What makes #peacehack special?
FILL THE GAP
#peacehack actively brings the two distinct worlds of technology and peacebuilding together for good
Value for money
#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.
Number of #peacehacks
How many have we run so far?
Number of live products
Number of partners we've worked with
How many cities are approaching us to have #peacehack
- New York
Latest #peacehack news
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[…]
Παρακολουθήσαμε τον hackathon στη Διπλάρειο Σχολή που φιλοδοξεί να δώσει τεχνοκρατικές λύσεις στα προβλήματα του προσφυγικού με την ενεργή συμμετοχή των ίδιων των προσφύγων. 06.11.2016 Φωτογραφίες: Γεράσιμος Δομένικος / FOSPHOTOS Το Hack the Camp δεν είναι κάτι συνηθισμένο. Είναι ένας hackathon, μια συγκέντρωση δηλαδή προγραμματιστών, ειδικών περί λογισμικού και άλλων που καταχρηστικά αποκαλούμε “hackers” που προσπαθούν δουλεύοντας εντατικά[…]
By Chaymae Lougmani, winner of #peacehackLDN 2016 Before I take you through what we did during the Peacehack and why we won it, I want to give you a quick introduction to PeaceHack and give you a bit of context. What is Peacehack Peacehack is an initiative of International Alert that brings technologists, designers,[…]
How can we improve living conditions for refugees? How can the access reliable information on their legal status?What kind of apart unities are available or can be created for refugees? How can we tap on the many skills that moving populations bring with them? How can populations in transit and local populations come closer and[…]