Build Peace 2015 - Peace through Technology: By Whom, For Whom?
The second Build Peace conference will take place on April 25 and 26, 2015 in the world's last divided capital city: Nicosia, Cyprus. We hope you can join us!
A place for peacebuilders and technologists to come together.
Technology is altering how we engage with the world, offering new avenues for social change. Build Peace 2014 at the MIT Media Lab explored how information and communications technologies, games, networking platforms and other tools can enhance the impact of a broad range of peacebuilding, social cohesion and peace advocacy initiatives.
"Could there be an IP range, for the Internet of Things, dedicated to peace through peaceful means?"
Sanjana Hattotuwa, keynote speaker at Build Peace 2014, reflects on the future of technology in peacebuilding.
“The working session, “Creating Complex Information Systems” was a standout because it reminded me of the multi-dimensional nature of information sharing in and among communities in conflict and/or challenging circumstances.”
Kate Cummings reflects on her experience at Build Peace 2014.
"Technology is not a magic bullet in this space, it’s a tool, and we have to figure out what we want to use it for and how we want to use it."
Ethan Zuckerman gives a keynote at Build Peace 2014.