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.
"There is a great need for conversations between capable conflict resolution workers and thoughtful technologists — hence this conference. Here are some of the things I think I learned.”
Jonathan Stray reflects on his 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.
How can we best design peacebuilding projects that utilize technology?
Chaired by Rachel Brown, Founder & CEO of Sisi Ni Amani, a panel at Build Peace 2014 explores some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when designing technologically-enabled peacebuilding projects, including determining what technology is needed in specific contexts, intended and unintended outcomes and wider ethical concerns.