New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict

International Peace Institute, UNDP, USAID (2013)

104 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2017

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Francesco Mancini

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Columbia University-School of International & Public Affairs; International Peace Institute (IPI)

Emmanuel Francis Letouze

Independent

Patrick Meier

Independent

Patrick Vinck

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; University of California, Berkeley; Tulane University

Godfrey M. Musila

Independent

Robert Muggah

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Gustavo Diniz

Independent

Helena Puig Larrauri

Independent

Anna Matveeva

Independent

Marie O’Reilly

International Peace Institute

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Date Written: April 1, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mancini, Francesco and Letouze, Emmanuel Francis and Meier, Patrick and Vinck, Patrick and Musila, Godfrey M. and Muggah, Robert and Diniz, Gustavo and Puig Larrauri, Helena and Matveeva, Anna and O’Reilly, Marie, New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict (April 1, 2013). International Peace Institute, UNDP, USAID (2013), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2902494

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