Technology at Scale Can Lessen Violent Conflict by Bridging Global Divisions


On February 4, 2016, over 300 peacebuilders, technologists, engineers, policymakers, and thought leaders gathered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in order to better understand and explore ways to achieve "More, Better, Faster" and #scalepeacetech

In this report, produced by Gopal Ratnam, discover what it means in practical terms to pioneer a peacetech industry through empowering local peacebuilders with freely available tools, data, expertise, and connections to public-private partners:

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Entrepreneurs Hunt for 'Peace Tech' to Defuse Conflict

As technology advances rapidly around the world, what does that mean for conflict? Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and one of the "fathers of the Internet," and Jane Holl Lute, a former U.N. Peacekeeping and U.S. Government Official, took on that question at the U.S. Institute of Peace last week.

From September 18-19, 2014, PeaceTech Lab held its first PeaceTech Summit. The two-day event consisted of presentations and discussions on the strategic uses of technologies applicable to the challenges of peacebuilding, drawing on insights from engineering, current technology and related fields. The Summit involved speakers like Vint Cerf,  U.S. Science Envoy and founder of Engineers Without Borders Bernard Amadei, Sisi Ni Amani founder Rachel Brown, and was chaired by former National Security Council Advisor Stephen J. Hadley.

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