The 2021 Practitioners Workshop on Conflict Early Warning/Early Action will take place virtually 18-21 May. This year’s workshop will bring more visibility to specific advancements in the conflict and violence early warning and early action (EWEA) fields, with the idea to share global lessons from different actors and offer specific skills-building opportunities.
Join the April Data for Peace Dialogue for a conversation with Facebook to hear more on the latest efforts and progress to prevent and mitigate adverse human rights impacts, prevent violence and sustain peace, and the potential of utilizing the Facebook platform and new tools it offers to follow, analyze, and report on what’s happening on social media.
The March Data for Peace Dialogues event covered efforts made in the peace and security sectors that focus on women empowerment, as well as empowerment of women directly affected by conflict and violence. Recent research and initiatives have explored how emerging technologies can contribute to this empowerment. This webinar showcased important examples of inclusion of women in peace and security processes, while at the same time reflect that much more needs to be done. The gender data gap is another priority to discuss as we need data for guiding future policymaking.
The event will discuss the resort to violence and violent extremism in Northeast Syria based on a new report entitled “Preventing the Re-emergence of violent extremism in Northeast Syria.” This report was produced as a joint collaboration by the National Agenda for the Future of Syria Programme (NAFS) at UN ESCWA and the Center on International Cooperation at New York University.
The February Data for Peace Dialogues is on remote sensing and satellite imagery, and how these types of technology can be used for human rights protection and conflict prevention. Experts discussed how their organizations apply remote sensing in their work, how this field has changed in the last decade, and what is the potential for the positive impact in the future.
The January Data for Peace Dialogue was on hate speech and its connections with social networks and physical violence carried out in the outside world. In this session, we will hear from panelists who will discuss the possibilities of utilizing data-proven techniques to detect and respond to hate speech and violent extremism effectively and consider the possibilities of scaling these approaches in different countries all over the world.
The November Data for Peace Dialogue was dedicated to the connections between COVID-19, peace, and security. The pandemic has postponed elections, delayed implementation of peace agreements, and obstructed mediation efforts. In this session, we heard from panelists whose organizations are leveraging the power of data to track correlations and insights on the relationship between COVID-19 and conflict, informing future responses to pandemic challenges and helping highlight ways to sustain peace.