Embedding technology in peacebuilding programs
We believe there is great power in democratising technology design. That’s why we work with peacebuilders who want to introduce technology to their programs, from user-centered design, to selecting and managing a developer, to developing and deploying a prototype.
Participatory research for peacebuilding
Community-owned research is a powerful way to develop knowledge networks and structures to support peacebuilding and policy-making processes. We work with organizations that engage in participatory research using a range of qualitative, quantitative & mixed methods.
Community arts for peacebuilding
Arts-based approaches allow peacebuilders to challenge and transform prevalent narratives and identities. We design and facilitate community arts interventions that support reconciliation, national consultations, trauma healing and other peacebuilding objectives.
Strategic communications for peacebuilders
Whether it’s using social media effectively, setting up an SMS broadcast system, training community filmmakers or designing a peace game, we help peacebuilders identify and implement effective communication strategies for their programs.
We support innovative, local peacebuilders.
The Build Peace Fellows program supports exceptional individuals who want to work at the intersection of peacebuilding, arts, research and technology.
Over one year, the Build Peace Fellows program helps an individual take an innovative peacebuilding intervention from idea to implementation.
Fellowships are awarded through a competitive process in which applicants present a peacebuilding project that they want to develop through the fellowship.
Each Fellow is assigned a lead mentor from Build Up who accompanies the project, and four external mentors.
Fellows receive training on participatory methodologies, conflict sensitivity, and user-centered design.
Fellows receive a grant to cover implementation costs of their intervention up to 10,000 EUR.
Build Up works with partners to deliver a working tech prototype and / or provide technical support.