Posts tagged peacetech
Profits of Peace

Worth Magazine

When the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, commonly known as ISIS, rolled into Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, in June 2014, the Iraqi soldiers garrisoned there dropped their guns, discarded their uniforms and fled. ISIS warriors seized abandoned weapons, including reportedly six American-supplied Black Hawk Helicopters, and piles of cash stored in banks.

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Mumbai's Slum Tech Girls Turn To Crowdfunding To Resurrect Their Coding Dream From Ashes


Dharavi is a locality in Mumbai, india, which hosts one of the largest slums in the world. Estimates vary but it is said to have between 700,000 and 1 million inhabitants. In this informal settlement, which is home to a multitude of businesses of every kind, fires and other disasters are common.

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Good Governance: A Driving Force for Peace in Fragile States


While it may seem that conflict is constantly bubbling up around the globe, there are scores of people working to keep tensions from boiling over on a daily basis. From creating paths for hostile governments to compromise over natural resources to implementing technology to gather data in conflict zones, there are real strides being made to maintain peace in conflict and “post-conflict” zones. No matter what the method or plan, however, all agree that before any method can efficiently work, good governance must be in play.

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Workshops ere Connecting Community Leaders in Conflict Zones With Tech Solutions

Huffington Post

Basra is just one of the places where the Washington, D.C.-based, government-funded United States Institute of Peace is hosting workshops, called PeaceTech Exchanges, through its PeaceTech Lab. The exchanges are intended to connect community peace builders in conflict zones -- activists, civic leaders and even government officials -- with accessible tech platforms and like-minded partners who can help them transform their ideas into reality.

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Welcome To PeaceTech, The Movement To Use Technology To End Violent Conflict And Extremism

Fast Company

Peacetech projects often tackle the typical drivers of conflict: inter-ethnic and inter-religious tensions, gender violence, and land disputes. "Most conflict today is about these local drivers," says Himelfarb. It's a matter of minority rights, corruption, authoritarian regimes. It's (addressing) these drivers which allow you to have a lasting peace and not lapse back into violence again."

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