The NYU CIC 2021 Emerging Technologies in Peacebuilding and Prevention
Updated: Jan 19
Excite to join the #Data4Peace community for the upcoming' Emerging Technologies in Peacebuilding & Prevention Workshop'.
📣 I will hold a Lightning Talk on
📍 When ? December, 1st 2021. 2.55 PM NYC TIME
📍 Register: https://lnkd.in/dD_6ib7h
More about the event ?
This virtual workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss the current and future applications of emerging technologies in peacebuilding and learn from humanitarian actors and their experiences. The workshop will create a space for sharing both successes and failures, while envisioning together how to increase the use and impact of data and data-driven approaches in peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
About the Emerging Technologies in Peacebuilding and Prevention Virtual Workshop
As conflict and violence become increasingly complex, peacebuilding and prevention practitioners are searching for novel approaches to tackle the growing challenge. Emerging technologies and data science methods have been recognized as potential tools to tackle some of these challenges across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.
Humanitarian and peacebuilding work are carried out in similar contexts—in fragile countries, and with vulnerable populations. Similar settings bring similar challenges and responsibilities, which makes sharing lessons even more vital to this work. Humanitarian actors are often ahead in innovating and more advanced in their evaluation methodologies of using emerging technologies, avoiding the trap of techno-solutionism. Advanced analytics, machine learning, drones, 3D printing, blockchain, and virtual reality are just some of the methods that have already been transforming humanitarian assistance around the world.
Through efforts to work across the humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) triple nexus, many actors have already recognized linkages between their efforts and emphasized the need to work together to meet peoples’ needs more effectively, mitigate risks and vulnerabilities, and sustain peace. Exchanging those lessons in the field of emerging technologies is a natural part and the next step of these efforts.