What makes #peacehack special?
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#peacehack actively brings the two distinct worlds of technology and peacebuilding together for good
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#peacehack can create new products and long lasting relationships for relatively little outlay
Using technology available across the world, what comes out of a #peacehack could be used in various contexts around the world
Our #peacehacks welcome anyone regardless of ethnic and social background and can happen virtually anywhere
What is #peacehack all about?
The aim of a #peacehack is to bring people with different skills from different background to come together and build something to address real issues preventing peace around the world. We see that by using technology we can create opportunities for people around the globe to communicate, participate and improve conditions for peace.
#peacehack is an initiative by International Alert. International Alert works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. Together, we believe peace is within our power. We focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we cometogether to build everyday peace.
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This article originally appeared on the Build Up blog, July 2017, and the initial ideation and prototyping took place at our #peacehackZRH event in September 2016. In the last year, Build Up, funded by Interpeace and PeaceNexus, ran a pilot program of the Build Peace Fellowship, focused on mentoring peacebuilders through strategically embedding a tech tool in their process.[…]
“Hack the Camp” Winners Present their Innovative Solutions to Refugee Challenges. Teams “RefuGR” (Refugees in Greece مهاجرین دریونان), Refergon and Taproot Design present their projects on Thursday, June 1st 2017 at 7:00pm at an invitation-only event for hackathon participants, mentors, press and select guests in Impact Hub Athens. During the five months that followed the[…]
This article first appeared on SciDev.Net May 2017 Mapping project shows the most effective peace tech is driven by young people themselves, says Harriet Lamb. “Here we have drug problems, we have terrorism, but we want young people to change their minds — and to change people’s lives.” This is what an enthusiastic young student[…]
Taproot Members Dimitris Morakis (Industrial Designer) and Voula Germanakou Kopsini (Filmmaker) together with Eirini Gkeli (Industrial Designer) teamed up during the the Hackathon on refugees and Integration Challenges #HackTheCamp, that took place in Impact Hub Athens on December 2016, winning the 3rd prize with our mobile water supply unit (WALY). Our goal was to create[…]
We’re pleased to announce our first #peacehack of 2017. The Conflict Resolution Working Group (part of the School of International Public Affairs) at Columbia University will be holding a #peacehack on March 26th 2017 whose objective is to contribute to the field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding using new technologies/media and data analysis. The #peacehack[…]
“Hate picks no sides—it merely fills the gaps left by broken communication.” By Mana Farooghi – Peacebuilding Advisor for International Alert. In the weeks surrounding the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, anti-immigrant hate crime in the UK rose to worrying levels, culminating in the dramatic murders of the Polish national Arkadiusz Jóźwik[…]
Building Peace Through the Power of Technology – International Alert’s #peacehack combines bright heads to solve today’s big problems
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and our earth is no different. Each and every day we are developing new technologies, new perspectives, and new ways to advance ourselves. And much like our children, our world is dependent on us to lead it down the right path. International Alert, a leading[…]
On November 25 and 26 at the HiVE, PeaceGeeks and Simon Fraser University (SFU) brought hacking from the tech world into the community, with an event aimed to address pressing issues confronting immigrant and refugee settlement in Greater Vancouver. For anyone familiar with the term ‘hackathon,’ an image of caffeine-fueled programmers huddled intensely around computer[…]
We’ve just got back from our last #peacehack of 2016, which took place at Impact Hub in Athens between 2-4 December. Check out our gallery to see our teams in action.
The finalist for the second part of “Hack the Camp” in Athens have been announced We were inundated with great ideas and the selection panel had a hard time selecting the final ideas to go forward. The selected ideas are: Autonomous Water Supply: A portable water supply system, which can provide better hygiene for those[…]
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#peacehack is an initiative by International Alert
We focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we come together to build everyday peace.