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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December was a busy month for #peacehack as two took place in different continents. For the first hack, we returned to the Build Peace Conference, which took place at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia where over 30 developers, designers and peacebuilders came together to examine the theme of “Citizen Participation in Peace Agreements”, and[…]
We’re pleased to announce that applications are now open for our next #peacehack, as part of the Build Peace Conference 2017. This years’ conference takes place in Bogota, Colombia and is based on the theme of “Making Paper Count: New Forms of Citizen Participation in Peace Agreements” We’re inviting developers and designers in the Colombia[…]
Last weekend, we built a flock of twitterbots at two #peacehacks in London and Brierfield to spread messages of peace on Twitter for International Peace Week. The latest hackathon joined a campaign from Build Up and International Alert to build #robotsforpeace to reach as many people as possible and get #peaceday trending on Twitter. Tech[…]
#peacehack returns as a key event in the Talking Peace Festival, and this year we’re going to do something a little different. We’re inviting you (as coders, developers, designers or just someone who’d like to get involved) to sign up to our #peacehack and build a bot to send messages of peace. Bots have been[…]
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[…]
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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.