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PeaceTech and Data4peace: What are we learning?

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Virtual Event

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Thu 14 January 2021
13:00-14:00

The Political Settlements Research Programme presents

PeaceTech and Data4peace: What are we learning?

Join us as we explore PeaceTech, the interdisciplinary field using emerging technologies to build digital platforms for peacebuilding.

This introductory event will draw on PSRP’s work and partnership to offer key insights and learnings from the PeaceTech team at the University of Edinburgh, including:

• What is PeaceTech? How can technology help facilitate inclusive peace, and what is the new potential regarding data analysis?

• Data on peace processes: What are the new possibilities for data collection, analysis, and connectivity? What can we do with data on peace and conflict now that we couldn’t do 10 years ago?

• What types of interdisciplinary and research-practice-tech teams are needed to produce effective PeaceTech projects?

• What lessons have we learned about designing an effective collaborative PeaceTech project in the ‘data’ space?

We will share key learnings and examples from our PeaceTech work, including our Covid-19 Ceasefires Tracker, a publicly available digital tracking tool to examine the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak on peace processes and armed conflict across the world. The tool monitors the progress of ceasefires alongside live data on infection rates in country. The data can be viewed in a timeline format, a search browse format, and a map format which also includes live data on infection rates in country.

The University of Edinburgh’s PeaceTech team is a unique collaboration between peace builders, data scientists, and many others who are helping shape the PeaceTech space, using cutting-edge technologies and data to facilitate inclusive peacebuilding.

Featuring Prof Christine BellDr Sanja BadanjakDr Devanjan Bhattacharya, and Fiona Knäussel from the Political Settlements Research Programme, with special guest Dr Benjamin Bach, Lecturer in Design Informatics and Visualization at the Bayes Centre, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, as event chair.

This event will be held on Zoom. Joining instructions will be sent to registered participants.

Registration
The webinar will be held over Zoom, with joining links emailed to participants ahead of the event. Registration details are available on the Peace Talks webinar series website.

Peace Talks Series
This event is part of PSRP’s Peace Talks webinar series, which will run from October 2020 – March 2021.

 

Image credit: Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash

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