more than just violence: it’s innovation hubs and hackerspaces. It’s cell phones charging and airtime selling. It’s social media revealing vast amounts of human sentiment-- the DNA of conflict-- and it’s right at our fingertips.



Sheldon Himelfarb, CEO

"For the first time in human history, people have the ability to send images, video, information, & money around the globe with a push of a button."