Posts tagged technology
Mobile Technology and the Peacebuilding Reboot

Public Diplomacy Magazine

With the advent of new technology and dissemination methods that reach nearly every corner of the globe, the face of peacebuilding is changing rapidly. In 2014, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) launched the PeaceTech Lab, an independent organization dedicated to harnessing the power of data, technology, and media for conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

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Mapping Early Warning and Early Response Systems in one Nigerian state

Build Up

Anyone who follows events in Nigeria understands that the conflict environment is complex. Extremist violence affects the northeastern part of the country and increasingly the Middle Belt as well. In the Niger Delta, conflict dynamics are complicated by economic interests and community demands related to oil extraction. Across Nigeria, inter-communal conflicts are fueled by access to resources and complicated by issues of ethnic or religious identity.

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Engineering the Peace

PE Magazine

Engineering is often thought of in terms of inanimate objects, like bridges, iPhones, and space shuttles. But the field actually has a very human side, offering solutions to human problems. So explained C.D. (Dan) Mote, president of the National Academy of Engineering, at the PeaceTech Summit in September.

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Technology for Women Countering Violent Extremism

United States Institute of Peace

Have you ever wondered how using a cell phone could counter hateful words or actions? Consider the example of Sisi Ni Amani in Kenya, dedicated to both traditional and new ways of communicating about preventing violence in Kenya, and established by a forward thinking woman who was trying to affect change through easily accessible technology.

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Kelly Hoyetechnology, gender, CVE