New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict

Video: How Can Innovative Technology Make Conflict Prevention More Effective?

On April 10, IPI, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted an interactive discussion, video presentation, and launch of a five-case study report on the role of new technologies in the prevention of violent conflict.

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This joint research initiative has explored how innovative forms of communication, information gathering, information sharing, and information analysis over the internet (e.g., social media, information mapping, and GIS mapping), via mobile phone applications, and text messaging can be utilized in the service of conflict prevention.

Moderator:
Warren Hoge, IPI Senior Adviser for External Relations

Speakers:
Francesco Mancini, Senior Director of Research, IPI
Jordan Ryan, Assistant Administrator and Director, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP
Neil Levine, Director, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, USAID
Emmanuel Letouzé, PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, Adviser on Big Data to the OECD-Paris21 Initiative, and co-author of the Big Data case study

Video Presentations:
Helena Puig Larrauri, author of the Sudan & South Sudan case study