New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict
International Peace Institute, UNDP, USAID (2013)
104 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2017
Date Written: April 1, 2013
This report explores the ways in which ICTs and the data they generate can assist international actors, governments, and civil society organizations to more effectively prevent violence and conflict. It examines the contributions that cell phones, social media, crowdsourcing, crisis mapping, blogging, and big data analytics can make to short-term efforts to forestall crises and to long-term initiatives to address the root causes of violence. Five case studies assess the use of such tools in a variety of regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America) experiencing different types of violence (criminal violence, election-related violence, armed conflict, short-term crisis) in different political contexts (restrictive and collaborative governments).
Keywords: conflict, prevention, big data, ICT, technology, crime
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