Our thematic focus areas

Social Media Monitoring, Analysis and Citizen Data

We use data to contribute to peacebuilding efforts with a specific focus on social media platforms, capacity building, and tech policy. We work with institutions to help them utilize technology to strengthening their peacebuilding capacity. Some of our work in this field includes; Fact-checking training programs for content creators,  Fellowships for journalists on fact-checking and data journalism, Data Visualizations and Digital rights, policy, & advocacy.

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Activism / Art / Campaigns

We work with organisations that use art, campaigns and nonviolent activism to promote and intervene in social and political reforms with the desire to make changes in society toward a greater good. We build strong relationships with peacebuilders and conflict mitigation experts to strengthen nonviolent action and peacebuilding efforts.  

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Open Tech / Emergency Response

Technology helps create predictive models, which can better understand how an emergency or disaster will impact the area. Understanding and viewing the prediction makes it easier to create an effective plan of action that addresses the concerns that the predictive model brings to light. We work with technology to help manage emergencies and disaster situations to help lead to more effective advances and innovations in conflict-prone areas

We aim to facilitate emergency response agencies to resolve threats in a timely and comprehensive manner.

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Education / Trauma Relief / Psychosocial Support

Going through extraordinarily stressful events more often than not leads to lasting emotional and psychological trauma. Our work in conflict mitigation might help alleviate the immediate sources of the trauma, but time does not necessarily heal all wounds, and so post-trauma stress is quite common. We work with institutions that help individuals who have gone through trauma that may have been caused by rape, domestic violence, experiencing/witnessing an act of violence, among others, cope with the events that come with it. 

These institutions include and are not limited to learning institutions that work with women, youth and children.

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Policy Development / Political Leadership

Public policy is essentially a government decision undertaken to pursue a specific goal or objective which may or may not be enforceable at the central, state or local level of governance. Policy-making is a dynamic process that is changing dramatically with the increased involvement from different stakeholders. For meaningful public policy, there is a need for input from the public. We work with institutions that work with the public for participation, thus providing communication between government agencies making decisions and the public.

Another way of ensuring that people’s voices are heard and determining policy-making that we employ in our work is activism and advocacy. Advocacy was publicly representing an individual, organisation, or idea. It is used as an umbrella term for many intervention tools, including active lobbying by letter writing, meeting politicians, running public forums, questions in parliament, and participating in various consultative processes.

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Raising awareness of and develop means to mitigate social media based hate speech, conflict rhetoric and online incitement to violence​

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