Digital Peacebuilding in Theory & Practice
Digital technology brings opportunities and challenges to peacebuilding. Peacebuilders can leverage digital tools and spaces in their work but it’s also important to understand how technology impacts conflict. This course aims to raise peacebuilders’ understanding of the range of possibilities that exist in the field, and to encourage increased engagement with this increasingly essential part of the peacebuilding landscape. Participants learn how to assess what digital technology could be useful in their work. They learn about digital conflict drivers and how digital technologies are part of conflict contexts. They discuss policy recommendations and learn about what is coming next in this evolving field. This course emphasizes applied learning. Working on case studies from several regions and contexts, participants conceptualize and receive feedback on digital peacebuilding concepts.
- Learn about the opportunities and challenges of digital peacebuilding in theory and practice;
- Be introduced to digital tools, methodologies, and conflict drivers;
- Understand digital spaces as places for conflict and peacebuilding;
- Learn how to connect the online with the offline;
- Practice thinking innovatively within context and resource restraints;
- Practice researching and conceptualizing digital peacebuilding project components;
- Discuss digital policy recommendations;
- Exchange experiences with experts and peers and become part of a community of practice.
This course is designed:
- For practitioners and researchers who are interested in building on or developing their work at the intersection of digital and peacebuilding.
- For policy makers who want to learn about the implications of digital policy in practice.
- As an introductory course for those who want to learn how to practically integrate digital technology into their peacebuilding work.
- For professionals with some digital peacebuilding experience who would like to deepen their knowledge while exchanging with experts and peers.
- For tech professionals who are interested in learning about new fields to apply principles of "tech for good".
- To create a community of practice for professionals to exchange current concepts and practical knowledge on the applications, best practices, opportunities, and limitations of digital technology for peacebuilding.
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