The Build Peace Database is a collection of peacebuilding projects that use technology or have a technological component. The data has been collected since November 2013 and is maintained regularly. All projects contained in the Database have been reviewed by the Build Peace team (see our methodology for more details) and the data is openly available upon request. Please email jen@howtobuildup.org for more information.

Online Projects

Global Projects

Title Description Technology function Organisation Project Location Details
Hatebase Hatebase was built to assist government agencies, NGOs, research organizations and other philanthropic individuals and groups use hate speech as a predictor for regional violence. Data gathering;
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The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention Online
Build Peace Database A project to gather and visualise peacebuilding projects that use technology. Data gathering;
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Build Up Online
Abraham Path Walking and cultural tourism route through the Middle East with online map and virtual experience. Data gathering;
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Abraham Path Middle East
PeaceTXT In 2011, CureViolence (formerly Ceasefire, a Chicago NGO working to reduce gun violence) began to use an sms-based early warning and response system as well sms mass campaigns for behavior change. In 2012, the model was copied by Sisi Ni Amani in Kenya. Sisi Ni Amani developed a set of conflict prevention sms that are sent out to broad list subscribers particularly around times perceived to be tense. Subscribers are at-risk youth. Data gathering;
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PopTech Kenya
Haiti Success Map The Wozo Ayiti mapping platform was built by Future Generations Haiti with funding from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Community Violence Reduction. Future Generations began its operations in Haiti in 2011 in search of examples of resilience and social change in post-earthquake Haiti seeking to create a greater understanding of local capacity in the country. Like all of the members of the global network of Future Generations, the Haiti chapter believes in community-based changed as a proven alternative path to international development. Data gathering;
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Future Generations Haiti Haiti
Uwiano Platform The UWIANO Platform for Peace, a Conflict Prevention and Response Initiative constituted and implemented by the National Steering Committee on Peace building and Conflict Management (NSC), National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Peace Net Kenya, UNDP Kenya and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) provides a platform for strengthening the coordination of efforts towards a peaceful and cohesive nation.The Platform is currently implementing the National Conflict Early Warning and Early Response System (NCEWERS) in collaboration with a wide range of state and non-state actors. It uses a web-based platform that receives SMS on incidents and peace messages. Data gathering;
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National Cohesion and Integration Commission Kenya
Citizen-based EWER System The FCE uses an events-data software program called FCEWARN for early warning. The unique feature of which is that it can be utilized to monitor conflicts at the micro level, especially at the village level. The software basically quantifies conflict and peace indicators to display them as descriptive statistics such as tables and graphs. The FCE combines this software with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software that visualizes spatial dimensions of conflict and peace indicators. The information fed into the software program is collected by the Foundations 37 field monitors operating in teh conflict zone. Data gathering;
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Foundation for Co-existence Sri Lanka
Zimbabwe Peace Project ZPP has community peace monitoring offices across the country. Peace monitors know about incidents via personal networks and are trained to monitor poltically motivated violence. ZPP monitors have been using SMS to document violations and are now shifting to a self-developed web-based platform where monitors download a monitoring form to smartphones and responses are sent via mobile internet. Data gathering Zimbabwe Peace Project Zimbabwe
MasterPeace MasterPeace is an international grassroots movement that inspires everyone around the world to use his or her talent and energy for building peace and togetherness. MasterPeace develops several attractive global peace-building initiatives such as ‘MasterPeace Clubs’, ‘MasterPeace Alchemist alive’, ‘MasterPeace in Concert’ and many other local initiatives using innovative campaigning, this platform, social media, local and global events and especially art and music to promote dialogue, development and disarmament as an engaging sustainable way to prevent armed conflict. Along with MasterPeace global and local initiatives, MasterPeace will organize the most heartwarming peace concert on the 21st of September 2014, the International Day of Peace, ‘MasterPeace in Concert’, where artists from all over the world will perform to fuel dialogue, celebrate diversity and at the same time focus the world’s attention on what we all share: the longing for a sustainable world with less armed conflicts. The concert will be an exclusive reward for people who actively supported peace-building activities in the years before the International Day of Peace 2014. Networking – management;
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MasterPeace Online
Crack in the Wall The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Palestinian Israeli organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict. Joint activities have shown that the reconciliation between individuals and nations is possible and it is this insight that they are trying to pass on to both sides of the conflict. Moreover, the PCFF has concluded that the process of reconciliation between nations is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable peace. The organization thus utilizes all resources available in education, public meetings and the media, to spread these ideas. The Crack in the Wall created by the Parents Circle Families Forum, is designed to provide a platform for conversation and engagement between Palestinians and Israelis using social platforms.On joining the facebook site in the wall, web users can connect through a forum which will have translation in Hebrew and Arabic. They can browse through targeted calls, Round Tables, covering diverse issues such as Education for Change, A common struggle , protest culture, Human Rights and Women. The Networking- alternative space Parents Circle – Family Forum Online
Peace on Facebook Shows trends in friendships on Facebook across country / religious / ideological lines. Data gathering;
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Facebook Online
Peace Dot PeaceDot is a volunteer run, distributed project, to create a peace sub-domain across the web. There are many ways you can participate. Create a Peace subdomain on your website. Join our Meetup Create a Peace Dot meetup in your community. Its mission is to make measurable peace, one web page at a time. Networking – management;
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Stanford Peace Innovation Lab Online
YaLa-Young Leaders YaLa-Young Leaders is a Facebook-based online Movement created by the Peres center for Peace and Yala Palestine in the objective of empowering young Middle Easterns to lead their generation to a better future. YaLaYL is a Facebook-based movement that contain more than 350,000 member from all the Arab world, Israel, the Mediterranean and international community, led by young adults, for young adults YalaYL encourage dialogue and engagement as means to secure a safe, productive and peaceful region, using the power of social networks, media and technology. Networking- alternative space;
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YaLa Palestine Middle East
Mapping the Worlds Friendships A Stanford graduate in International Relations, Mia Newmans research provided Data gathering;
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Facebook Stories Online
The Peace Factory The Peace Factory project began with a campaign on Facebook called Israel Loves Iran. It has since run a series of Facebook and offline marketing campaigns that aim to make peace viral. Communication – new narratives;
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The Peace Factory Middle East
Peace Maker Game PeaceMaker challenges you to succeed as a leader where others have failed. Experience the joy of bringing peace to the Middle East or the agony of plunging the region into disaster. PeaceMaker will test your skills, assumptions and prior knowledge. Play it and you will never read the news the same way again. Communication – new narratives Impact Games Middle East
Place Pulse Place Pulse quantitatively measures urban perception by crowdsourcing visual surveys to users around the globe. Cities are not just collections of demographics, but places that people experience. Urban environments are known to elicit strong evaluative responses [1], and there is evidence and theories [2] suggesting that these responses may affect criminal [3] and health [4-5] behaviors. Yet, we lack good quantitative data on the responses elicited by urban environments. Place Pulse is an effort to help collect quantitative data of urban perception to help advance these research efforts and open new avenues of research. Data gathering;
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MIT Media Lab Online
Reverse Riots Following the 2011 riots, negative perceptions towards Britains youth were amplified. The media coverage led to a view of British youth as ill-mannered and badly behaved, making no contribution to society. Through its past work, vInspired – launching its new Do Something initiative – knew that this was not the case, and tasked Unity with turning these perceptions on their head through a campaign called Reverse Riots.On the anniversary of the London riots, we turned the House of Reeves furniture store in Croydon into a positive visual demonstration by covering it in over 4,000 of the images that had been entered to the Reverse Riots campaign. Communication – new narratives;
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vInspired United Kingdom
Shoot Your Identity Identity has never been a side project at Search for Common Ground. The Lebanese iteration of our award-winning, multi-national television program The Team has dealt heavily with the concept of identity in a country with many intersecting ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and religious lines. But an innovative social media strategy surrounding The Team – Lebanon has given rise to a unique series of films that revolve around the main theme of identity. These documentaries are illuminating how the people of Lebanon are confronting what it means to be Lebanese. To take advantage of this two-way medium, we started a contest called “Shoot Your Identity” soliciting the country’s youth for short videos about themselves that would tell us and the audience of The Team what it means to be Lebanese and what identity means for them. Communication – new narratives Search for Common Ground Lebanon
The Team In its multi-nation, episodic drama The Team, Search for Common Ground has merged the global appeal of soccer/football* with soap opera to help transform social attitudes and diminish violent behavior in countries grappling with deeply rooted conflict. The television series addresses the very real divisive issues facing societies in a dozen African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries, using sport as a unifier to surmount barriers. Each production of The Team follows the characters on a football team who must overcome their differences – be they cultural, ethnic, religious, tribal, racial or socio-economic – in order to work together to win the game. Communication – new narratives Search for Common Ground Global
Connect Program Since 2003, the Connect Program has linked students from over 100 universities in 27 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Europe and North America. Through Soliya’s online videoconferencing application, the program allows students to connect to a global community of peers, engage in facilitated, sustained and substantive dialogue, and build respectful relationships across national, cultural, religious and ideological boundaries. Communication – new narratives;
Networking- alternative space
Soliya Middle East
Civil Media Soliya has connected thousands of diverse young adults across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Europe and North America as a result of our Connect Program. Through our Fellowship program, we have identified some of the best & brightest from this pool along with an exceptional group of young adults active in civil society around the world. We are working with them to collaboratively develop new models for sharing constructive and underrepresented voices across divisions based identity and ideology, and catalyze civil conversations online between them about their differences. We believe that in the coming years this community will grow and develop to become a powerful force for promoting more Civil Media. Communication – new narratives;
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Soliya Online
Unsung Peace Heroes After the general elections of December 2007 violence sparked all over Kenya. Neighbours turned on neighbours and friends became enemies. But not everyone succumbed to the madness in those dark hours.There were people who, during moments of crisis and violence, risked their own lives to save members of other communities. During the post election period many Kenyans reached out to neighbours or to those in camps, to give a helping hand. Youth peace initiatives, peace marches and symbolic acts have sprung up around the country to restore the damage done and create positive change.We want to set those UNSUNG PEACE HEROES in the spotlight. Data gathering;
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Media Focus on Africa Foundation Kenya
Building Bridges Building Bridges is a campaign to encourage, map and connect peace initiatives in Kenya.The 2010 Peace award has finished sucessfully with 600+ initiatives registered and great winners and runners up. We are very grateful to all of you who took part. Keep up your great initiatives and build more bridges for peace in Kenya! This platform will continue with all the projects connecting and encouraging more peace initiatives in Kenya. Communication – info sharing;
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Media Focus on Africa Foundation Kenya
Peace Building Map This interactive map compiles the shared knowledge of the wider peacebuilding community on the holistic patterns of conflict risk and the locations of peacebuilding actors working to address those risk factors. It shows data from a range of participating initiatives. The map can be searched by indicator, sub-indicator, state, Local Government Area, and time range. Analytical tools allow for comparisons and trends. Any findings should be considered as suggestive, not conclusive, and should be corroborated with other methods. Trainings on how to use the tool will be available. Bulletins based on an analysis of this data can be viewed at http://www.p4p-nigerdelta.org/conflict-bulletins Data viz;
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Partners for Peace in the Niger Delta Nigeria
Nuba Reports The reporting team and the Nuba Reports website were created to draw international attention to the increasingly urgent and underreported humanitarian situation, human rights violations and violence in the remote region closed off by the Sudanese government. It is still illegal for both national and international journalists to report on the rebellion in the Nuba Mountains.Nuba Reports has become a crucial source of information for NGOs and advocacy groups as well as international news outlets that seek to tell the story. The team has directly and indirectly helped create content published in outlets such as CNN, BBC, France 24, Al Jazeera The New York Times, Reuters, the Associated Press, Time, and many others. Data gathering;
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Nuba Reports Sudan
Peace in Focus Peace in Focus – a global non-profit organization – trains youth from underserved and post-conflict communities to be creative peacebuilders and leaders using photography and new media tools. Networking – management;
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Peace in Focus Liberia
Groundviews Groundviews is a citizens journalism website based in Sri Lanka. The site uses a range of genres and media to highlight alternative perspectives on governance, human rights, the arts and literature, peace-building and other issues. Data gathering;
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Groundviews Sri Lanka
PeaceTube The PeaceTube Project connects people from different countries and cultures, especially those in conflict, thus creating a basis for tolerance and dialogue.If we peek over the borders that separate us, we are sure to find more in common than in contrast.What would you do if you had the chance to make a difference? Data gathering;
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PeaceTube Online
Cultural Shock Cultural Shock is a mobile app that allows young people from Europe, one immigrant and one native European, to propose travel missions to discover the immigrant’s country of origin. The participants work to complete their missions and try new experiences within the game’s guidelines. The app allows you to vote for your favorite candidates and track their journey through videos, maps and social networking. The most popular contestants can be a part of the Cultural Shock reality television show. Communication – new narratives;
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Zenit Arti Audiovisive Italy
Haki 2 Haki II is a game for Android phones targeted at Kenyan youth to help them feel empowered in a time of turmoil for their nation. The game uses quizzes and puzzles to educate Kenyans about their country while promoting peace and minimizing negative influences. Communication – new narratives;
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Afroes Kenya
Code4Peace Code4Peace is a new project of the World Peace Through Technology Organization. Code4Peace will serve as a global portal for the creation and distribution of peace software, showcasing new tools and solutions, as well as hosting discussions and collaborations. Code4Peace aims to bring programmers and peace workers together to create practical and valuable tools that can be used by people around the world, using the power of software to help create peace. Networking – management;
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World Peace Through Technology Online
Salam Shabab Salam Shabab is a reality TV show and an online community for Iraqi youth. On television, Iraqi youth from across the country compete to become national champions – the “Ambassadors of Peace.” Online, Iraqi teens can connect with other youth in Iraq and throughout the world as members of the Salam Shabab social network community. They can express who they are and say what they think about building peace in Iraq. Salam Shabab is a way for the next generation of Iraqi leaders to have their voices heard.The mission of Salam Shabab is to build the foundations for peace by empowering Iraqi youth to be confident, responsible and participatory citizens of their society. Communication – new narratives;
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Salam Shabab Iraq
People Power People Power is about politics, about strategy and about social change. As a leader of a popular movement you fight against tough adversaries who control the police, the army and bureaucracy, even the media. The only weapon in your hand is your strategic skill and ingenuity.People Power is more than a game. It is an opportunity to join a community of others who want to learn about civil resistance and nonviolent strategies. Everyone can design scenarios and post them on the scenario page, available to the whole community. With this first edition, you are invited to participate in our Open Beta phase of development. Play the game, then send us your comments, suggestions, and criticism. You will become part of the team, working to improve the game and make it more useful to more players. On our Forum, you can exchange ideas with other players and scenario writers. Communication – new narratives International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Online
Videoletters Designed to further reconciliation among people from the former Yugoslavia who had once been friends and who had been separated and even alienated by the bloody nationalist conflict. The idea was simple: someone who had lost touch with, say, a childhood friend or a lifelong neighbor from a different ethnic group was invited to record a message. The directors then traced and showed the video letter to the “lost” friend, who was usually eager to reply. In most cases, the exchange resulted in an emotional reunion. Networking- alternative space Videoletters Online
Dream and Achieve Afghanistan Dream & Achieve, (Fekr wa Tallosh) was produced and aired in Afghanistan in 2009, where it became the #1 surprise hit of the season, watched by over 7 million Afghan viewers. After obtaining financial support from key private sector partners, including the national bank and main telecom operator, the series launched a national outreach process for thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs across the country. Top contestants were then filmed as they launched their ventures. The series winner was a plastic recycler from Kandahar whose plant is powered by renewable energy, and the runner-up was a young woman who started a successful jam and pickling business employing hundreds of widows and refugees. Contestants ranged from ex-warlords to small-holder farmers to young female students. We partnered with universities, banks, SME organizations, and microfinance institutions, to develop tailored support for contestants. Viewers learned about access to finance, marketing strategy, business plan development, and more importantly — that they themselves can rebuild their country. The show turned the spotlight in Afghanistan to an alternative development paradigm — spreading the belief that it is Afghan entrepreneurs who will ultimately make the long-lasting change their country needs. Communication – new narratives Bamyan Media Afghanistan
El Mashrou3 The Project (El Mashrou3, pronounced El Mashrou-a), is Egypts first reality-TV competition for and about young business and social entrepreneurs. The show will air in December 2013.The Communication – new narratives Bamyan Media Egypt
Negotiation and Reconciliation Table Over the past few years, we have been investigating how technologies, and in particular tabletop interfaces, can be designed to foster collaboration. One of our most interesting experiences has been working in the field of peace education with Israeli-Jewish and Palestinian-Arab adolescent boys by designing and assessing a tabletop application called Narration Negotiation and Reconciliation Table (NNR Table). The NNR-Table is a 3-user application for two participants and a moderator whose aim is to support the participants as they compose a shared narration. The central design concept is that certain kinds of action should be deliberately supported as individual contributions and others should be joint, thereby linking the intention of an action to its form. In particular for all novel contributed material and for insertion of points of disagreement (see below), there is a precise individual responsibility. We exploit the unique capabilities of a specific device, the DiamondTouch, to implement this concept. DiamonTouch [Dietz, 2001] is a multi-touch input technology that supports multiple, simultaneous users and it can distinguish who is touching the surface and where it has been touched. A similar approach may be extended to different types of devices such as smartphones or tablets. Data viz;
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University of Haifa Israel
ISIS-WICCE Map Research is the backbone of Isis-WICCE which it uses generate information to defend the rights of the vulnerable women and girls, and denouncing violence against women as well as engaging states and non state actors to stop the abuses. Since 1996, Isis-WICCE has documented women’s experiences of armed conflict as a tool for advocacy, social justice and women’s empowerment, to ensure respect for human rights and achievement of sustainable peace. PeaceGeeks has worked with ISIS-Wicce in mapping incidents of human rights violations, including gender based violence and child marriage. Data gathering;
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Peace Geeks Online
National Capital Advisors EW System National Capital Advisors is a Canadian-based consultancy working on a grant from the Ford Foundation. They work with grassroots non-profit organizations in Indonesia to help these groups get tools they need to document conflict-related issue connected to the use and management of natural resources.The ProjectOur role is to work with an Indonesian IT organization based in Jakarta to help them architect and develop an effective solution for collecting reports about incidents of conflict and violence, and producing actionable reporting that will help local organizations to better mobilize towards reducing the threat of conflict related. Data gathering;
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Peace Geeks Indonesia
Satellite Sentinel Project From 300 miles in the sky, the imagery seems indecipherable. But up close, the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, is looking for clues. Researchers on the ground ask questions to try to get closer. SSP finds out the facts, and monitors what is really going on in Sudan. Satellites imagery uncovers evidence of alleged atrocities. Stories that alleged war criminals do not want told. Then SSP sounds the alarm. The world is watching because you are watching. Data gathering;
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Enough Project Sudan
Conflict Map This site aims to help shed light on wars and other armed conflicts around the globe. It contains summary information, links to more resources, and, most importantly, continuously updated lists of relevant news articles. We hope to make it easier to learn where wars are happening, who is involved, and what is going on right now, especially for smaller conflicts that may not be well covered in large media outlets. For those with a specific interest in conflicts, we hope to make it easier to follow the large volume of news in this field. Data viz;
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Conflict Map Online
Aymta Aymta calculates the time that the missile needs to reach its target. This is determined by experts/activists who see the SCUD with their eyes.The targeted locations are analyzed using the missile, by the place that the rocket launched from , the type of the missile and the geographical location.After adding an attack record to the system, the SCUD appears on the information map Data gathering;
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Tech for Freedom Syrian Arab Republic
Community safety network In Georgia, 16 conflict-affected communities in the region of Shida Kartli use Elva to track security incidents in their area and to map infrastructure issues that pose a threat to their livelihood. They also use Elva to request assistance in emergency situations.The project, set up by conflict transformation organisation Saferworld and social research think tank the Caucasus Research Resource Centers, has resulted in building increased trust between communities and local security providers and has helped to inform decision makers in Tbilisi about the communities needs. Data gathering;
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Elva Georgia
Pre-election monitoring in Georgia Georgias parliamentary elections of 1 October 2012 were the most competitive and contested in the countrys history. To contribute to a free and fair pre-election process, local organisations CRRC and CIPDD mobilised 300 citizen reporters throughout Georgia to monitor the campaign environment and to report pre-election incidents in their district. The citizens eyewitness reports provide a powerful insight in the developments leading up to Georgias first peaceful transition of power. Data gathering;
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Elva Georgia
Entrepreneuring Peace Changemakers Mobilisation – engagement Ashoka Changemakers Online
Just Vision Just Vision generates awareness and support for Palestinians and Israelis who pursue freedom, dignity, security and peace using nonviolent means. We tell their under-documented stories through our award-winning films and educational tools that undermine stereotypes, inspire commitment and galvanize action. Just Vision conducts targeted, sustained public education campaigns for Palestinian, Israeli and American audiences, amplifying the courageous efforts of ordinary people who act when government officials fail to do so. Our goal is to contribute to fostering peace and an end to the occupation by rendering Palestinian and Israeli nonviolence leaders more visible, valued and effective in their efforts. Communication – new narratives Just Vision Middle East
Voix des Kivus Voix des Kivus provides a technology to populations in South Kivu that lets them post accounts of events that affect their daily lives, from disease outbreaks and crop failures to population movements and conflict incidents. For participating communities it provides a system for creating histories, archiving testimonies, and communicating with the rest of the world. The information that is gathered can form an important resource to researchers and practitioners working in the region, providing a tool to learn more about the situation on-the-ground in difficult-to-access areas. Data gathering;
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Columbia University Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
DebateGraph DebateGraph allows individuals and communities to learn about, visualize, deliberate, and decide on complex issues through structured dialogue. Building a map involves breaking down the subject into ideas, figuring out the relationships between those ideas, and finally, expressing the ideas and relationships visually. As members raise issues, suggest positions, and advance supportive or opposing arguments, each map of a conflict is constantly evolving in light of new ideas and arguments, and forms part of an accumulating graph of structured understanding across a growing range of topics. Through this transparent process, members gain deeper insight and understanding of new and familiar concerns, positions, and interests, and the intersection of seemingly different issues. To date, primarily policy makers, diplomats, and media organizations covering conflicts have applied the approach. The tool is freely available for use in any conflict context. Data gathering;
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DebateGraph Online
Agreedis Agreedis is a platform for compromise. It enables people to work together to build and agree on compromise solutions to todays major problems. Anyone can post a problem and then engage the community to work together to find a solution the majority can accept.The goal is not only to foster compromise solutions among people who disagree, but also to demonstrate that how people label themselves does not define them — and that they have a lot more in common than they expected with people who label themselves very differently. Mobilisation – engagement Agreedis Online
Pre-election monitoring in Somalia Participatory polling is quickly gaining ground as an effective way to consult the general public on policy related issues. The idea is that, by actively involving local actors and stakeholders in the design of questionnaires, survey results will more easily translate into a concrete contributions within the policy making process. In Somalia, Interpeace has become interested in participatory polling because of its potential to contribute to anevidence-based decision-making process, whilst at the same time changing conflict dynamics through dialogue.
Elva is used to conduct a crowdsourced opinion poll using SMS and online questionnaires. Results are automatically visualized onto a pre-designed chorophlet heatmap and a number of interactive charts.
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Interpeace Somalia
Peace Revolution Peace Revolution offers is an international youth project which promotes meditation as a peace-building tool. Peace Revolution offers a free online platform, and 42 day Self-Development Program for users from around the world to practice and explore meditation as a tool of creating inner peace through the PIPO slogan Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Change! Mobilisation – engagement World Peace Initiative Foundation Global
Global Nonviolence Database This is a project to gather and share descriptions of current and earlier nonviolent direction actions from around the world. The schema is based on the 198 types of nonviolent action as defined by Dr. Gene Sharp from his 1973 book: “The Politics of Nonviolent Action” He is at the Albert Einstein Institute in Cambridge, MA.(http://aeinsein.org) The database is at: http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu. This is a project of Swarthmore College, including Peace and Conflict Studies, the Peace Collection, and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Data gathering;
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Swarthmore College United States
Civil Resistance 2.0 Project This is a crowd source research project gathering examples of nonviolent direct actions and campaigns from around the world. The idea was hatched in response to the Occupy Wall Street movement. The criteria is based on Dr. Gene Sharps 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action and is slanted toward the use of social media, Web, digital technology, humor and creativity. Data gathering;
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University of Washington United States
mahallae Mahallae is a meeting space for people who want to make a positive change in their communities. A digital neighbourhood for civic engagement to help users find inspiration, resources, and partnerships to help make their community a better place. Networking – management;
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UNDP Cyprus Cyprus
MEET (Middle East Education through Technology) Recently mentioned by President Obama as an example of how innovation is reshaping the Middle East, MEET is an innovative educational program bringing together the next generation of Israeli and Palestinian young leaders to take action towards creating positive economic, social and political change in their communities. To achieve this goal, MEET has been working in partnership with MIT, Google, HP and others to bring together excelling youth around a top tier technology and leadership program where they learn to work together, build a common social and professional network, and launch initiatives that impact their communities. The three-year program takes place entirely in the region (Jerusalem and Nazareth), and after graduation alumni scale up their impact through our Alumni Network and MEET Venture Lab. See more from WIRED, President Obama & MIT President Reif in the links below. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-06/12/meet-israel-palestine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Networking- alternative space;
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MEET Middle East
Shared Words SharedWords is an on-line language-learning game, part of the SharedWords project aimed at learners of Greek and Turkish. It takes common words shared by both languages and uses the learners existing knowledge of Greek or Turkish to make language learning easier and more fun. It also changes players perceptions of language-learning by eliminating psychological obstacles to the concept of the foreign language. Players learn about the pronunciation of each word, its etymology (linguistic origins) and cultural context. Networking- alternative space Spyros Armosti & Nuri Silay Cyprus
Nicosia is Calling Nicosia is Calling is an online game geared towards children aged 8-14, but which is also suitable for adults who want to travel through time! The game uses a map of the old city of Nicosia within the Venetian walls and invites players to embark on a virtual journey and learn about the multicultural histories of Nicosia through fun and interactive digital exploration. Players discover the rich diversity of the citys cultural heritage and are encouraged to imagine the city in the future as unified. Networking- alternative space;
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Association for Historical Dialogue & Research Cyprus
The Power of Sport The Power of Sport is a series of five short animated films accompanied by learning modules and a facilitator’s guide. The films illustrate how sport can be used as a tool for peace-building and shares the methodologies adopted by PeacePlayers International (PPI) in its work in Cyprus and elsewhere. They can be used by organisations and coaches looking to use sport as a tool for conflict transformation. The learning modules are targeted towards young people aged between 14 and 20. To learn more about how to structure a facilitating session around these videos please review The Facilitators Guide to The Power of Sport. Mobilisation – engagement Peace Players International – Cyprus Cyprus
Digi Wisdom for Mediators and Trainers In post conflict Cyprus of the 1990s, a group of individuals from both sides of the divide, with the help of academics and conflict resolution specialists, started meeting and participating in a series of seminars and trainings. As the newly trained Mediators and Conflict resolution trainers began to educate new groups of Cypriots, Cypriot civil society slowly benefited from a growing number of enthusiastic individuals with a vision for peacebuilding and reconciliation on the island. They now share their experiences and the crystallization of their wisdom in short videos. The human stories and relationships were built out of the common belief that mediation and/or conflict resolution training can truly help alleviate differences and bring forth social change. In the context of a post-conflict society, this group of activists now share their stories from their trainings, interactions with others and journeys of overcoming obstacles encountered, both internal and external. Networking – management;
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Mediators and Bicommunal Trainers Cyprus
Collaborating Into the Future: A Model for NGOs Collaborating into the Future: a model for NGOs is a webinar that provides an opportunity to look at organisations working in post-conflict societies and their approaches to conflict resolution. It focuses on the experiences and learning of the NGO Support Centre and the Management Centre of the Mediterranean, organisations which have built up a successful relationship centred on trust and collaboration and developed a model for working together in a post conflict setting. The aim of the webinar is to share the knowledge and experience acquired by both organisations and to present their methods of collaboration as a model that others can also benefit from. Networking – management;
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The Management Centre of the Mediterranean Cyprus
Youth Power Line YouthPowerLine is an online networking platform aimed at young people who want to take control of their futures and are seeking creative ways of navigating a path through the economic recession. With a focus on improving employability, the platform aims to equip job seekers with an introduction to social entrepreneurship through audiovisual master classes and a digital business directory with details of relevant organisations and companies who provide training, volunteering and employment opportunities.Built by young people for young people, the platform came about as a result of work done by members of Youth Power with young people in Cyprus and in the wider region. This work revealed a need to equip young people with the tools and contacts to develop their own solutions and to identify new ways of addressing youth unemployment. Networking – management;
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Youth Power Cyprus
The CCMC Story: How Community Media is Raising Citizen Voices The CCMC Story details the establishment of the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) and the ideas which led to its formation. The user is guided step-by-step through the process by which community media emerged in Cyprus and its importance as a bridge between civil society and the mainstream media. The tool also illustrates ways in which civil society can acquire its own distinct voice and how collaboration has been encouraged between two entirely separate (Greek-language and Turkish-language) media networks on the island. The tool is enriched with hyperlinks, images, videos and how-to features. It aims to inspire others in conflict situations who may be considering launching their own community media initiatives. Communication – new narratives Cyprus Community Media Centre Cyprus
FabLab Northern Ireland FabLab Northern Ireland has established Irelands first FabLabs in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry. The FabLabs have been established by community led organisations (www.nervecentre.org and www.ashtoncentre.com) and funded by the EU Peace Programme to use digital fabrication as tool to build collaborative, constructive relationships between and within populations impacted by conflict and division in Northern Ireland, empower communities and upskill them through the use of new and emerging technologies.Developed in partnership withe the Centre for Bits and Atoms at MIT, FabLab Northern Ireland is developing a model of using digital fabrication to provide practical and philosophical support to peacebuilding processes in divided societies. Communication – new narratives;
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The Ashton Community Trust/The Nerve Centre United Kingdom
Podcasts for empowerment Podcasts for Empowerment distributes critical news and information to rural women and girls, many of whom are illiterate and live without access to electricity, which limits their connectivity to information technology. By equipping journalists and Listening Centers with low cost, solar powered recording and broadcast equipment, women were connecting to high-quality news and information about issues including but not limited to gender-based violence. The Listening Centres are situated around Makeni, Kenema and the Western Districts of Sierra Leone, in places where women usually gather and would have the time to listen to the programme together. These included hospitals and rural health clinics, schools, family support units and community centres. Communication – more voices Media Matters for Women Sierra Leone
Syria Data Discussion Syria Data Discussion was created to achieve the following objectives: (1) provide a place that links to all the public data on Syria, (2) support and encourage a discussion on Syria based on data, (3) share knowledge and critical analysis, (4) connect all people who work on Syria, and (5) ultimately improve decision making and policy Data gathering;
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Syria Data Discussion Online
Accounts of the Conflict The Accounts of the Conflict project is building a digital archive and database to house and catalogue the stories that have been collected in recent years. In Northern Ireland, community groups that are funded to carry out these projects over a set period of time collect the majority of stories. A small number of these groups have funding to archive their collections, but in many cases funding is not available to ensure long-term preservation or easy access to the stories. Many of the groups are left with little option but to conclude the project at the end of their funding periods, leaving accumulated stories inaccessible and in danger of degradation or even destruction. Where groups are willing and where individual permissions can be obtained, Accounts of the Conflict will work in partnership with projects to ensure that these stories are preserved, catalogued and widely available on the Internet for generations to come. Data aggregation;
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INCORE International Research Institute United Kingdom
Informacam InformaCam uses the built in sensors in modern smartphones as well wi-fi, bluetooth, and cell tower information to create a snapshot of the environment in which an image or video was captured. This validates the date, time and location of capture. Digital signatures and encryption ensure that your media has not been tampered with and can only be opened by the intended recipient. Data gathering The Guardian Project Online
Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal The Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal provides the people of Rwanda, the international justice community and citizens across the globe with reflections and stories from personnel from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. In their own words, judges, prosecutors, defense council, interpreters, the Registrar, investigations and others speak about their experiences enacting a system of international justice. Topics include prosecuting crimes of sexual violence, experience of witnesses, importance of rule of law, one-sided justice, among many others. Materials in this historically significant collection can be used for justice capacity building, to educate youth, and improve systems of international justice.

This project is part of a larger research program on multi-lifespan information systems.

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University of Washington Rwanda
Libyan Youth Voices Libyan Youth Voices is a collaborative project between the Libyan Youth Movement and the International Political Forum.

It was formed in response to an existing void in the mainstream and local media regarding Libyan youth and the issues they face in post-revolution Libya.

Established in January 2013, Libyan Youth Voices seeks to capture the essence of the country’s vibrant young population; from their concerns and trials, to their creative solutions and accomplishments.

Our multi-dimensional approach including print articles, artwork, as well as live debates in an attempt to ensure that Libyan Youth Voices can truly raise the voices of young people in the country and include them in the conversation. We will also be providing educational resources and materials on a number of issues that are affecting the country right now.

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Libyan Youth Movement Libya
Egypt Parallel Constitution Constitutional drafting in post-conflict or post-revolution context requires negotiation and drastic reform on too many front all at one time. With more online platforms collecting and comparing constitutions, civil society expectations are raised very high leading to the Shopping Cart Syndrome, where they may pick and choose nice articles without understanding how they fit within the constitutional design. A tool is needed to improve transparent communication and negotiation between governments and civil society showing the constraints of constitutional design, to make responsible decisions for constitutional drafting, without risking the fragile trust and young peace. Data viz;
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Egypt Future Egypt
Hacking the Border Hacking the Border, connects and gets Dominicans and Haitians to work together, even when the relation among our governments and populations remain tense and even become confrontational.

Through collaboration we avoid confrontation, generating value through joint work and efforts we start the process of mutual discovery, understanding and getting closer.

Through our civil dialogue program we are engaged in valuable conversations, social and cultural activities where differences disappear and we treat and see each other as equals united by simple goals, clear actions and inspiring impact.

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Civil Innovation Lab Dominican Republic
Naqeshny We are Naqeshny, the first online platform that brings online communities closer to one another through a well-structured and user-friendly platform for social interaction in a one-one debates and public discussions. So, like everywhere when you say debate, it means that both of sides have different opinions or views, we try to reach a civilized debate between all sides to accept each other’s views and reach a peaceful path. Communication – new narratives;
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Naqueshny Online
Mobile Audio-Visual Unit In the Somali context, poor access to alternative experiences, ideas and information on issues of common concern such as peacebuilding, state formation and development is aggravated by (i) low literacy rates (especially amongst women and in rural areas); (ii) relatively limited access to radio for more vulnerable groups (such as women, minorities and rural poor); and (iii) very low access to television or film productions outside urban centres. This constrains the engagement of significant sections of the population, especially the youth, in societal dialogue on the governance and development process. The Mobile Audio-Visual Unit (AVU) aims to extend the outreach of the societal dialogue beyond the urban centres and literate elite and ensure that rural grassroots communities and those with poor literacy skills can be more fully engaged. In particular, the Mobile AVU aims to empower youth by creating a culture of dialogue and participation of youth in the society. Communication – new narratives;
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Puntland Development Research Center Somalia
Kokoro: A virtual global community Kokoro is a virtual place that connects children and youth, challenges prejudices, encourages reflection and promotes collaborative action. Networking- alternative space;
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Arigatou International Online
Peace Superheroes Peace Superheroes is a digital game in which players do not even realize they are learning about peace building because they are so enthralled, yet in fact acquiring relevant and applicable skills to positively transform real life conflicts. Networking- alternative space;
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Peace is Sexy Online
Training Peace Practitioners through Serious Games A consortium of peacebuilding training organisations are developing a virtual training experience to prepare peace practitioners to better contribute to peace and dialogue Networking – management;
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Peacenexus Online
@Stake A role-playing card game designed to foster empathy and collaboration in democratic decision-making processes. Communication – new narratives;
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The Engagement Lab at Emerson College Online
Peace Park Peace Park game challenges players to restore peace in a communal park and make all visitors get along, by understanding their interests and making wise decisions. Communication – new narratives;
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Elva Community Engagement Georgia
The Journey The root cause of violence and mis-understanding of migrants is a lack of empathy and our project tries to make people aware why people migrate and what they have to go through to do it. Communication – new narratives;
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Rabotat Online
iLU: Cross-cultural social media networking iLU is a cross-cultural social media networking based on emotion sharing and global citizenship for peace building. iLU allows users to interect with people around the world via photo sharing. Communication – more voices;
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EAFIT University Online
En tus zapatos En tus zapatos (in your shoes) is a free online multiplayer game for placing average Joes and Janes of all ages in the role of the several actors in the Colombian armed conflict in order to understand their points Communication – new narratives;
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Grupo de investigacion en informatica educativa, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia
In Magical Country of Mali Mobilizing youth trough electronics games for peace and developpment Communication – new narratives;
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Mali
Narratives We want to create gamified iPad applications that use textbook narratives from both sides of the border and with the help of provocative questions quizzing student knowledge based on the provided text, challenging the students to decipher between pre conceived notions and pure textbook narrative, role playing in order to force them to empathise with the other side and a variety of other tricks, help them learn that history is a narrative and that there are multiple narratives affiliated with every story. Communication – new narratives;
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The History Project Online
Conflict Simulation Platform This project is about expanding our existing browser-based multiplayer gaming platform to simulate political conflicts on a wide range of peace-related issues, such as terrorism, migration, as well as international and domestic conflict. Networking- alternative space;
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planpolitik Online
Everyday Racism Everyday Racism is the worlds first mobile phone app that challenges users to live 7 days in the shoes of someone who frequently experiences racism. Mobilisation – engagement All Together Now Australia
Ibn Battuta App Ibn Battuta App is aimed at improving coexistence between citizens of Arab / Muslim cultural background and the rest of the population, is aimed to improve, through knowledge, the self-esteem of ones and respect from the others, especially young. Mobilisation – engagement MSL / Backgalante Online
BREAKAWAY Initiative BREAKAWAY, an online soccer game to help end violence against women and girls wherein players confront challenges modeled after real-world violence and bullying, requires funding to make updates to the game for upcoming youth camps in El Salvador. Mobilisation – engagement Champlain College Emergent Media Center El Salvador
Janjaruka GBV Maze Game The game was developed to work towards empowering children to recognize, prevent and take action against Sexual Abuse. Mobilisation – engagement Centre for Rights Education and Awareness Kenya
StereoWipe StereoWipe aims at enhancing social cohesion by raising awareness around stereotypes and setting the stage for a dialogue on the potential damages from social biases. Mobilisation – engagement GRID – Gaming Revolution for International Development Online
TF-CBT: Triangle of Life Our game teaches children how to distinguish between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and helps them to understand their interconnected relationship. Mobilisation – engagement Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center Online
PlayMC2 We have built a mobile app to empower anyone around the world to crowdsource and share their acts of peace in real time. Mobilisation – engagement MCrowdsourcing Canada Inc. Online
Feedo Feedo is a mobile game that raises awareness about hunger around the world and encourages others to take action. Mobilisation – engagement Project42.net Online
Vitimalz Diviertete aprendiendo sobre la ley de victimas del conflicto armado colombiano. Communication – new narratives;
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Unidad Para Las Victimas Colombia
Play2Talk The Play2Talk program fosters dialog and trust between Jewish and Arab Israeli high school students by using the immensely popular computer game Minecraft. Over the past year, Games for Peace has implemented the Playt2Talk program in Jewish Israeli and Arab Israeli schools throughout the country. By the end of the current school year some 300 students will have participated in this program which is partially funded by the US embassy in Israel. Networking- alternative space;
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Games for Peace Middle East
Play for Peace Weekends Play for Peace weekends are bi-monthly virtual events in which youths from across the Middle East are invited to play multi-player computer games, including Minecraft, around a chosen theme (e.g., creating an international city of peace within the games virtual world). During such virtual meetings, gamers from the region are encouraged to collaborate on joint projects which stimulate communication and interaction. Thus far, Play for Peace Weekends has attracted gamers from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and more. Networking- alternative space;
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Games for Peace Middle East
Web Observatory on information warfare for the Middle East We are in the process of creating the first Web Observatory on information warfare for the Middle East. We try to demonstrate that the Web is a new battlefield and that information warfare is used as a weapon for political and military actors in the Middle East. In fact, Information Warfare has a direct impact on Web users and their societies: disinformation, deception, visual violence, threats are the most dangerous weapons of the Information Age. And Web Mechanisms, like sharing, replicating and live broadcasting comfort Information Warfare in its efficiency and purpose. Our project consists of promoting awareness on Information Warfare on the web to prevent and limit it impacts. We develop ways to educate people about the reality of Information Warfare. The objective is to fight cyberignorance and create awareness, especially among younger generations. Data gathering;
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UIR WebScience- Cemam- USJ Lebanon
Una Hakika Una Hakika (Are you sure? in Swahili) is a mobile phone-based information service which monitors and counters the spread of incendiary rumours in Kenyas violence-prone Tana Delta, which experienced a series of interethnic massacres in 2012-2013. A joint project between the Sentinel Project and iHub Research with support from the International Development Research Centre, Una Hakika uses a hybrid of crowdsourcing and crowdseeding to gather reports of rumours which contribute to an atmosphere of fear, distrust, and hatred. Data gathering;
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The Sentinel Project Kenya
Voices from Tensta This is a pilot project that Interpeace has carried out in the past year using Participatory Video as an innovative tool that helped engaging young people from marginalized suburbs in Sweden. Building on its worldwide experience working with youth, Interpeace has piloted a project in one of Swedens most marginalized suburb, Tensta, in order to assess whether its tested peacebuilding approach could be relevant in a highly developed country facing issues related to marginalization and exclusion. Initial findings revealed that young people were key actors in Tensta, not only as trouble makers but also as driving forces that could lead to positive change. Approaching youth that were the most affected by marginalization and have in-depth discussions proved challenging. Given the technology era in which we are living, Interpeace reflected on innovative tools it could use to engage young people and decided to use a participatory audio-visual tool that could both stimulate and empower young people in this exercise. A video workshop was organized using a participatory approach with a select number of youth from Tensta. The workshop allowed the participants not only to be equipped with new practical skills (such as how to use camera equipment and make interviews), but also led to the production of a short movie, capturing the voices of the Tensta community on their hopes and dreams. In line with the participatory video approach, the video has been validated by the participants and screened at a local community event, where a debate on issues raised in the film was facilitated by Inte Communication – new narratives;
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Interpeace Sweden
Landscape We have developed a web-based version of the Do No Harm methodology for analyzing the relationships between conflict and interventions. We call it Landscape.Landscape is a tool for tracking the changes in social dynamics over time. Data gathering;
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Brevity United States
The Global Peace Index The Global Peace Index is a composite index that annually measures the peacefulness of 162 countries, across 22 indicators. The GPI is developed by the Institute for Economics and Peace under the guidance of an international panel of independent experts with data partly collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).Indicators reflect both internal and external levels of peace, for instance from a nations level of military expenditure to its relations with neighboring countries and the percentage of prison population.The data is sourced from a wide range of respected sources, including the International Institute of Strategic Studies, The World Bank, various UN Agencies, peace institutes and the EIU. The index has been tested against a range of potential drivers or determinants of peace including levels of democracy and transparency, education and national wellbeing. Data gathering;
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Institute for Economics and Peace Online
RootIO A networked system for interactive community FM radio stations. We are currently developing RootIO and deploying it in Northern Uganda, working with journalists and peacebuilding experts there. FM is the most ubiquitous form of media in the developing world, available to about 75 percent of households, and it is one that does not require literacy. RootIO reduces the cost of individual stations (around 700$US) as well as their range. We bring radio down to the level of geographic communities. A station is little more than a small solar system, a smartphone, and a cheap FM transmitter capable of broadcasting in a 10-30km range. As a community investment a station it is relatively affordable, but it can inform all members of the community, providing high quality information and a space for deliberation and dialogue. Communication – more voices RootIO Uganda
Building Peace Project The project brings the youth of India and Pakistan in a year-long exchange using the internet and digital technology as a medium. In a curriculum-based interface comprising online dialogue, nine pairs of participants will build strong bonds of friendship with their compatriots, while deconstructing stereotypes and stepping out of a shell of mutual distrust and demonization that has only been kept alive by misconceptions. The program formally began on March 1, 2014, and is up for everyone to keep track of through regular updates on the participants peace journals. By the end of a year, these pairs will be brought together for a Peace Summit, where they will put down their strategies for sustainable peace between both countries. The Peace Manifesto that ensues therein will be sent out to the governments of both countries with a request for action. REF has plans to scale this program to include other conflicting countries later in the future, potentially looking at Israel and Palestine for its next season, scaling up the scope and magnitude of the operations. Networking- alternative space;
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The Red Elephant Foundation India
The Syria Airlift Project After an eye-opening research trip among Syrian refugees, our founder, Mark, began the Syria Airlift Project to explore technologies for delivering humanitarian aid through contested airspace. In the meantime, we have developed a small fleet of experimental UAVs. Each vehicle costs less than 0 and can carry 2-3 lbs. We plan to iterate soon to a larger vehicle that can carry 5-10 lbs. The planes are built from common materials, and an experienced builder can assemble one in just a few hours. We are writing custom software so a single operator can generate a swarm of deconflicted flight plans based on a single reference flight plan. To ensure the technology does not fall into the hands of malicious actors, we are writing custom software and hardware failsafes that will destroy the autopilot in the event of a crash. We have successfully flown our aircraft on profiles including automatic takeoffs, airdrops at designated GPS coordinates, and auto landings. Networking – management;
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Uplift Aeronautics Syrian Arab Republic
Friendships Across Borders: Aao Dosti Karein Friendships Across Borders: Aao Dosti Karein is an initiative that focuses on promoting cross-border friendships between Indians and Pakistanis through social media conversations, storytelling and sharing narratives that contradict the prevailing atmosphere of hostility and suspicion fuelled by mainstream media and state propaganda. Networking- alternative space;
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Friendships Across Borders: Aao Dosti Karein India
Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) index The Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) index is designed to measure peace in societies that suffered from intergroup conflict and are now in the process of peace- and state-building. SCORE employs a novel methodology to measure social cohesion (the quality of coexistence within each group) and reconciliation (the harmonious coexistence between groups) as two indicators of peace in a society. The index primarily aims at serving as a tool that can be used to a) map social cohesion and reconciliation in society, b) monitor over time the levels of these two indicators, and c) assess whether social cohesion and reconciliation are linked with each other as well as with other crucial indicators such as willingness for political compromise. The index has been rolled out in Cyprus in 2013 and again in 2014, in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014 and is now due to roll out in Nepal. The available data to date is visualized in the SCORE platform that is due to be launched in the beginning of 2015. SCORE was developed in Cyprus through the joint efforts of the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD) and UNDP-ACT with USAID funding. Data gathering;
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SeeD Cyprus
Mali Transition Initiative USAID/OTI launched the Mali Transition Initiative (MTI) with the objective of supporting the countrys democratic transition. In collaboration with Yeleman, a Malian ICT firm, USAID/OTI is using a hotline system which allows callers to beep the system and then receive a free call from hotline operators who speak their local language. The tool allows the program to gain information about new zones of intervention to orient program strategy and guide activity design, gather information from local communities on activities under implementation for real-time adjustment, and collect data to measure activity-level impact. We would like to leverage the progress already made with the hotline to create a National Platform which would be a real-time tool for connecting Malians, government authorities, and donors to increase collaboration, coordination on Malian peace building process. The platform would bring together all active implementers in peace building and stabilization projects allowing them and the public to know the who, what, when, where and for whom of projects in the form of interactive data. The platform will provide an innovative toolset including web-based mapping applications, an interactive website, a national network for active youth communities in peace building process and incorporating the basic call-in hotline system. Communication – more voices;
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USAID Mali
Smart Policing Brazil Smart Policing is designed to be a major tool to improve oversight and accountability over police in low- and middle-income settings. The tool is designed to reduce their resort to violence and thus improve public safety.It consists of an Android application which records audio and video and sends GPS location live to a cloud server. The intent is for every cop to use a mobile phone attached to their vests with the app installed. It will help to monitor their actions during their day of work. We expect to (1) increase police accountability (2) improve the police / community relationship (3) protect officers against false accusations (4) protect civilians. Communication – new narratives;
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Igarape Institute Brazil
Mapping Karpas Mapping Karpas consists of an alternative knowledge tool operating a mapping action of the rural settlement of Rizokarpaso/Dipkarpaz village and the extremity of the Karpas Peninsula. This settlement is the main village in the northern part of Cyprus where the Greek Cypriots who stayed in the village after the events of 1974 and Turkish citizens who moved to the north of the island from the southeast and north regions of Turkey have been living together in a rather unique situation. The website and related game were conceived as tool to encourage social, urban and environmental awareness through exploring and gaming. Innovation in the current Knowledge tool, stands first of all in its capability of melting a number of opposite terms into a single object: tradition-technology, gaming-learning, urban-rural, virtual-physical, local-international are all combined and merged into a versatile tool. MappingKarpas tool aims to empower local civil society, promote multi-perspectivity and foster understanding and mutual respect within possible models of sustainable and peaceful coexistence. Communication – new narratives;
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Archis Interventions_Cy Cyprus
Virtual Peacemakers This research examined virtual-human interactions as a new form of simulated contact between members of groups in conflict. A virtual human representing an outgroup member (a Palestinian) interacted with 60 Jewish Israeli participants in an experimental study. We manipulated postural mimicry by the virtual interaction partner during a conversation about a sensitive conflict issue. Mimicry increased empathy toward the Palestinians, irrespective of participants’ feelings toward the Palestinians prior to the experiment. Further, mimicked participants who reported a priori negative feelings toward Palestinians expressed more sympathy toward their Palestinian virtual interaction partner, rated themselves as closer to him, and perceived the interaction as more harmonious compared to participants in a counter-mimicry condition. The results underscore the impact of mimicry on intergroup interactions, especially on individuals who harbor negative feelings toward the outgroup. The use of virtual-human interactions in obtaining this effect reveals the still widely unexplored potential of technology-enhanced conflict resolution. This research has recently been published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/cyber.2014.0213 Communication – new narratives;
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University of Barcelona Middle East
Community Mapping in Syria In opposition-held areas of Syria, nascent governance structures, including security and justice (S&J) institutions such as the Free Syrian Police, are emerging but there remains widespread citizen mistrust of law enforcement actors owing primarily to decades of State-led oppression by security forces. Creative Associates International (Creative) is working in building trust and legitimacy in these nascent peacebuilding forces, and laying a foundation of interconnected processes that provide for resilient, sustainable, civilian-led, community security institutions that are connected to local governance in Syria. One activity is community-based mapping of unsafe and safe areas, showing local communities how to perform mapping to securely collect and publish data for use by S&J actors, like the City and Local Area Councils and the police in conjunction with the community for peacebuilding. [Links or references are not available/cannot be provided due to the sensitive nature of project] Data gathering;
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Picha Mtaani Picha Mtaani is a local, community-driven peacebuilding initiative in Kenya that began in 2009 and continued until the election in 2013, using arts and technology to create fora and platforms for reflection, dialogue, interpersonal healing and community reconstruction. We combine on-the-ground engagement with sustained involvement through SMS communications, social media dialogue, digital media content, etc. The work took several main iterations: 1) Picha Mtaani and Amani Tour cross-country street photography exhibitions, community fora, psychosocial support, film screenings, participatory theatre. 2) Heal the Nation mostly Nairobi-based complex screenings: we led about 1200 group conversations in communities around the post-election violence that Kenya experience, using our film Heal the Nation to create a starting point and emotional engagement. Data gathering;
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Making All Voices Count Making All Voices Count is an international initiative promoting effective governance and accountability in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The programme supports creative and cutting-edge solutions, many of which use mobile and web technology – promoting transparency, fighting corruption and empowering marginalised groups to make government more effective and accountable. Many of the partners we support focus on solutions (both high and low tech) to support peace-building efforts and the prevention of violence, using tech for anything from conflict early warning systems to supporting access to services for victims of gender-based violence and sexual assault.Follow this link for a list of our current projects – http://www.makingallvoicescount.org/call-for-proposals/ Communication – more voices;
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Hivos Global
#Sudan2030 UNDP Sudan has partnered with the Institute for the Future and Futurescaper to explore the use of foresighting methodologies for strategic planning and decision-making in Sudan. The process of engaging a range of stakeholders and population groups in developing a common vision of the alternative futures for Sudan is showing to have tremendous value not only in terms of accompanying a strategic planning process, but also as a dialogue and communication tool in a diverse and divided society. Engaging with the IFTF and Futurescaper, UNDP Sudan is implementing a series of foresighting exercises and research into alternative futures at state and national levels in collaboration with national partners. Having piloted the methodology in East and North Sudan the use of foresighting is taking on a life of its own with partners wanting to employ the method in their own projects and organisations, realising its power in bringing people together, having conversations about difficult topics that nevertheless transcend current divisions and power struggles. Throughout 2015, the process will continue at regional level in the South, West and Central regions of Sudan, before culminating in a series of national level foresighting events that aim to create common visions of alternative futures for Sudan 2030 that can provide the platform for agile, resilient development plans no longer curtailed and dictated by the long history of conflict and violence. For continuous updates on our conversations follow us on Twitter #Sudan2030 Data aggregation;
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Social Media analytics to understand violent extremism FHI 360 is piloting the use of Crimson Hexagon ForSight social media data analytics (http://www.crimsonhexagon.com) to better understand dynamics and trends affecting the push and pull factors of violent extremism in the Middle East and North Africa region. Beginning in January 2015, FHI 360 will use the data to inform its design of pilot activities aimed at supporting local solutions to counter violent extremism in the region. In addition, the data analytics will contribute to ongoing learning and knowledge sharing among donors and local stakeholders engaged in the project. Data viz;
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Africa Inspire This projects is about using the power of alternative media to break stereotypes. I use photojournalism and filming to break the stereotypes and tell a different story of that image about my country and my region as that of war, conflict and terrorism. Africa Inspire emerged from the same idea of changing narratives and behaviors towards mainstraiming Africa as a place of poverty and war. My documentary highlights the role of youth in peacebuilding in Kenya. I also use the same medium to diffuse hope in the region desperate for its post-revolutions through voices of peace and aspirations. Communication – new narratives Aya Chebbi Kenya
ARTE We would like to share the mission of ARTE and talk about its human rights focus, utilizing public art, design, and technology as well as its pedagogical model of using public art, design, and technology might be used in order to promote human rights and peace-building. Communication – new narratives;
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Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) United States
Information Ecosystems We are currently working on a research project called Embracing Change: The Critical Role of Information, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The first step in the research process was to lay out what we mean by information ecosystems, trace the underlying theories, and articulate key questions that we want the research to answer. We now have a working definition of information ecosystems: Information ecosystems are complex adaptive systems that include information infrastructure, tools, media, producers, consumers, curators, and sharers. They are complex organizations of dynamic social relationships through which information moves and transforms in flows. Through information ecosystems, information appears as a master resource, like energy, the lack of which makes everything more difficult. Data gathering;
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My African Identity It is a website with an African map exposing diversity and richness in culture. It is called My African Identity. It focus more on bring up the aspect of social cohesion. This website will try to bring unity through embracing the difference and variety. It will draw on bringing out the strength in diversity of the continent. Mostly it will be information sharing by using a participative approach. It will link up videos, pictures and information about different tribes, cultures and African fundamental theories like Ubuntu. This website will also extend unto social media using some of the following hashtags: #AfricanID #AfricaReimagined #OurHeritage #MyStory #RewritingOurHistory. I see this as a campaign for a collective approach to piecing together our identity. In this tool through technology people will be able to see which African tribe and culture lives where. What are they are about, what food they eat, what defines them, etc. I believe with more information people make better deci Data viz;
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Earth Game The EarthGame is a peace-building/problem solving/strategic planning tool that uses the Earth Dashboard as its user interface. It is a tool that enables the average person to develop strategic plans for building, spreading and deepening peace. It is a tool for meeting basic human needs and fulfilling basic human rights. (http://www.1earthgame.org). The EarthGame, in a very real way, automates the strategic planning process behind the Global Solutions Lab (www.designsciencelab.com) that take place each year at Chestnut Hill College and the UN in New York. Earth Dashboard (http://www.earthdash.org/index.php) is a tool for navigating from where we are to where we want to be. It is a visual way of displaying the vital indicators of the condition of the world, from a global perspective. The Earth Dashboard is a tool for making visible the conditions of the world and the paths to peace. Networking – management;
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EarthGame Online
Participation and transparency- SCER Yemen The objective was to develop and promote the SCER Yemen organization as a way to avoid post electoral conflicts, including a Facebook campaign. The SCER website shows increase in traffic among young men and women as well as more Facebook feedback on the improvements happened with SCER to boost its transparency in order to be able to manage the next elections and avoid conflicts on the elections results and outcomes background. In addition there was a capacity building element of the SCER staff on how to use their internal website as a mean of interactive communication with youth specifically. Communication – more voices;
Mobilisation – engagement
Libya Al Khair Yemen
#peacehack The #peacehack hackathon series brings technologists and peace builders together over 36 hours to build solutions for peace. The peacehack series builds long term and sustainable connections and partnerships from within and outside the peacebuilding sector. After a successful launch in London in 2014, we are aiming to host further hacks in 2015 with our global partners. Networking – management;
Mobilisation – engagement
International Alert United Kingdom
Insight on Conflict Insight on Conflict (www.insightonconflict.org) is an online platform providing information on local peacebuilding in conflicts around the world. Drawing from a network of Local Correspondents, experts from or based in conflict areas , Insight on Conflict documents the work of the local peacebuilders through profiles of their organisations. We also publish a regular blog on issues related to local peacebuilding, civil society action, and conflict. We have profiled over 900 organisations to date, and have significant expansion planned for 2015. Data aggregation;
Communication – info sharing;
Communication – more voices
Peace Direct Online
Tabletop tech for peace education This work is a qualitative investigation of how the use of tabletop technology might be able to promote peaceful attitudes and mitigate conflict in a school environment. Twenty (20) students worked in conflicting groups of four students each, on various learning and game activities around an interactive tabletop, over the span of three weeks. Analysis of student interviews and video recordings of their interactions around that tabletop provided evidence that the technology has the potential to become a means for communication and collaboration, give the chance for students in conflict to share a common space, and help shape better attitudes and relationships among them, which extends beyond the duration of the intervention. The work provides insights on the use of interactive tabletops for peacemaking in conflict-stressed school environments. Networking – management;
Networking- alternative space
Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus
Smart Policing Kenya Smart Policing is designed to be a major tool to improve oversight and accountability over police in low- and middle-income settings. The tool is designed to reduce their resort to violence and thus improve public safety.It consists of an Android application which records audio and video and sends GPS location live to a cloud server. The intent is for every cop to use a mobile phone attached to their vests with the app installed. It will help to monitor their actions during their day of work. We expect to: increase police accountability; improve the police- community relationship; protect officers against false accusations; protect civilians. Communication – new narratives;
Networking – management
Igarape Institute Kenya
Smart Policing South Africa Smart Policing is designed to be a major tool to improve oversight and accountability over police in low- and middle-income settings. The tool is designed to reduce their resort to violence and thus improve public safety.It consists of an Android application which records audio and video and sends GPS location live to a cloud server. The intent is for every cop to use a mobile phone attached to their vests with the app installed. It will help to monitor their actions during their day of work. We expect to: increase police accountability; improve the police- community relationship; protect officers against false accusations; protect civilians. Communication – new narratives;
Networking – management
Igarape Institute South Africa
PEACEapp PEACEapp is a global competition organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the United Nations Development Program in collaboration with Build Up to promote digital games and gamified apps as venues for cultural dialogue and conflict management. Additional partners of PEACEapp include GamesForChange and the Institute for Economics and Peace. Data gathering;
Networking – management
Build Up Online
MEPEACE – mepeace.org MEPEACE is a network for peace with thousands of peacemakers and millions of page visits on mepeace.org.

Our web platform empowers individuals and organizations from more than 180 countries to overcome physical barriers, share and learn about one another. The Israeli media have called MEPEACE the “Facebook of Peace” because it works like Facebook and is dedicated to peace. MEPEACE has a non-profit organization sustain this work and contributions are welcomed.

On the mepeace.org web platform, individuals express themselves and communicate with each other through photos, videos and text. Communication is enabled in chat rooms, and through comment walls and private messaging, and in thousands of discussions. Upon joining us one receives a page online with a personal profile, blog, comment wall and private inbox.

MEPEACE is leveraging technology for peace.

All are welcomed to join free.

For more info, email Eyal Raviv at eyal@mepeace.org.

Communication – info sharing;
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MEPEACE Israel
Web-based Tooling for Inclusion and Empowerment Our project aims to offer peacebuilders a robust, easy to use online development platform for creating mobile applications that can be targeted to specific contexts. We hope that our project will bring the power of technological tools to the global community of peacebuilders and in turn increase the inclusivity and local ownership of peacebuilding initiatives. Networking – management;
Mobilisation – engagement
JustPeace Labs Global
NepalMonitor.org NepalMonitor.org is a system designed to alert local organizations to human rights and security incidents happening in their area, as well allow anyone to easily share incidents they see with local, national, and international organizations. This should help these organizations to better respond to what happens around them, and keep themselves safe.

NepalMonitor.org maps reports from media, collected by large reputable organizations, or sent directly by individuals.

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PBI / NepalMonitor NEP
The Socialholic Typewriter The Socialholic Typewriter is an online creative writing platform which enables users to collaboratively tell stories, connect with their readers, and raise inter-cultural awareness to support diversity of cultural expression. It all starts with a visual stimulus. The Socialholic Typewriter provides the image and invites people to produce 300 words flash fiction stories. It supports the idea that flash fiction, a style of fiction of extreme brevity, is a rising literary genre which is perfect for our social media era, fast paced life and continuous flow of information. Such brief, fragmentary narratives which use two semiotic systems (the written word and the visual) can effectively inspire, entertain, empower and challenge the busy readers. Communication – new narratives;
Communication – more voices;
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The Socialholic Typewriter Cyprus
Digital Youth Dialogue Social Media tools, such as FrontLine SMS can be used as a tool to communicate between the youth in different ethnic groups to send important messages and recieve respond on a timely manner. When I was working at IREX, in 2010 Kyrgyzstan had an ethnic conflict between the Uzbek and Kyrgyz ethnic groups. The project -Digital Youth Dialogue- was set up and I was responsible to coordinate that project. In order to re-unite the youth of different ethnic groups, south and north, religious groups, my project set up online communication projects. During the online projects, youth used ICT tools as bridge to eliminate the stereotypes toward other groups, learned cultural differences, presented their unique culture to each other and made friends from different ethnic, regional and cultural groups. Networking- alternative space IREX Kyrgyzstan
Transmedia Graphic Novel series on Youth empowerment and conflict transformation through civic engagement. For the past 4 months I (in my capacity as Communications Manager at the Orange County Congregation Community Organization) have worked with these latino youth from the group called the Anaheim BROS (Breaking Stereotypes) to create a curriculum that educates, challenges and empowers them to be civically engaged, be transformative leaders, and peacebuilders in their communities. The curriculum was co-written by the youth and now we are in the midst of storyboarding, creating the photostories and developing the accompanied graphic novel series that will tell the story of a 5 young heroes in Anaheim that resolve conflict, are transformative leaders and gain power from being civically engaged. The cartoon series and curriculum will be distributed through out Anaheim Union High School District and will be the bases for training at our bi-annual youth summits. The transmedia component will include an online social media strategy that will target youth to be involved and be active peacebuil Communication – new narratives;
Mobilisation – engagement
Orange County Congregation Community Organization (OCCCO United States
Border Lives Border Lives is a storytelling-oral history project that is being managed by the Tyrone Donegal Partnership and funded by the European Union s PEACE III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Pobal. It has produced six short films capturing people s lives and experiences along the border region of Northern Ireland, from the Troubles to the present day.

The project’s aim is:- To ensure that the stories and experiences of those living in the Border Region during the Northern Ireland Conflict are captured, replicated and shared in innovative ways that are accessible to both new and wider audiences locally, regionally and internationally.

Communication – new narratives;
Communication – more voices
Tyrone Donegal Partnership United Kingdom
Wajenzi Wajenzi means builders in Swahili. Wajenzi are people who help build a peaceful and positive community and society. On this platform you find profiles and stories of ordinary citizens of the Kivu region in D.R. Congo who have done something extraordinary for people around them. You can support and reward their efforts, share their story, submit a Mjenzi* yourself or simply get inspired. Communication – info sharing;
Communication – new narratives;
Communication – more voices
Butterfly Works Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
i-Vee i-Vee is a mobile game that sets out to explore the value of volunteerism through fun, casual gameplay. The ultimate goal of the game is to inspire and encourage players to get more involved in the life of their community through volunteering. Developed by Cyprus Family Planning Association and Egypt Foundation for Youth and Development in partnership with Cocoon Creations, i-Vee strives to become a powerful new medium for promoting volunteerism in the Eastern Mediterranean region and beyond. Mobilisation – engagement Cyprus Family Planning Association Online
Electoral Risk Management Tool The Electoral Risk Management Tool (ERMTool) is designed to empower those who have either the mandate or interest to ensure that elections are peaceful and credible. Intended users are electoral management bodies, security sector agencies, civil society and other state or non-state actors. The tool is intended to build users’ capacity to understand electoral risk factors, collect and analyze risk data, design prevention and mitigation strategies, and record the results of actions. Data gathering;
Data viz;
Data aggregation
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Online
Panzagar The Panzagar movement started in early 2014 to promote responsible use of the Internet. Some participants of the movement distributed pamphlets in major cities of Myanmar reminding the public that aside from “draconian censorship” the other threat to free speech is “irresponsible and hateful speech.”

Panzagar was founded by the well-known blogger Nay Phone Latt, who was arrested by the former military regime for posting information about the 2007 pro-democracy protest actions which came to be known as the Saffron Revolution on his blog. He was released in 2012.

Communication – new narratives;
Mobilisation – engagement
Myanmar IT for Development Organization Myanmar
Voices of Youth Maps Voices of Youth Maps is a collaboration between UNICEF, youth communities and local governments to bring positive change through direct youth participation. Launched in 2011 the initiative uses the digital mapping technology to create a virtual image depicting the everyday realities, challenges and opportunities encountered by young people. Voices of Youth Maps provides a mobile application and an online platform for young people to identify issues and engage with their communities to positively impact their neighborhoods.
Voices of Youth Maps currently runs in seven countries and territories. Mapping started in Brazil and Haiti and has since spread to communities in Kosovo, France, Bhutan, Argentina and Madagascar.
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UNICEF Global
UReport UReport is a pioneer, direct real-time feedback and youth engagement tool that was launched by UNICEF Uganda in May 2011. It is a revolutionary and free SMS-based system geared towards the engagement and empowerment of young people. With it, youth participates in what is happening in their communities and are empowered to work with community leaders to effect positive and inclusive change. It is a critical tool in reaching the hardest to reach as it inspires action by community youth to unite and share the responsibility of creating a better environment for everyone. It also stimulates action from leaders – based on what their young people want, thereby making UReport a catalyst for engaged, responsible and responsive governance. Data gathering;
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UNICEF Uganda
Participatory Video in South Sudan Supported by the VISTAS program, the Dinka-Misseriya Joint Border Peace Committee in Northern Bahr ElGhazal state works to reinvigorate cross-border economic ties, restore and improve relationships, and address divisions between the communities on both sides of the Sudan – South Sudan border. In support of the Committee’s work, Build Up ran a participatory video initiative aimed at bringing young men and women into this process as peace actors in their own right. Communication – new narratives;
Mobilisation – engagement
Build Up South Sudan
Hands on Famagusta Hands-on Famagusta web platform is devoted to imagining a common urban future for a unified Famagusta, paving the way for future collaboration and further cohabitations in a post-conflict Cyprus. The activities of Hands on Famagusta have been made possible with the support of USAID. The creation of the Hands-on Famagusta web platform was supported by UNDP-ACT through Mahallae. All Hands-on Famagusta Activities are supported in-kind by the University of Cyprus. The November 2014 Hands on Famagusta Workshop was kindly hosted by the Goethe Institute and website launch and public presentation event is kindly hosted by the Home for Cooperation Communication – new narratives;
Networking- alternative space;
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Imaginary Famagusta Group Cyprus
Sawtna.net Sawtna.net is an online platform aimed at stirring its users toward good practices and improved strategies when using Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and social media for advocacy, campaigning, mobilization, dissemination of information, crowdsourcing and more. Data aggregation;
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Communication – info sharing
Sawtna Sudan
Menapar Policy Map Menapar’s Policy Visualization is the advent of Policy 2.0. It maps relationships among laws, regulations and policies; to produce a simple interactive infographic that allows the user to consult any article of interest, and find out the relevant and corresponding articles within the same law, related jurisdictions and sectoral regulations; as well as pertinent international agreements.

Menapar uses Policy Visualization toward civil society training and capacity building on policy reform and negotiation, as well as uses in conducting structural risk assessments in emerging and fragile economies.

Menapar’s Policy Visualization builds peace with technology through actively seeking to crowdsource law and policy, so that underrepresented communities have a chance to negotiate them, propose amendments; and above all, learn of possible impacts on their lives.

Menapar helps fragile communities become resilient as they own the making of their governing rules.

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Menapar Egypt
Services Advisor App Today, over 60 humanitarian organizations operating in Jordan share information through an open-data monitoring tool called ActivityInfo. Using this data, PeaceGeeks collaborated with UNHCR to develop a mobile web app called “Services Advisor,” which leverages mapping software to make information regarding humanitarian services in Jordan more accessible to refugees and other service providers. Services Advisor is a tool that makes connecting refugees with essential services and resources easier, faster, and more effective by providing a central directory of services. App users can search this directory by location, service type, organization name, region and proximity. The app features both a map view of the directory, as well as a list view, where users can find summary and detailed information on particular providers, including details such as: hours of operation and whether or not refugees need a referral to access a particular service. Data gathering;
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PeaceGeeks Jordan
Electronic National Identity Document Currently, IcSP is supporting the roll-out of the e-tazkira or Electronic national Identity Document (ENID) pilot phase (4.700,000 euro). Data gathering International Organization for Migration Afghanistan
Monitoring elections in Burkina Faso through information and communication technologies. Monitoring elections in Burkina Faso through information and communication technologies. Data gathering;
Data viz;
Data aggregation
Diakonia Burkina Faso
Civil Voices for Peace A campaign through social networks (Facebook), and the network of the international community (Aavaz), and aimed to increase awareness among young people and all activists in the media and social networks talk of change and peace-building and the rejection of violence and bear arms. Communication – info sharing;
Communication – new narratives;
Communication – more voices
Adwar Organization For Youth Development Yemen
Interfaith networking and education The communication language of youth is nowadays the digital one through social media, using their smartphones.
Therefore, the training the youth will have will increase their communication capacities in using social media to face sectarian and fanatic ideas and share with their peers and digital networks the positive values of respecting the difference and building interfaith solidarities.
Through this project, Adyan would like to increase the positive interfaith visibility on Social Media and contribute in reversing the trend that portrays the other as the enemy, just because he/she is belonging to a different community.
In this period or rising of extremism in the Middle-East, Adyan believes that digital communication has a role to do, and we want to offer this opportunity to the Lebanese youth as change agents and peacebuilders.
Communication – info sharing;
Communication – new narratives;
Communication – more voices;
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Mobilisation – engagement
Adyan Foundation Lebanon
AsylumConnect Catalog AsylumConnect is creating the first centralized catalog of LGBTQ-friendly resources (organized by city) for asylum seekers. The AsylumConnect catalog currently includes social, medical, legal, counseling, and other services (such as public libraries, computer labs, and free mailing services). The AsylumConnect catalog will help persecuted LGBTQ people find basic human needs resources upon their arrival in the U.S. This simple idea has the potential to benefit an estimated 300,000 asylum seekers. Communication – info sharing AsylumConnect United States
Digital Hope Digital Hope is creating impact as it is giving war amputated victims a new voice through ICT tools and a way to learn skills with a potential for employment and empowerment, and a chance to bear witness and share their war time stories to the world thereby creating attention to their plight, hope and healing. Although there is peace across the entire country currently, most of the war victims still cannot live a normal life, and marginalized from the main stream of using Information Communication Technologies (ICT). This educational practice in a non-formal setting creates the leverage for people who are unable to access facilities at a formal education setting because of their conditions to be able to do so at last. The project does shows what can be achieved through ICT and technology and creating a space for people with disability to gain access to educational technology tools Communication – more voices;
Mobilisation – engagement
B-Gifted Foundation Sierra Leone
Computer Training Schools for Muslim Youth Technology is used to bring together Muslim and Christian youth peacefully in the Bukuru and Bisichi communities, by providing a much needed service to unemployed and under-educated young people. Poverty, neglect and lack of educational opportunities have aggravated community religion-based tension for many years. The only other schools or colleges with comparable computer training facilities in the area are those whose fee structure put them well out of reach for the vast majority of our community.

Providing the computers, flat screens, keyboards, solar panels, batteries, generator and other associated equipment, and very good teachers, shows the Muslim youth that they are loved and valued and that the Christian community want the Muslim young people to grow together with them, not to become disenfranchised or left isolated. The community take responsibility to care for and keep in good working order and repair the facility.

Communication – info sharing;
Mobilisation – engagement
Christian Faith Institute (CFI) Nigeria
factr Factr is a technology platform that combines networked collaboration with machine intelligence, for monitoring, filtering, analyzing and sharing information. Factr is built to dramatically refine information flows to their most crucial components, enabling smarter, faster decisions.

Factr will enable the peacebuilding communities and institutions to share a common platform to manage information and to securely share awareness across institutional and geographic boundaries.

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Factr Global
NaTakallam NaTakallam is a social venture that connects Syrian refugees in Lebanon (and a few outside of Lebanon) with Arabic learners through the internet and provides them with a stable source of income and rewarding work opportunity.
Anyone able to connect to the Internet and to use standard tools of communication ( emails, excel sheets, Skype) can benefit from our program, pending on their qualifications. The peace building impact lies in providing the marginalized refugee community of Syrians in Lebanon with a rewarding work experience. The impact is also in the cross cultural ties NaTakallam creates between users, who are mostly Westerners, and their Syrian conversation partners, leading the path to greater global communication, cultural exchange and transnational friendships and understanding.
Communication – info sharing;
Networking – management;
Networking- alternative space
NaTakallam Global
Biometrics in Democratization Interpeace embarked with the National Electoral Commission of Somaliland to deliver a national voter registration process using iris scanning technology. The process is ongoing and after 2 regions, the results are impressive: 1) Levels of participation are significant with no significant demonization of the technology. 2) The challenge of multiple-registering leading to multiple-voting is being effectively curtailed. 3) Every aspect of the process is locally owned by the National Electoral Commission, perhaps the single most important aspect of the projects success. Data gathering;
Networking – management
NEC Somalia
SOLEs – Self-Organised Learning Environments in Colombia Self-Organised Learning Environments is a methodology developed by TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra to promote child-driven learning using the Internet to answer big questions. In Colombia, we have been scaling the use of SOLE to public spaces like schools, internet kiosks and libraries in over 14 provinces successfully. Now, we believe that SOLEs can be used to address big questions around peace-building as we approach the signing of a peace treaty with our oldest guerrilla. After 70 year’s of ongoing conflict, many questions arise on people’s responsibility and participation in creating tolerance, forgiveness, justice and many other issues in a post-conflict era. This talk will present the purpose, initial design and prototype of a SOLE peace-building strategy/toolkit and initial testing results (if available) for feedback. At SOLE Colombia we also use our webpage and social media to keep the Colombian SOLE Community alive. Communication – info sharing;
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Fundacion Sole Colombia Colombia
Zimari for the voiceless Most African countries in particular Zimbabwe does not allow people to gather or protest for their rights and we have to come up with new technology tools to disseminate information , lobbying and advocating. We have a created a USSD application which can work with mobile platforms to reach any kind of phone carrying information. Communication – info sharing;
Communication – new narratives;
Communication – more voices;
Mobilisation – engagement
Vuka Uzenzele Trust Zimbabwe
Build Peace Fellowship The Build Peace Fellows program builds local innovative potential for individuals and organisations embedded in peacebuilding processes. Over one year, the program helps an individual take an innovative peacebuilding intervention from idea to implementation. We believe the program is particularly important at a time when there is still a mismatch between the push for innovative peacebuilding and local capacities for that innovation to take place in the field. Communication – more voices;
Networking – management;
Mobilisation – engagement
Build Up Global
News that Moves In 2015, Internews launched NewsThatMoves, a news website for people who are displaced or seeking asylum, especially in Greece and the Balkans, that produces independent, verified information people can use. Internews contracted Build Up to design, develop and launch the NewsThatMoves site and related social media campaigns. We did this until August 2016; the site is now entirely run by Internews. Data gathering;
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Build Up Global
Building a Dialogue Support Platform in Ukraine Since June 2015 we are implementing the project “Building a Dialogue Support Platform in Ukraine” for the UNDP in Ukraine, a project born of mediatEUr’s initiative to support Ukrainian dialogue efforts for sustainable peace. We utilise cutting-edge dialogue technologies to enable country-wide communication and map the main issues and opportunities.

The Ukraine Dialogue Support Platform is an online and in-country platform that helps Ukrainian dialogue actors connect with each other, understand their needs, and communicate with national actors and the international community, utilising interactive, modern dialogue technologies.

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mediatEUr Ukraine
Salamatech Since 2012, SalamaTech has helped millions of Syrian non-violent citizens stay safe online. We provide customized, easy-to-use digital safety guidance, tools, training, emergency support, real-time remediation and one-on-one technical assistance. As the conflict has intensified and many Syrians are now trapped inside Syria, we have nurtured a network of Information Freedom Champions inside Syria, who provide direct assistance, training and support to vulnerable groups and individuals who cannot leave their enclaves for “external” trainings and assistance. SalamaTech also provides emergency technical support to Syrian civil society actors. Networking – management;
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Mobilisation – engagement
SecDev Foundation Syrian Arab Republic
Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution This project aims to archive all the intellectual and artistic expressions in the age of revolution; it is writing, recording, and collecting stories of the Syrian people, and those experiences through which they have regained meaning of their social, political and cultural lives. Although most of the cultural and artistic output of the Syrian revolution is available somewhere on the internet, it rushes by and is difficult to find soon after its initial launching. To create an online archive therefore serves a double aim : to gather and spread the messages expressed by the different artworks and other cultural productions and to help Syria’s artistic resistance, be it individuals or groups, to create networks among themselves and connect to the outside world. Data gathering;
Data aggregation;
Communication – info sharing;
Communication – new narratives
Creative Memory Syrian Arab Republic
Be Heard Be Heard is an online portal that provides Syrian civilian actors with step-by-step guidance on how to make their voices heard – safely and effectively. Be Heard is mobile-first, built on SalamaTech’s multi-year experience helping Syrian activists stay safe online. Our mission is to empower Syrian non-violent voices to Be Heard through the noise of conflict. Mobilisation – engagement SecDev Foundation Syrian Arab Republic
Rumour Tracking in Myanmar The main objective of this Build Peace Fellowship project is to develop a more systematic rumour tracking and verification system that does two things. First, it engages the local network in the process of rumour tracking and verification by encouraging them to report, check, provide evidence for or against and respond to rumours about conflict in Myanmar via a smartphone app. Second, it improves CDNH’s understanding of the rumour environment in Myanmar by facilitating analysis of rumour trends via a website dashboard connected to the smartphone app. JustPeace Labs are supporting the technological development of the app. Data gathering;
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Data aggregation;
Mobilisation – engagement
CDNH Myanmar
Digital game for participatory budgeting in Colombia One of the mechanisms agreed as part of the current peace process in Colombia between the Government and FARC guerrilla to encourage citizen participation is participatory budgeting, which is a process that allows citizens and communities of a locality to directly decide the spending of part of the budget according to certain priorities agreed by them. The main purpose of Diana’s fellowship project is to build a digital game to encourage participation in priority identification and deliberation. Communication – info sharing;
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Mobilisation – engagement
Purpose Colombia
Participatory analysis in Burundi To support the quantitative research component of CENAP wider research on Burundian youth’s vision for the future, they are developing a participatory analysis platform in collaboration with Elva Community Engagement. This platform will provide a user friendly interface Data gathering;
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CENAP Burundi
Streets of Belfast Streets of Belfast is an interactive walking tour app which fuses photography, historical information, authentic first person narratives and recordings of specially commissioned theatre to create unique and personalised tours of two of Belfast\’s most historic streets, The Falls and The Shankill. Streets of Belfast was created in partnership and consultation with local communities and community groups. The impetus within the project is that the end artistic product was something that was community owned and gave participants specifically, and local residents generally, a sense of pride and ownership. The Falls and the Shankill Roads are within areas with low rates of engagement with the arts, it was vital to the project that we worked with communities in a meaningful way that not only ensured engagement but that went toward readdressing long held attitudinal barriers to participation. and long held prejudices existing between communities. Communication – info sharing;
Communication – new narratives;
Communication – info sharing
Kabosh Theatre United Kingdom
iPeace: Interactive Voice Recording app in the DRC By providing people with an Interactive Voice Recording( IVR) mobile application that lets them to report in real-time human rights abuses, polices brutalities and other forms of violences in the democratic republic of Congo. The technology contributes to create the ways to promote peace through justice. In fact, there is not peace without justice, the technology provides people the ways to produce evidence on human rights abuses, polices brutalities and other forms of violence finally toward peace in the democratic republic of Congo. Data gathering;
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Avonax Group Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

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