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Thursday, June 13 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Peacebuilding in the Age of Technology

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Sustainable Development Goal 16 is aimed at building peace, justice and strong institutions. Technology can be used in pursuit of these goals. Panelists will share how they have integrated technology into analyzing the conflict in Syria, promoting inclusive government in Colombia, preventing intercommunal violence in Myanmar, observing elections, and tracking and analyzing disinformation. However, the use of technology also raises questions and challenges, including ethical obligations, security, privacy and navigating the challenges of NGO/private partnerships. During this moderated fishbowl session, participants will be asked to share insights from their experiences on issues such as: * The impact of technology on peacebuilding projects. * Ethical obligations that need to be considered when integrating a piece of tech into a project, and lessons we can learn from other sectors. * The appropriate balance between potentially conflicting rights or goals (e.g. work to prevent or reduce violence that may impact on the right to privacy). * Partnerships with private companies who have the tools to address a project’s technological needs. * Security and data privacy implications that NGOs need to address, both individually and holistically in the field.

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Jennifer Easterday

Co-Founder & Executive Director, JustPeace Labs
I am an attorney with expertise in human rights law, international criminal law and peacebuilding. My work with NGOs and international tribunals focuses on strengthening responses to armed conflict and mass human rights abuses in Africa, Latin America and Europe. I promote ethical... Read More →


Leah Moncada

Portfolio Manager, Global Citizen Engagement, RIWI Corp.
I work with global NGOs who need safely gathered perceptions data on sensitive issues in fragile, conflict, or restrictive states. Recent work includes combating violent sentiment in Yemen / Palestine / Ukraine (World Bank), the global Peace Perceptions Poll (International Alert... Read More →
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Tom Trewinnard

Programs & Partnerships, Meedan
Tom Trewinnard (UK) is Director of Programs at Meedan, a social technology non-profit working on the Check project to develop collaborative verification tools and open training curricula. He is a co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom, which has led major collaborative reporting initiatives... Read More →
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Helena Puig Larrauri

Director, Build Up
Helena is a governance and development professional with over a decade of experience advising and supporting UN agencies, multi-lateral organisations and NGOs working in conflict contexts and polarized environments. She specializes in the integration of digital technology and innovation... Read More →

Kate Keator

Manager, Syria Conflict Mapping Project, The Carter Center

Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
Oya 3 (Laico)