Firstly, check out Patrick Meier's blog, iRevolution. It's rare that I unhesitatingly recommend a blog for its gripping content and this is one. Patrick's extremely prolific and this is not the only place he blogs which makes it hard to keep up with his writing, but his significant experience and lateral thinking are evident in any … Continue reading Human Rights 2.0?
As noted first in this post, about 5 years ago, when InfoShare first started its activities in Sri Lanka, we designed a ICT framework based on the (what I believe to be flawed) FAST template for early warning that used ICTs to strengthen accountability of action taken or not taken by stakeholders in a conflict … Continue reading Conflict Early Warning and ICTs
A collection of papers I've written over the years on ICT4Peace, ODR and the use of technology in disaster warning, mitigation and response. Daring to Dream: CSCW for Peacebuilding This study will examine research around the areas of Computer Supported Cooperative Frameworks (CSCW) and in particular, the Locale Framework, to examine the possible use … Continue reading Papers and research on ICT in peacebuilding, Online Dispute Resolution, Conflict Early Warning, Disaster Mitigation and Response
"...future monitoring efforts should make sure that precise locations are recorded first time. So, here are two questions for our five or so readers: what’s working well on this issue in the real world; and, what’s the most practical way to manage information about electoral boundaries?" Some thoughts of the cuff, as one avid reader … Continue reading Geo-location and human rights
Presentation made to class of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) students at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in March 2008 on the invitation of Dan Rainey.
It's been an bloody eventful year, literally and metaphorically. Sri Lanka's war escalated dramatically over the course of the year, with the LTTE suffering significantly at the hand of a Government hell-bent on its complete destruction. The timbre of democracy in Sri Lanka took many blows, not just through the erosion of human rights and … Continue reading ICT4Peace in 2007: Significant work, applied research and challenges
ICT for Disaster Management, written by Chanuka Wattegama, follows the excellent tradition of e-primers published by the Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP). In sum, as with all e-primers, this is an extremely useful publication for the non-expert to grasp the potential of and challenges to the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in … Continue reading ICT for Disaster Management: Thoughts on the APDIP e-primer by Chanuka Wattegama
I'm a founding Director and Head of ICT and Peacebuilding at InfoShare, which was set up in 2004 and currently provides services to a range of leading organisations in the development and civil society sectors in Sri Lanka and South Asia. InfoShare's main skill is in its ability to design ICT applications and services to … Continue reading InfoShare – Transforming society through technology