How can technology build peace?

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How can technology help develop connections between people and places? What’s the role of digital platforms in divided societies?

Join us for an innovative and interactive session exploring how technology can be used to boost and create peacebuilding.

Local and international #PeaceTech experts include:

  • Melissa Mbugua, the Innovation Engagement Officer from Ushahidi, the Kenyan crowdmapping platform that’s been used in Kenya after the election violence in 2008, Syria and across the world
  • Brandon Hamber, the John Hume & Thomas P. O’Neill Chair based at the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at Ulster University, which through a combination of research, education and comparative analysis, addresses the causes and consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally. They also aim to promote conflict resolution management strategies
  • Enda Young, the co-founder, of Transformative Connections, which focuses on the role technology in promoting peacebuilding and positive social change. Their mission is to create and support real and lasting connections between people and practice

This session will be hosted by the Innovation Peace Lab, an umbrella initiative of the Nerve Centre, Transformative Connections, and the University of Ulster, for all things innovation, tech, and peace building in Northern Ireland.

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