Double December!

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[…]

#peacehack @ Build Peace 2017

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[…]

Peacetech Today: Outcomes of the 2016 Build Peace Fellowship

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: 5 Months Later!

“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[…]

Taproot update

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[…]

#peacehackNYC

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[…]

The internet can spread hate, but it can also help to tackle it

“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[…]