From Bill Waters came a great heads-up on a paper that informs a model to predict the outcome of conflict. Political scientist Bruce Bueno de Mesquita uses rational choice theory as the basis of this tool, which I would love to see with a dataset populated with Sri Lanka's conflict metrics. Bill also points to … Continue reading Computer models for predicting conflict outcomes
The National Academy of Engineering organised a workshop on Technology and Peacebuilding on 14th December 2007, the report of which I was sent last week. Through a rather tedious rigmarole, it is possible to download this report from their website. Do it. It's worth it. I joined the workshop over Skype Video and was introduced … Continue reading NAE report on ICT and Peacebuilding gets it right. And also very wrong.
"Peacebuilders everywhere are convinced that a better world is possible. They are devoted to that dream and can imagine peace, unlike so many others around them. There is no single epiphany that shows them the way to peace, or what to do to strengthen and sustain it. Many peacebuilders are killed or, through fear for … Continue reading ICT Update article – Bringing peace to life
I'm excited to be conducting a workshop for peacebuilders from across the world on how Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) can help strengthen their work next week, as part of the GlobalPeaceBuilders Peacebuilders Summit from 6 - 7 May 2008 in Belfast. My presentation Technology for Peace: IDeas from the Trenches is online and can be downloaded. It … Continue reading Technology for Peace: Ideas from the Trenches
The latest issue of Peace IT!, a journal for conflict and crisis management professionals published by the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) is out and can be downloaded here. The journal explores how ICTs can be used effectively to prevent, manage and resolve crisis to the benefit of peace and security. This issue features an article … Continue reading ICT4Peace and Humanitarian FOSS featured in PeaceIT!