The #peacehack @ Build Peace has kicked off with the problem statements from the 3 Build Peace Fellows:
JEAN MARIE NDIHOKUBWAYO
Project location: Burundi
Project name: Participatory analysis platform
CENAP (a local NGO where Jean Marie works) is conducting a mixed method participatory action research process on Burundian youth’s vision for their country’s future. They are using qualitative (focus groups) discussions and quantitative (survey) data to support dialogue processes on various issues raised by the research. The main purpose of Jean Marie’s fellowship is to develop a participatory analysis platform that will be online and used on laptops or desktop computers. The aim of the platform is to enable key stakeholders to interactively analyse/visualise the quantitative data during workshops, where this analysis can serve as a basis for multi-stakeholder dialogue.
Project location: Colombia
Project name: e-Participatory Budgeting for Peacebuilding
One of the mechanisms agreed as part of the current peace process in Colombia between the Government and FARC guerrilla to encourage citizen participation is participatory budgeting, which is a process that allows citizens and communities of a locality to directly decide the spending of part of the budget according to certain priorities agreed by them. The main purpose of Diana’s fellowship project is to build a digital game to encourage participation in priority identification and deliberation.
Project location: Myanmar
Project name: Rumour Tracker
CDNH (a local NGO where Maude works) works to tackle communal violence in Myanmar. The CDNH team currently have a manual process to track rumours of communal violence. They have a network of approximately 100 local informants who they call on a regular basis. They record the outcome of these calls and produce analysis briefs for partners. The main purpose of Maude’s fellowship project is to develop a more systematic rumor tracking and verification system that does two things. First, it engages the local network in the process of rumor tracking and verification by encouraging them to report, check, provide evidence for or against and respond to rumors about conflict in Myanmar via a smartphone app. Second, it improves CDNH’s understanding of the rumor environment in Myanmar by facilitating analysis of rumor trends via a website dashboard connected to the smartphone app.