How technology can advance peacebuilding
Technology is a tool—what matters is how people choose to use it. As witnessed during the Arab Spring and countless other civil right movements, social media has the potential to galvanize groups for collective action suggesting enormous potential for the use of new communication technologies in peace and peacemaking.
In this conversation we will hear from groups who have used the powerful tool to advance peace initiatives. From the Ugandan youth using peace hashtags in advance of upcoming elections to the youth of Rwanda engaging social media as a tool for dialogue and peacebuilding efforts, what can each of these countries learn from one another to harness the power of using technology for peace, while being aware of the risks?Book experience