The Bureau of International Crisis was proud to be part of this international conference and happy to share its ideas about the use of new technologies in the peacebuilding field. Since we created the Bureau in March 2015, the conference was our first international meeting. We took this opportunity to officially start our activities and present our organization of crisis resolution to the peacebuilding community. The welcome was amazing and now we feel stronger and more confident.
The chance we had to share our work was more than just a presence in a conference. It was our privilege to be able to travel to Cyprus and have those moments of sharing. Build Peace should not be about us, about those who were present but more about all the peacemakers living in conflicted regions who had not even had the chance to hear about the conference. This is a real issue, how to make people living a crisis part of their own peacebuilding processes?Read more
The Bureau of International Crisis is developing an IT tool, the Amygdala System with one objective: to give people living in conflicted regions the possibility to be involved in their own peace processes. The Amygdala is one of the promising new ideas that were presented at the conference.
However, we hope that it was not just about presenting tools but making of the Build Peace conference one of the first steps to find means and then apply them wherever needed. The Bureau of International Crisis wants to make that call and urge the peacebuilding community to work hard to be sure that peace won’t remain a privilege shared by an elite. We have to involve all the parties, to give a role to everyone. In that prospect, the Amygdala System is an ambitious project, we need the implication of all to turn it into an efficient peacebuilding tool. The Bureau wants to meet with experts and professionals to work and share more ideas. We hope that the Build Peace conference was the start for real connections.
We would like to thank the conference organizers for giving us the chance to have a stand and connect with professionals. Let’s work hard and develop more ideas to build concrete peace.