With trust in institutions decreasing and economic outlooks uncertain, societal tensions are on the rise. Wherever there are conﬂicts and disputes, justice actors have a role to play. If they put people at the center, make government more open and accessible, they can reestablish trust and pave the way for recovery. This is why justice leaders need to discuss people-centered approaches for transforming justice systems and strengthening the social contract.
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.
To advance the access to people-centered justice dialogue, a group of local, national, and international CSOs have come together to organize a virtual meeting seeking to bring together paralegals and organizations that support paralegals from across Africa, AU representatives, policy makers and State officials to continue a continent-wide conversation on how we can work together to support and bolster the important work of community-based paralegals.
Join the October Data for Peace conversation to hear more about the results of the Ecological Threat Report 2021: Understanding ecological threats, resilience, and peace, recently published by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Join us this month to discuss different ways the peacebuilding and prevention community can use data and data-driven approaches for climate-conflict research, prediction, and prevention.
New York University’s Center on International Cooperation will be hosting a Data for Peace Discovery Day for mission-driven organizations in the peacebuilding and conflict field to advance their work through data and emerging technologies.
Data science methods can bring immense potential to support peacebuilding and humanitarian work. However, we must recognize that these methods come with an extreme risk to both the privacy and lives of vulnerable populations if the data is misused or used inappropriately. Although these risks exist across different contexts, the sensitive nature of conflict or violence affected areas uniquely exacerbates these challenges. In order to “do no harm,” we must be able to understand and tackle the technical and ethical issues of working with data about crisis-affected people.